10 scrumptious things to do in Brisbane this week | The Gourmand & Gourmet

10 scrumptious things to do in Brisbane this week

What’s on in Brisbane this week? Everything from buffalo wing festivals to vegan markets, that’s what!

Wednesday 24

Japanese Degustation | Botero | CBD
Not content with just pouring some of Brisbane’s best coffee and dishing up delish breakfasts to boot, Botero is kicking off the first of many degustation dinners! Delving into seaweed, miso, and tare, chef Tom Monk has forged a 6 course exclusive menu for the night, with plenty of locally sourced seafood on the line-up, and two seatings at 5.45pm and 8.00pm. If you’re a fan of the up and coming Adelaide Street cafe and restaurant, this is one epic dinner you won’t want to miss. Tickets are just $85, or $125 with matched wines, and you can grab them by contacting Botero.
Just Desserts | Stokehouse | South Bank
Calories don’t count in winter, right? We’re just going to go with that and prepare our tastebuds for six deliciously sweet courses at Stokehouse’s dessert degustation. Executive Chef Richard Ousby has created a top-secret menu inspired by your childhood favourites to your refined go-tos today, all with the unique Stokehouse Q flair. Tickets are $95pp or $125pp with dessert wines and you can grab one here.

Friday 26

Charity Supper Club | Artie & Mai | Albion
Artie and Mai are about to fill up stomachs and fill up hearts with their charity dinner for 1200km For Kids. Indulge in a four course seasonal meal and don’t feel guilty about it – everyone knows calories consumed for charity don’t count! Bookings for this event are per table, so grab one (or maybe fourteen) of your favourite people to eat and drink for a good cause, at $95pp. Contact Artie & Mai to book.
Friday Night Bites | Coorparoo
Coorparoo Senior AFC is bringing together the heavyweights of Brisbane’s most popular street feeds for Friday Night Bites. The menu will feature Barbeque Mafia’s smoked BBQ burgers, Piefection’s mouth-watering gourmet pies and Carolina Kitchen’s classic American fare among other tasty treats! Plus, there’ll be craft beer to wash it all down. Entry is free and it all kicks off at 5pm.

Saturday 27

Armakeggon | Archive | West End
Tap into your inner brewmaster with a visit to Archive’s Armakeggon! Check out over 40 unique ciders and beers on rotating taps in the Brisbane craft beer venue. Alongside the rare sips will be a host of brewery and spirits stalls, food and dining, games and activities, competitions, and live music. Tickets are available for purchase on Archive’s website.

Sunday 28

Provenance Fair | The Stores | West End
In celebration of their very first birthday, The Stores have teamed up with Lockyer Valley ambassador Alastair McLeod to showcase some of the region’s most popular locally-sourced products. Bring the family for a day of live cooking demos, music on the lawn, face painting for the kids and a tantalising BBQ. You’ll learn more about the stories behind the products from the Lockyer Valley region (before feasting your heart out, of course!). Entry is free, just show up to The Stores from 8am and bring a green bag for all the goodies your bound to leave with.

 Wednesday 31

Australian Buffalo Wing Festival | Various
Brisbane, are you ready to spice things up? The Australian Buffalo Wing Festival is hitting our river city, showcasing dozens of Brisbane’s best buffalo wings in one fiery week. Work your way through all the hot deals on offer, with venues setting up exclusive wing tasting deals and competitions for the festival. Not sure where to go? Wing it over to spots like Ze Pickle, Shady Palms, Hudson Corner, 5 Boroughs, and Barcadia – we dare you to try them all!

Thursday 1

Father’s Day Whiskey Blend Session | The Walrus Club | Toowong
Head down to the murky depths of The Walrus Club for an evening of fine whiskey with good old dad – don’t you think he deserves a drink after all he’s put up with? Sample twenty world class whiskies with canapés to match, then you and dad can even create your own whiskey blend that you’ll get to take home at the end of the night! Tickets are $55pp or $100 for two, and bookings are essential so call (07) 3871 9595 to secure your spot.

 Saturday 3

Summer Dayz | Jubilee Hotel | Fortitude Valley
The World Food Markets are taking over the Jubilee Hotel’s car park to relaunch the venue’s famous beer garden! Wave goodbye to winter with a cold beer outside as you sample fare from the markets’ fleet of gourmet food trucks. With craft beers, boutique wines, and food like Korean American fusion sliders, you’ll be set to party from noon until well into the night!

Sunday 4

BrisVegan Fest | West End
Vegan foodies rejoice because this one is all about you! Forget combing through menus and Googling ingredients under the table, Brisvegan Fest has done all the work for you gathering Brisbane’s finest and freshest vegan goodies. The day will include market stalls showcasing vegan food and drink vendors, live performances, cooking demonstrations, workshops, speakers and much more! Entry is free and it all kicks off bright and early at 8am.