Five Newcastle Food Month events you don’t want to miss

Newcastle Food Month 2024 promises a feast for the senses when it takes over the city in April celebrating 30 days of culinary thrills.

From savoury delights to sweet treats, this month-long event showcases the best of Newcastle’s vibrant food scene, offering something for every palate and preference.

There’s a smorgasbord of gastronomic experiences and feature events to sink your teeth into alongside the amazing $30 Plate Dates, where a range of restaurants offer up mouthwatering deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner paired with a beverage for just $30.

With so much happening, we thought we’d team up with the team behind Newcastle Food Month to highlight five events you don’t want to miss.

Le Dîner en Blanc

Le Dîner en Blanc

VENUE: Secret location

Get ready to don your finest whites and join the elegant affair as Le Dîner en Blanc Newcastle makes its highly anticipated return for 2024! Set to take place at a secret location in Newcastle on Saturday, 6th April, this annual event promises an enchanting evening filled with gourmet picnics, lively entertainment, and plenty of dancing under the stars. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a newcomer eager to experience the magic for the first time, don’t miss out on securing your spot at this chic pop-up picnic. Previous attendees will receive automatic invitations, while newcomers can join the waitlist for a chance to receive an invitation.

Ravella X Alfie’s Perfect Match

Ravella X Alfie’s Perfect Match

VENUE: Ravella

Get ready for a celebration like no other as Ravella and Alfie’s join forces to kick off Newcastle Food Month in style! Ravella X Alfie’s Perfect Match marks the beginning of a beautiful partnership between two local favorites. Held at Ravella (formerly 48 Watt Street), guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening featuring the best of the Hunter Region’s culinary delights and locally produced wines. Renowned winemakers Usher Tinkler, Lisa McGuigan, and Liz Silkman will be in attendance, showcasing their finest selections for guests to enjoy. With a nod to classic game shows, guests will have the chance to vote for their favorite wine pairing as each course of Alfie’s Italian feast is expertly matched. From canapes to dolce, accompanied by live music and lively entertainment, this promises to be an evening filled with delicious food, exquisite wine, and wonderful memories.

Flavours Unveiled: A Culinary Tapestry by Chef Nicolas


Embark on a culinary adventure at Âpé restaurant with Chef Nicolas at the helm, as he showcases his exceptional culinary skills in a one-of-a-kind gastronomic affair. Hailing from Chile, Chef Nicolas infuses his dishes with a unique blend of flavors, drawing inspiration from his diverse culinary background encompassing French and Japanese influences. This special evening guarantees a sensory voyage, with each dish expertly crafted to showcase the harmonious marriage of Chilean spices, French sophistication, and Japanese precision. From robust and aromatic flavors to delicate and refined tastes, Chef Nicolas’s creations promise a culinary experience that transcends cultural boundaries and delights the palate.

Gin & Din: A Cocktail Dinner Degustation

VENUE: Oh My Papa

Get ready for an exceptional gin experience like no other, featuring a tantalizing degustation menu that pairs five mini cocktails with five exquisite dishes. Delight your taste buds with a fusion of traditional and modern Asian-inspired flavors and culinary techniques, promising a culinary journey that’s both adventurous and memorable. Available on Wednesday, April 10th and Wednesday, April 24th, with two seating options at 6 pm or 7:30 pm, this event offers the perfect opportunity to savor an evening filled with extraordinary flavors and unforgettable moments.

OAXACA FIESTA: Mexican Street Food & Cocktails

VENUE: Nags Head Hotel

Embark on a culinary journey inspired by the vibrant flavors of OAXACA (pronounced wuh · haa · kuh), where bold tastes take center stage! Join us for OAXACA FIESTA, an evening celebration of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks that promise to tantalize your taste buds. Led by our Head Chef and Cocktail Connoisseurs, indulge in a variety of canapés and cocktails that showcase the unique essence of Mexican gastronomy. From traditional mezcal to innovative cocktail creations, there’s more than just a margarita waiting to be discovered! Join us for an unforgettable night of delectable delights and lively atmosphere, with live music starting in our front bar from 8 pm.


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