Celebrating Decadence with Citi I 10 Chefs. 10 courses. 1 Night.

Published on: 17-Sep-2018
Celebrating Decadence with Citi I 10 Chefs. 10 courses. 1 Night.

It’s been 10 wonderful years since we started our partnership with Good Food Month. Since then, we have been involved in hundreds of incredible events that have celebrated the best of quality food, drink and dining. 

What better way to celebrate our 10th year together than with a decadent 10th birthday dinner party? To make it extra special, we invited 10 of the country’s most influential and awarded Citibank Dining Program chefs to each cook up a dish that would be truly memorable. And to host such an event? We found the perfect chef, television personality, and culinary ambassador who has an unbridled enthusiasm for all things food; Mr Alastair McLeod.

We welcome Alastair and a selection of hatted, Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants listed, Michelin-star experienced, internationally and locally loved chefs to the party - all hand-picked by Good Food Month and Citi. 

About the event… 

We start the evening with a selection of canapés curated by three Sydney stars, set to a soundtrack of celebratory tunes.Cue Nelly Robinson, of Sydney’s nel., an Englishman who worked at Michelin-starred Northcote Manor in the Northern English countryside under Nigel Howarth, and at just 29, became head chef and owner of nel. Joining Nelly is Paper Bird's Ben Sears,whom has successfully put modern Korean on the map, and for a little venue whose signature dish is fried chicken, they’ve impressed critics so much that they currently have a chef’s hat and are ranked 43 in Australia’s Top Restaurants.

To finish off the canapé selection is Michael Rantissi, of Sydney institutions  
Kepos & Co and the hatted Kepos Street Kitchen, who worked at 2 Michelin-star restaurant Sugar Club in London. In Israel, he spent time refining his skills at some of the city's finest restaurants.

After being seated for the evening, guests will settle in for a four-course dinner. Course one will be prepared by chef Troy Rhoades-Brown, from esteemed Hunter Valley restaurant, Muse Restaurant. Course two is designed by two chefs whose restaurants have been perpetually successful, and Sydney's dining landscape wouldn’t be the same without them; Giovanni Pilu of Pilu at Freshwater and Alessandro Pavoni of Ormeggio at the Spit.

Course three will be left in the very capable hands of superstars of the stellar restaurants of The Star; Dany Karam of BLACK Bar & Grill, and Chase Kojima of Sokyo.

Finish on course four by Aqua Dining’s Davide Rebecatto and Sydney legend, Hamish Ingham of Banksii. Rebecatto, an Italian native, has cooking in his DNA. His parents used to run a restaurant, plus he’s got three generations of bakers in his blood. Ingham, has been a vital life force in Sydney’s dining scene ever since, in 2004, he won the prestigious Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award.

We hope you can join us for, quite literally, the party of the decade! Come celebrate all that is good food and dining in Sydney, and the relationship that has made all of this possible.

The Citi customer pre-sale is available from Tuesday 18 September to Sunday 23 September. There are 90 tickets available to this event. Any unsold tickets will go on sale to the general public from 9am Monday 24 September.

Event details 


Hyde Park Palms pop-up restaurant
Hyde Park North (St James Station)
Elizabeth Street


6.30pm – 10.00pm
Friday 19 October


$200 when you pay with your Citi card


6 canapés followed by a 4 course meal
Beverages (sparkling, beer, wine & soft drink)

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Terms & Conditions 

  1. The exclusive Citi customer presale will commence at 9am (AEST) Tuesday 18 September 2018 and will finish at 11.59pm (AEST) Sunday 23 September 2018 unless sold out prior. Any unsold tickets will be released to the general public at 9am (AEST) Monday 24 September 2018. The presale is available to Citi cardholders only. A Citi card must be used to complete the transaction. There are 90 tickets available. Limit of 10 tickets per customer. Citi customers are entitled to a 20% discount off the ticket price.

Please note: Good Food Month and associated events are produced and managed by Fairfax Media Publications trading as Fairfax Events. Citi has no control, ownership or liability in relation to the booking of tickets or at the actual events themselves. Terms and Conditions of the events are available at the time of booking. Ticket price does not include Payment Processing Fee of 1.75% per booking + an Administration Fee of 1.5% + $1.00 per ticket (GST inclusive).

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