Don’t worry if all your friends are posting photos from their Croatian cruise this week, we’ve got a whole line up of tasty events to make the FOMO a little bit easier to bear.
Time to pull out your best blue and white striped shirt – Bastille Day is here. From epic degustations to chic baked goods, we’ve rounded up the Frenchiest places to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 (and a few before so check the dates), so curl your moustache and check out what’s on here
Miss Fisher After Dark
| Old Government House | CBD
Transport yourself to the 1920s and dance the night away at the pop-up speakeasy bar at Old Government House, to celebrate the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition. There’ll be 1920s inspired cocktails and finger food, with a DJ set from Rainman that will take you back to the golden years, and exclusive access to the costume exhibition from 6-8pm. Tickets are $55 for trust members, $60 for non-members, and you can grab them here
Kingdom Food Markets
Kingdom Food Markets are returning to Samford to offer up an array of classic food truck feasts inspired by cuisines from around the globe! Expect everything from slow-cooked American-style burgers from Bella BBQ to Phatboys’s fresh and delicious Portuguese fare. Plus, there’ll be plenty to keep your pint-sized foodie entertained, including a kid’s disco and movie screening! Entry is free and gates open at 4pm.
Weekend of Darkness
| The Scratch
What may be the grimmest event on the Brisbane beer calendar has returned, with those beery demons from The Scratch holding their annual Weekend Of Darkness festival from July 15-17. This year the festival boasts the biggest, boldest and darkest line up of beers to date, with 30 different offerings across 2 days and 3 nights, including all manner of ales, stouts, porters, imperial monsters and barrel aged beasts from all corners of the globe.
| South Bank
South Bank’s signature food and wine festival, Regional Flavours, is back with free entertainment from your favourite celebrity chefs and fresh produce from 80 of the state’s best providores. There’ll be producer showcases, wine tastings, food trucks and book signings over the weekend, and you can catch Adriano Zumbo, Maggie Beer and Masterchef stars Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris showing off their skills. Find out more details about the festival here
Centenary Rocks! Festival
| Rocks Riverside Park | Seventeen Mile Rocks
Centenary rocks – and not just because of all the food that will be on offer at the ‘burb’s annual festival. With everything from wood-fired pizza and smoked brisket to burgers and funnel cakes to eat your way through while you take in live music and craft markets, you’ll be rolling out the gates.
Gathered in the Grove
| Clovely Estate Cellars
| Red Hill
Welcome winter the right way with a celebration of olives and all the good things that follow (like wine, lots of wine!). This 5 course degustation dinner will make use of Queensland’s finest produce, with imaginative dishes all paired with the finest Clovely Estate drops. Check out the full menu here
and call (07) 3876 3100 to book.
Night Noodle Markets
| Cultural Centre
Get your chopsticks at the ready! The Night Noodle Markets are back in all their carb-filled glory every evening from July 20-31. Prepare your stomach for 25 stalls from some of Brisbane’s very best Asian eateries, from Harajuku Gyoza’s Raindrop cake to a Black Burger from Pasar Malam. There’ll be outdoor entertainment and a vibrant market atmosphere that will have you coming back for seconds, while entry is free, which means you’ll have extra coin to spend on food!
Vegan & The Vine
Finally something for our boozy vegan friends! Urbane’s Head Chef, Alejandro Cancino, and Yalumba’s Head of Winemaking, Louisa Rose, have teamed up to curate a three course, vegan-friendly feast, celebrating fresh and sustainable produce. Each course will be matched with a vegan wine as the two culinary masterminds talk about the importance of sustainability in cooking and winemaking alike. Tickets are $120 and can be purchased here
Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party
| Old Government House | CBD
There’s no mystery as to whether this Sunday picnic is a winner – with jazzy live tunes, swing dancing classes and a pop-up 1920s salon, you’re bound to think it’s the bee’s knees. Pre-order a picnic hamper
for $40 filled with savoury tarts and sweet treats and enjoy a trip back in time to the good old days.