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? A star-lit dinner, a farm-to-plate dining experience and a celebration of all things brinner!

All month

Wood & Silver Anniversary cake | STOKEHOUSE Q | South Bank
After enjoying five successful years by the water in South Bank Parklands, Stokehouse Q are celebrating with a special 5th anniversary themed dessert.  Head Chef, Matt Wood has created a cake to suit both the old and new world anniversary gifts (wood and silver) featuring smoked dark chocolate ganache, rice crispy biscuit, wattleseed mousse and silver chocolate bark. The extravagant anniversary treat is available until the end of November.

FRIDAY 18

DINNER UNDER THE STARS | SECRET FOODIES | 7-10PM | $85
Join the Secret Foodies for a unique dinner with the Brisbane skyline as the backdrop and a blanket of stars above you. For $85pp you’ll be treated to a cocktail and canapé on arrival, followed a three-course meal with a focus on quality, seasonal produce and home-cooked classics, and wines matched to each of the dishes. The top-secret inner city Brisbane location awaits and will be revealed just two hours before the event via text message. Click here to purchase your tickets.
EATS & BEATS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL | ROTARY PARK | JIMBOOMBA | 5-9PM
Mixing pop up food trucks and stalls with music and a dash of traditional Christmas festivities and decorations, the Eats & Beats festival will offer plenty of Christmas carols, and a special visit from Santa Claus will all get you in the mood for the most joyful time of year. The star on the top of the tree is that entry is completely free!  So, go on, give yourself an early Christmas present and head to the Eats & Beats Christmas Festival, popping up every Friday evening for the next 5 weeks. Check out their Facebook page here to stay up to date with all the festivities.
SMOKEHOUSE SATURDAYS | BARBECUE MAFIA HQ | Hawthorne | 6-9PM
Fresh from a trip to Texas, Brisbane’s favourite BBQers are back and ready to up their barbecue game! The Smokehouse platter will be the star of the night, featuring slices of smoked beef brisket, sweet pecan fed pork shoulder, jalapeño and cheddar sausage and tender slices of smoked turkey breast. Platters are $31 plus booking fee and can be bought here, or for $35 on the night, along with ice cold drinks.

SUNDAY 20

THE BRUNCH CLUB | CLOUDLAND | Fortitude Valley | 11:30AM-2:30PM | $75
If you’re not sipping bottomless mimosas with your brunch on a Sunday morning, then frankly, you’re just not doing Sundays right. Lucky for you, Cloudland are inviting one and all to join their new Brunch Club – and there’s plenty of bubbles involved!  $75pp will score you 3 and a half hours of food and booze! We can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than at this glam bar, complete with live entertainment and a pan-Asian inspired brunch menu. Grab a fellow brunch lover and book here.
BRAZILIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL | ROMA STREET PARKLANDS | CBD | 12-8PM | $49
It’s time to shake those hips and samba because the Brazilian Music Festival is coming to Brisbane! The festival will host numerous local and international performers playing a diverse range of Brazilian music rhythms. After you’ve danced up a fiery storm, grab a little (or large) bite to eat from any of the traditional Brazilian food and drink stalls that will be serving mouth watering food options and exotic and refreshing Brazilian drinks and cocktails. Tickets start from $49pp and can be bought here.

FRIDAY 25

FARM-TO-PLATE TOUR | MERRIWEATHER CAFÉ | South Brisbane | 1-6PM | $21
It doesn’t get any fresher than this! Take a tour of local farm Not.Waste before tasting the results of their sustainable growing practices. After a trip to the farm, Merriweather’s head chef Jarrod Huey will host conversations over the evening meal as you learn the benefits of fresh food production with minimal wastage. Over the meal, you’ll have a chance to ask Jarrod and Not.Waste’s farmers some informal questions about their food philosophy. Of course, the highlight of the night will be tasting the benefits of their innovative work – so come with an appetite! Tickets can be purchased here.

SATURDAY 26

POP UP BRINNER NIGHT | LITTLE CLIVE | ANNERLEY | 5:30-9PM
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s also by far our favourite, which is why we’re so excited about Little Clive’s Breakfast for Dinner night. No, we’re not talking about cereal at 7pm because you can’t be bothered cooking, this is all about your favourite morning classics with an evening twist, paired with mimosas and Bloody Marys. There’ll be more details closer to the date, so keep updated here. Make sure you book your seat by calling (07) 3162 0260.

SUNDAY 27

OYSTER FESTIVAL | GREEN BEACON BREWING | 12-10PM
Ready to get shellfish? The fourth annual Oyster Festival will be all about mixed half and full dozen oyster specials and fresh seafood platters to share with mates, along with freshly tapped oyster stout. And you don’t have to stop at shellfish – Phunky Dory Food Truck will also be around from 4:30pm, dishing up fresh Australian fish and chips, calamari and salt and pepper prawns.
SABO SUNDAY SESH | SABOTAGE SOCIAL | Fortitude Valley | 12-11PM
Popular Valley bar, Sabotage Social, have brought together Holgate Brewhouse and The Smoke BBQ for a Sunday filled with meat, beer and music. Taste some of the best beers around from the Victorian-based Holgate Brewhouse while The Smoke BBQ, who have already proven they have chops when it comes to meat with their successful New Farm store, will be plating up some of their most delicious meats on the day. There will also be plenty of music with The Gutterbirds playing their hilarious and awesome mash up covers of Soho, Jay Z, Snoop & more. Check out their Facebook page here to stay up to date on all the juicy details.