Upcoming events in Canberra

It’s finally getting warmer in Canberra and with it comes all the social activities involving food! Get excited Canberra!

5th November ~ Beer Day Out

For all the beer drinkers out there, Beer Day Out is happening again!

Beer Day Out is going back to Thoroughbred Park in 2016. Saturday Nov 5 will see some of the best breweries Australia and New Zealand have to offer along side some of Canberra’s top eateries.This year we are introducing The Festival Bar which will pour a special beer supplied by each brewery attending. We are also introducing the BDO beer paddle; so you can try even more delicious brews. The BeerDiva is back running her acclaimed beer masterclasses alongside all round TV personality Paul Mercurio who will hosting cooking with beer masterclasses. DJ’s, beer games, trivia and roving entertaimant will round an awesome day of hops and happiness!


 

12th November ~ The Forage

Its the last one for the year folks, better get yourselves down there. There will be a live dessert demo by Ali King from Zumbo’s Just Desserts

Our next event will be held on Saturday the 12th of November at The Little National Hotel in Barton. Come and join us for the last Forage of the year starting at 2pm until 7pm. Come by for some of THE BEST Street Food, Beverages & Live Music Canberra has to offer.


 

18th November  ~ The Forage will have food on Friday night at the Undercurrent Design Market

The market kicks off 5pm Friday 18 November with live music and a night feast with food from The Forage. The market runs on Saturday 19th November 10am – 5pm and Sunday 20th November 10am – 3pm


 

18th – 19th November ~ Food and Wine in the Laneway

If you love wine, you better buy your tickets ASAP!

The Canberra District’s wineries are coming to the heart of the city so that over two evenings you can enjoy the region’s best wine and food without leaving the city limits. The event will be lit with festoon lights, local musicians will provide the soundtrack to the evenings and the great street art in Tocumwal Lane will provide the backdrop. This 18-19 November head to the city to enjoy all the region has to offer.


 

9th – 18th December ~ The Commons Street Feast is coming!

And boy, the line up looks spectacular! Did you see their butler option? Oh my!

Indulge your senses at The Commons Street Feast in Commonwealth Park this summer. From the 9-18 of December you’ll be able to feast your way through The Commons with some of Australia’s best food trucks, artisan chefs, craft brewers and more.

Canberra will be The Commons national debut feast, opening for dinner each night across the ten days plus lunch on weekends from 12pm.

The Commons is a free event and is open to all ages, with licensed 18+ bar areas on site.

Explore the very best food, wines and craft beer at The Commons this December.14733445_349727825381649_3096635299741040640_n1


 

16th – 17th December~ Burgers, BBQ & Beer Markets

I like two out of three of those things! Count me in!

Calling all Burgers, BBQ and Beer lovers, mark Friday 16 December and Saturday 17 December in your diaries!In the City Canberra will be turning Civic Square into a foodies dream – something you won’t want to miss! This will be the first food theme of our new series of food festivals that are being held as part of this year’s Christmas In The City.The Burgers, BBQ and Beer Markets will be under a canopy of Christmas Lights that will be replacing the Lights Tunnel that ran along City Walk in 2015, and will raise vital funds for Red Nose and their important contribution to our community


I also have heard multiple whispers of Goodberry’s opening in Gungahlin(??). It’s all happening in the capital!

What’s in season: November

In season: November

 

Vegetables

asparagus, Reed and Hass avocados varieties, artichokes, Asian greens (bok choy, kang kung, etc), asparagus, beetroot, broad beans (peak of season), broccoli, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, green beans, kale, lettuces, shiitake mushrooms, okra, onions, red/Spanish (first of the season), peas, sugar snap, potatoes, pumpkin (Jap variety), silverbeet, spinach, witlof, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, mint, oregano, rocket, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples – Pink Lady, Fuji, Granny Smith, Sundowner, apricots (just starting), bananas, blueberries, blood oranges (end of season), cherries, grapefruit, kiwifruit, loquats, mango (beginning of season), mangosteen, mulberries, oranges (Valencia), papaya, passionfruit (panama variety), pineapples, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, watermelon

What’s in season: October

In season: October

 

Vegetables

Globe artichokes, Asian greens, asparagus, avocadoes, beetroot, broad beans, cauliflower, lettuces, shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes (chat, new), silverbeet, spinach, watercress, witlof, wombok, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

chillies, coriander, curly parsley, flat leaf parsley, ginger, mint, oregano, rocket, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), thyme

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples – fujis, sundowners, pink lady, lady williams, golden delicious, red delicious and granny smiths are all in season, bananas, cumquats, grapefruits, kiwi fruit, oranges (Valencia), and nearing the end of the blood oranges, mandarins, papaya, passionfruit, pomelos, tangellos, strawberries

What’s in season: September

In season: September

 

Vegetables

Globe artichokes, Asian greens, asparagus, beetroot, bitter melon, broad beans, broccolini, cauliflower, kohlrabi, lettuce, mushrooms, cultivated, shiitake, peas, potatoes (chat, new), silverbeet, spinach, swedes, wombok

Herbs, spices and aromatics

chillies, coriander, curly parsley, flat leaf parsley, ginger, horseradish, mint, oregano, rocket, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric, thyme

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples (Lady Williams), bananas, cumquats, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins (Honey Murcott), melons, nashis, oranges, Seville and Blood oranges, papaya, pineapple, pomelo, tangelos

What’s in season: August

In season: August

 

Vegetables

beetroots, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, Jerusalem artichokes, kohlrabi, leeks, shiitake mushrooms, okra, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potatoes, witlof, wombok (aka Chinese cabbage, aka celery cabbage)

Herbs, spices and aromatics

ginger, horseradish, nuts, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric

Fruits, berries and nuts

grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, oranges (blood), oranges (Navel), oranges (Seville)

What’s in season: July

In season: July

 

Vegetables

artichoke, Asian greens, avocados, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, eschallots (red shallots), fennel, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, shiitake mushrooms, okra, olives, brown onions, pickling onion, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swedes, sweet potatoes, truffle (local Canberra black truffle), turnips, wombok (aka Chinese cabbage, aka celery cabbage), witlof (aka Belgian endive)

Herbs, spices and aromatics

ginger, horseradish, nuts, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples (Granny Smith), cumquats, custard apples, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, melons, oranges (blood), oranges (Navel), papaya, pears, persimmons, pineapple, pomelos, quince, rhubarb, tangelos

What’s in season: June

In season: June

 

Vegetables

Asian greens, avocados, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, fennel, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, cultivated mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, slippery jack mushrooms, onions, brown, onion, pickling, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swedes, sweet potatoes, turnips, truffle (local Canberra black truffle), wombok (aka Chinese cabbage, aka celery cabbage)

Herbs, spices and aromatics

garlic (from last November!), ginger, horseradish, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric

Fruits, berries and nuts

golden delicious apples, Granny Smith apples, jonathan apples, cumquats, custard apples, fejoias, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, melons, nashi, nuts, olives, oranges, oranges (Navel), pears, persimmons, quince, rhubarb, tamarillo

What’s in season: May

In season: May

 

Vegetables

Asian greens, beetroots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chestnuts, corn, fennel, leeks, cultivated mushrooms, field mushrooms, pine mushrooms (aka saffron milkcap), slippery jack mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, okra, onions, parsnips, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, sweet potatoes, swedes, turnip, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

almonds, golden delicious apples, Granny Smith apples, jonathan apples, red delicious apples, avocados, chestnuts, fejoias, hazelnuts, kiwifruit, mandarins (Imperial), nashi, oranges (Navel), Packenham pears, persimmon, quince, rhubarb, tamarillo, walnuts

What’s in season: April

In season: April

 

Vegetables

beetroot, red cabbage, green cabbage, capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, eggplant, leeks, mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, field mushrooms, pine mushrooms (aka saffron milkcap), slippery jack mushrooms, onions, peas, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, turnip, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

almonds, golden delicious apples, jonathan apples, red delicious apples, chestnuts, custard apples, fingerlimes, figs, fuji, muscatel grapes, sultana grapes, guava, hazelnuts, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, Packenham pears, William pears, persimmon, pomegranate, quince, rhubarb, tamarillo, walnuts

What’s in season: March

In season: March

 

Vegetables

Asian greens, butter beans (aka yellow beans, aka wax beans), beetroot, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, capsicum, carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplant, leeks, lettuce, shiitake mushrooms, pine mushrooms (aka saffron milkcap), slippery jack mushrooms, okra, onions, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, squash, swedes (aka rutabaga), tomatoes, turnip, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

almonds, chestnuts, fingerlimes, figs, cardinal grapes, muscatel grapes, sultana grapes, hazelnuts, lemons, imperial mandarins, papaya, passionfruit, Buerre Bosc pears, Packenham pears, red sensation pears, William pears, persimmon, pomegranate, plums, quinces, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, tamarillos, walnuts

Use your noodle!

I have always been disappointed with the food choices when the beautiful Enlighten festival comes to Canberra. It always reminds me of the over priced, mediocre food that you would find at Floriade, but one event at a time.

This year, the Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi will coincide with the Enlighten Festival, bringing with it a whole lot of yummy food from interstate as well as some Canberra locals including Morks and Thirst Thai. I have finally found the list of vendors who will have a stall at Canberra’s first Night Noodle Market.

You’re welcome 😉

Restaurants at Enlighten Night Noodle Markets

 

Business Name

Cuisine Style

Spanthai Thai
Zagyoza Japanese
Teppanyaki Noodles Japanese
Shallot Thai Thai
Bao Stop Bao
Let’s Do Yum Cha Dumplings
Let’s Do Yum Cha – Trailer Dumplings
Hoy Pinoy Filipino
Daniel San Japanese
Thainabox – Food Truck Thai
Roti Road Malaysian
Thirst Thai Thai
N2 Extreme Gelato Liquid Nitrogen Gelato
Mini Pancakes Dessert
Morks Thai
Song Laos Cuisine South-east Asian cuisine
Kiyamachi Tei Okonomiyaki

 

 

Get excited Canberra!

Venue: Enlighten Night Noodle Markets

Address: Reconciliation Place, Canberra

Opening times: February 27 to March 8

Mon – Wed 5pm-9pm

Thurs – Fri 5pm-10pm

Sat 4pm-10pm

Sun 4pm-9pm

What’s in season: February

In season: February

 

Vegetables

borlotti beans (fresh in pods), butter beans (aka yellow beans, aka wax beans), green beans (aka french beans, aka string beans), beetroot, red cabbage, green cabbage, capsicum, cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, lettuces, shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas, sugar snap peas, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, snowpeas, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

achacha, almonds, gravenstein apples, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cardinal grapes, honeydew melon, loganberries, nectarines, oranges (Valencia), William pears, Buerre Bosc pears, pistachios, raspberries, rockmelon, rhubarb, strawberries, watermelon

What’s in season: January

 In season: January

 

Vegetables

beans, green (aka french beans, aka string beans), green cabbage, red cabbage, capsicum, cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, lettuces, cultivated shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas, sugar snap peas, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, snowpeas, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, honeydew melon, loganberries, nectarines, oranges (Valencia), raspberries, red, white & black currants, rhubarb, rockmelon, strawberries, watermelon

What’s in season: December

In season: December

 

Vegetables

Asian greens (bok choy, etc), asparagus, beans (green, flat and butter), green cabbage, capsicum, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, cultivated shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas (sugar snap), potatoes, radish, Silverbeet, spinach, snowpeas, sweetcorn, tomatoes (at last!), watercress, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, garlic Italian Purple, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

apricots, cherries, gooseberries, grapefruits, loquats, mangoes, melons, oranges (Valencia), papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, plums, raspberries, red, white & black currants, strawberries