10 DELICIOUS THINGS TO DO IN BRISBANE THIS WEEK | Gourmand and Gourmet

10 DELICIOUS THINGS TO DO IN BRISBANE THIS WEEK

  • Food & Booze
What’s on in food this week? Brisbane’s night of nights (Riverfire, duh), an after party for those who don’t want the celebrations to end and more than a few international feasts!

ALL WEEK

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL | SAKE | CBD | SEP 19 – OCT19 | $99
With cherry blossom season underway in Japan, Sake on Eagle Street Pier is celebrating all things spring, dishing up a month-long set menu including salmon and tuna tartar, salt and pepper squid, steamed prawn shumai and silken tofu with blueberry and plum wine. To celebrate the blooms themselves, they’re also pairing their exclusive spring menu with the Good Time Geisha cocktail. Book in for lunch or dinner any time until October 19 to feel the flower power.

SATURDAY 24

SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE | VARIOUS
Don’t pretend like your not looking forward to Sunsuper Riverfire and the spectacular light show it brings. Even if you’re just sitting at home on the couch, you know you’re going to flick over from catching up on Bachie to watch the fireworks light up the sky. But if you want to give Sunsuper Riverfire the attention it deserves this year (and by attention, we mean food and booze), check out our top spots to catch the show here.

SUNDAY 25

SOCIAL SUNDAY | RIVERBAR & KITCHEN | CBD | 2-9PM
Need some help recovering from an epic Riverfire night? Or maybe just want to keep your weekend going a little longer? Head to Riverbar & Kitchen and join them for a lazy Sunday day after Riverfire party. Starting at 2pm, they’ll have DJ Gavin Boyd spinning some vinyl, a Beefeater gin pop-up bar serving up delicious cocktails and $15 soft shell crab burges with kewpie mayo, fennel, and gherkins.
METRE MARKET | MORNINGSIDE SCHOOL OF ARTS | MORNINGSIDE | 9AM-1PM
Metre Market is a seasonal boutique market where fashion, music, food, art and good vibes collide! Clear out your wardrobe and sell your pre-loved and designer clothing while you enjoy the tasty eats and smooth coffee of a whole lineup of local food trucks, including Fire N Dough, Toni’s Turkish, Yummi Fruit Ice Creamery and Diego’s Drop Iced Tea, as well as live tunes, art installations and fresh market blooms from 9am-2pm.

WEDNESDAY 28

AN ITALIAN AFFAIR | BOTERO | CBD | 6-10PM | $68.50
You know Botero does great coffee, but did you know they know how to cook up a pretty good evening feast as well? Continuing their monthly tradition of themed dinners, Botero will be dishing up a four course meal full of Italian favourites, from meaty charcuterie to seafood, beef or vegetarian and vegetarian mains. The four course meal will finish off with a delectable dessert and of course, a strong espresso, all for just $68.50. You can grab your tickets here.
ITALIAN NIGHT | AQUILA | CBD | 5.30-8.30PM | $35
Continuing their tradition of delicious themed dinners, Aquila Caffe and Bar are throwing an Italian apertivo-style feast to delight the senses, this one including the chance to meet some of Brisbane’s best providores. Feast on an array of Italian antipasto, prosciutto and pizza with cheese prepared by Alessandro Motta from Casa Motta, and be spoilt with hand made gelato straight from La Macelleria with master gelato maker Matteo Zini himself. Tickets are $35pp, with specials on fine Italian wines all night!

THURSDAY 9

ARABIAN NIGHTS | SECRET FOODIES | INNER CITY | 6.30-10PM | $145
Pomegranate, saffron, rosewater, nuts, pulses and spices will transport you to the middle of a kasbah market at this ‘Arabian Nights’ cook and feast event! Enjoy a drink and canapé on arrival, an intimate cooking class, shared meal, dessert and two glasses of beer and/or wine. This is a Secret Foodies event with a difference, so be prepared to get hands-on. The only catch? You won’t know where you’re going until the night!

SATURDAY 1

COCKTAILS & CANAPES | PORT OFFICE HOTEL | CBD $35
A Saturday night filled with cocktails that won’t have you reaching into your shrinking savings account? Yes, please! The Port Office Hotel has your wallet and your Saturday night covered with unlimited cocktails, wine and tap beer from 9pm – 11pm every Saturday night! A ticket will set you back just $35 and includes a selection of chef’s canapés. Bookings are essential so get in quick.

SUNDAY 2

CAXTON STREET FESTIVAL | CAXTON STREET | 12-10PM | $29
The iconic Brisbane street party is returning for another year!  At the 2016 Caxton Street Festival, you can expect a huge spread of street eats and seafood to accompany pop-up bars serving wine, beer and cocktail, plus three outdoor stages featuring bands and DJ’s throughout the day! Your fave Caxton Street venues will also be in on the fun, with their own parties and special events. Tickets start at $29 and lucky for you, the festival backs onto the Queen’s birthday long weekend so you’ll have time to nurse that Monday hangover.
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HIGH TEA | REGATTA HOTEL | TOOWONG
The grand old lady of Brisbane is dressing up for a royal affair, with the Regatta’s first High Tea in celebration of the Queen’s birthday. The fine folks at the Regatta are celebrating with a two hour premium beverage package including Moet champagne, a selection of sweet and savouries goodies and, of course, plenty of tea! With tables spilling out onto the upstairs veranda it’s sure to be a decadent spring event. A ticket will set you back $59 and bookings are essential.