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Newcastle Food Month launch an incredible line up of foodie feasts

Throughout April, Newcastle Food Month will host a truly delicious lineup of foodie events showcasing the very best of our region’s culinary talent.

Feasts, brunches, tastings, long-lunches, high teas, masterclasses—whatever your food scene of choice, Newcastle Food Month has you covered!

This year more than 40 events are scattered across the Newcastle Food Month calendar, with options for everyone. Here’s what’s in store.

Cakeboi High Tea – Ms Mary - Crystalbrook
Reece Hignell of Cakeboi and Matt Smith from Crystalbrook Kingsley, are joining forces to serve up a high tea overflowing with gourmet goodies in Crystalbrook Kingsley’s ground floor café, Ms Mary!
When: Every Friday and Sunday in April | 11am, 12pm, 2pm
Where: Crystalbrook Kingsley - 282 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $89

Le Dîner en Blanc
Kicking off Newcastle Food Month 2023, Le Dîner en Blanc returns for the third time igniting the city once again with its Parisian-inspired charm in a top-secret location.
When: 1 April | 5-10pm
Where: Secret location
Cost: From $80

Le Dîner en Blanc Afterparty
Don’t get left stranded dressed in white at Le Dîner en Blanc! Head to The Lucky Hotel on Hunter Street to keep the party going!
When: 1 April | 10.30pm-2am
Where: The Lucky - 237 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: Free

Beers & Birds
Snack your way through Newy's best spicy chook, and sip your way through Method Brewing’s hoppy range of brews.
When: 1 April | 2pm-3.30pm
Where: The Newcastle Hotel - 139 Maitland Rd, Islington
Cost: $49

Pizza Senza Fonda (Bottomless Pizza)
Cocktail jugs and all the pizza you could ever wish for!
When: 2 April | 12pm-3pm
Where: In Forno - 79 Beaumont St, Hamilton
Cost: $79
To book call 02 4961 0079

Oh My Papa six course degustation + Scarborough wine match
Enjoy a six course tasting menu from Oh My Papa with wine pairings from Hunter Valley winery, Scarborough Wines.
When: 5 & 26 April | 6pm-9.30pm
Where: Oh My Papa - 11 Perkins St, Newcastle
Cost: $150

Italian Cheese and Wine Masterclass
Join the experts at Arno Deli to taste and learn about the history of six cheeses, walk in a novice, walk out a connoisseur!
When: 5 and 27 April | 6pm-8.30pm
Where: Arno Deli - 181 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $140

Woodford Reserve American Whiskey Degustation – Bartholomew’s
Experience a culinary journey like no other with a luxurious five-course degustation dinner paired with the finest selection of Woodford Reserve whiskeys.
When: 6 April | 6.30pm
Where: Bartholomew’s - 145 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $140

Grain & Grape
First Creek Wines and Foghorn Brewery invite you to test out a range of their best wines and beers, paired with a special four-course menu sourced from local ingredients and expertly matched to the wine and beer. 
When: 6 April | 6pm-9pm
Where: Foghorn Brewery - 218 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $99

Earp Distilling Co. – Good Friday Seafood Long Lunch
This Good Friday, Earp Distilling Co. together has partnered with seafood legends, Dawson’s Oysters and Shane’s Seafood, in a four-course seafood degustation alongside the Hunter Valley’s Dirt Candy wines.
When: 7 April | 12-4pm
Where: Earp Distilling Co. - 41 Darling St, Carrington
Cost: $219 pp

Fruits of the Hunter
A five-course lunch made of food sourced from the Hunter Valley, and paired with five vibrant Hunter Valley wines!
When: 8 April | 12pm-3pm
Where: Harrison’s - 108 Tudor St, Hamilton
Cost: $115

Introduction to Italian Natural Wine
Be lead through a line-up of six delicious Italian natural wines whilst grazing on a selection of cheese & salumi from the deli.
When: 12 April | 6pm
Where: Arno Deli - 181 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $160

Taste of Polish Flavours
A five-course Polish-inspired dinner to celebrate the home-country of one of Urban Deli’s owners!
When: 13 April | 6pm-9.30pm
Where: Urban Deli - 143 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Cost: $90 (paired-wine package an additional $50).

Opera at the Pub - “The Food of Love”
A unique evening of great food & music, Newcastle Music Festival & Foghorn Brewery present soprano Susannah Lawergren and harpist Georgia Lowe performing “The Food of Love”.
When: 13 April | 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where: Foghorn Brewery - 218 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $95

Earp Distilling Co. X Binnie Beef X Glenfiddich Whisky
Earp Distilling Co. partner with Binnie Beef and Glenfiddich Whisky to offer a four-course degustation cooked in front of guests, matched to a selection of Glenfiddich single malt Whiskies.
When: 14 April | 6pm-10pm
Where: Earp Distilling Co. - 41 Darling St, Carrington
Cost: $199

Vegan Autumn Long Lunch
Join the team at The Nags Head for a seasonal vegan long lunch paired with vegan wine & cocktails.
When: 15 April | 12.30pm-2.30pm
Where: The Nags Head Hotel - 272 Brunker Rd, Adamstown
Cost: $65

Afternoons at Bar Mellow
You're invited to the bigger and bolder, Newcastle Food Month edition of Afternoons at Bar Mellow, partnering with Sea Salt & Sage, and Melbourne’s Patient Wolf Gins.
When: 15 April | From 2pm
Where: Bar Mellow - Ground Floor, 744 Hunter Street Newcastle West
Cost: $110

HUMBUG Chardy Party 
Travelling far and wide to bring you the broadest range of this expressive varietal, join HUMBUG for a Chardy Party. Chardonnay's will be available by the glass & half glass on the day, HUMBUG will also be serving perfect chardy accompaniments in decadent snack form.
When: 16 April | 12pm - 4pm
Where: HUMBUG, 87-89 Hunter St
Cost: $50pp entry (redeemed on purchase of goods) NB. Tables are not reservable and are available on a first come first serve basis.

Pork Ewe Deli Seasonal Lunch
Enjoy a five-course Spanish-inspired feast, presented by Pork Ewe Deli, in collaboration with chefs, Andy Wright, and Mark Hosie.
When: 16 April | 12.30pm-3.30pm
Where: Rustica - 2/1 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $189

The Champagne Long Brunch
Relax with friends as you sip on bubbles and indulge in an array of brunch favourites!
When: 16 April | 10am-2pm
Where: The Junction Hotel - 204 Corlette St, The Junction
Cost: From $90
To reserve your spot call 4962 8888.

An Arno Sunday Lunch
Head to Arno Deli for an intimate family-style Sunday roast all enjoyed with a selection of beer and wine from the menu.
When: 16 April | 12.30pm
Where: Arno Deli - 181 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $190

Thai Musical Night Dinner
Head to the much-loved Thai restaurant, Benjamas Thai, for a night of authentic Thai food, music, and dance.
When: 16 April | 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Where: Benjamas Thai by Chin - 100 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Cost: $65

Autumn Feast
Join the Elementa team for an evening of food & wine, celebrating the flavours of Autumn.
When: 19 April | 6pm-9.30pm
Where: Elementa - 76 The Lane, Maryville
Cost:  $145

Flotilla brings back Restaurant Mason ~~ SOLD OUT
The much-loved Restaurant Mason is back for one night only! Chris Thornton, head chef and owner of Restaurant Mason, is partnering with Flotilla to serve up some of the dishes that became hallmarks of his iconic venue.
When: 19 April | 6pm-10pm
Where: Flotilla - 9 Albert St, Wickham
Cost: $250 pp

Burwood Beer Degustation
Join the Burwood Inn and the teams from Capital Brewing Co and Wayward Brewing Co for a special 6 course beer degustation dinner.
When: 20 April | 6pm-9pm
Where: The Burwood Inn - 77 Berner St, Merewether
Cost: $110
To book call 4963 5000

Modus Merewether x Pork Ewe Deli
Sample the best of Modus’ beers, alongside a four course cheese-focused menu featuring some of the world’s finest cheeses, provided by Mayfield’s Pork Ewe Deli.
When: 20 April | 6pm
Where: Modus Merewether - 20 Merewether St, Merewether
Cost: $99

Jazz at the Pub - “Savouries, Sweets, and Swing”
Presented by Newcastle Music Festival and Foghorn Brewery, enjoy a night of food and jazz with Heather Price and the Dungeon Small Band and songs of the Big Band era on a smaller scale!
When: 20 April | 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where: Foghorn Brewery - 218 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $95

Taste of Soul ~~ SOLD OUT
Experience an evening in Soul Cafe’s dining room, with a two-course meal prepared by the Soul volunteer foodies, and guided tour of the facility showcasing Soul’s extensive work to serve the city’s most vulnerable communities.
When: 20 April | 6pm
Where: Soul Café - 49-51 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: $200 for table of four

Good Folk Beer-gustation
Enjoy a 3-course dinner from executive chef Jeremy Fahy, paired with feature beers from Good Folk’s core range, along with some special releases created for Newcastle Food Month.
When: 20 April | 6.30pm
Where: Good Folk - 80 Beaumont St, Hamilton
Cost: $90

The Master & Apprentice
Three of Newcastle’s most decorated chefs treat you to an exclusive four-course meal, paired with Margan wines from the Hunter Valley.
When: 20 April | 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: The Lucky Hotel - 237 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: $150

A Tour of Italy
Take a seat to 5 courses of rustic traditional Italian food matched to imported Italian fine wines.
When: 22 April | 12pm-3pm
Where: Harrison’s - 108 Tudor St, Hamilton
Cost: $115

Wings & Wines
Newy Fried Chicken and Doom Juice Wines pair up to offer a journey through peppers and pinots, offering up spicy chicken matched to fun, fruity vinos.
When: 22 April | 2pm-3.30pm
Where: The Newcastle Hotel - 139 Maitland Rd, Islington
Cost: $49

West Walk
A progressive degustation and gallery hop through independent art galleries in Newcastle’s West End. Expect live music, a seasonal menu of wine and food, and art at each stop!
When: 22 April | 4pm-8pm
Where: Blackstone Gallery - 470 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: $85

Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Masterclass
Wine Selectors, Margan Wines and Pork Ewe Deli invite you to a mouth-watering Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Masterclass!
When: 22 April | 2pm-5pm
Where: Crown & Anchor - 189 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: $140

Meet the Maker: Greg Silkman of First Creek Wines
Enjoy a tasting of 4 wines, served by Greg Silkman paired with delicious Italian canapes from Criniti’s and wine glass to take home.
When: 22 & 23 April | 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Where: The Rooftop, Cnr Park Avenue & Northcott Drive
Cost: $20

Earp Distilling Co. Vegan Degustation
Teaming up with local farmers to showcase the best Hunter produce through a four-course vegan degustation, paired with Earp’s famous spirits.
When: 23 April | 12pm-4pm
Where: Earp Distilling Co. - 41 Darling St, Carrington
Cost: $149

“Hunter Wine Down” A Sunday Session ~~ SOLD OUT
Join iconic winemakers, Andrew Thomas, PJ Charteris and Mike De Iuliis, for a Sunday session of epic proportions at their favourite Newcastle hangout, The Edwards.
When: 23 April | 12pm-3pm
Where: The Edwards - 148 Parry St, Newcastle West
Cost: $160

Flotilla brings back Reserve Wine Bar for one night only! ~~ SOLD OUT
The legendary Reserve Wine Bar team is taking over Flotilla for one night of mischief, good food and awesome wine.
When: 26 April | 6pm-10pm
Where: Flotilla - 9 Albert St, Wickham
Cost: $250
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Six-Course Seafood Tasting Menu
Nautica Dining chef, Luke Carpenter, will showcase fresh seafood and local produce, paired with Peter Drayton wines, in a six-course tasting menu.
When: 26 April | 6pm
Where: Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club - 95 Hannell St, Wickham
Cost: $135

Edible Culture: Bush Foods Dinner
Share with our Indigenous communities on the Awabakal homelands to enjoy a bush food dinner experience that celebrates Indigenous food culture and ingredients.
When: 28 April | 6pm-9pm
Where: Local Connections - 130 University Drive, Callaghan
Cost: $90

Mediterranean Seafood Degustation Dinner
Inspired by the Middle East and French Mediterranean shores, an exquisite four-course degustation dinner has been curated by Signal Box Executive Chef, Dan James.
When: 28 April | 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where: Signal Box - 155 Wharf Rd, Newcastle
Cost: $130

Bottomless Brunch
A bottomless brunch of signature dishes, mimosas, rosé, breakfast spritzes & espresso martinis? Yes please!
When: 29 April | 9am-11am & 11.30am-1.30pm
Where: Neighbours - 2 Market St, Newcastle
Cost: $90

Heroes of the Hunter Long Lunch ~~ SOLD OUT
Wine Selectors and Crystalbrook Kingsley come together for Newcastle Food Month to celebrate all things local with a fantastic long lunch!
When: 29 April | 12pm-4pm
Where: Roundhouse at Crystalbrook Kingsley - Level 9, 282 King St, Newcastle
Cost: $149

Battle of the (Newy) Brews
A casual and fun four-course lunch with a fabulous menu created by chef, Steve Scott, perfectly paired with a range of beers from local brewers.
When: 30 April | 1.30pm-4.30pm
Where: The Lucky Hotel - 237 Hunter St, Newcastle
Cost: $89

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