WAtoday Good Food Month presented by Citi begins on March 22, with exclusive new events and the return of Perth’s Night Noodle Markets.

Elizabeth Quay will be transformed with the colours, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market with 23 stallholders, various bars and nightly music from Wednesday, March 22 to Sunday, April 2.

Black Star Pastry will be returning with their famed strawberry watermelon cake and N2 Gelato crossover desserts. 

I was overseas during the 2016 Perth markets but finally got to try this delicious dessert at Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets last November!

Other stallholders include Hoy Pinoy, Bao Stop, Miss Chow’s Dumplings, Low Key Chow House and Dainty Dowager. 

Gelato Messina, voted the best gelato in Australia by Good Food Guide, will be bringing some amusingly named dishes to Perth; prepare yourself for the Great Balls of Fryer, Thai and Stop Me and Pavrova…

Many stallholders will offer a service from Menulog which will help visitors skip the queues by ordering directly from staff in the Menulog seating area.

 This year, Good Food Month will feature four events including the Young Chef Lunch at The Shorehouse on Sunday, April 23. “The Young Chef Lunch is all about undiscovered talent, providing diners with a first-hand look at the young guns who are going to be making big waves soon,” said Fairfax Events Food Director Venessa Cowell.

“Four up-and-comers from Perth’s leading restaurants, Rockpool Bar & Grill, The Shorehouse, Wildflower and Lulu La Delizia will be preparing a four-course lunch under the guidance of former The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year, Ollie Gould.”  Tickets are $150 per person. 

For beer lovers, White Rabbit: Dinner Down the Rabbit Hole, will be held at Creatures Next Door in Fremantle on Thursday, April 27.

This event will explore the depths and breadths of White Rabbit specialty beers from approachable ales through to mouth puckering sours for the most adventurous beer lovers. There will be live music, food including canapes and pig on a spit, and wild tales of fermentation from head brewer Jeremy Halse. Tickets are $39.60 per person.