11 epically tasty things to do in Brisbane this week | The Gourmand & Gourmet

11 epically tasty things to do in Brisbane this week

Don’t leave your calendar bare this week – there are heaps of tasty events that can fill in those empty squares!

All week

Negroni Week | Various 7 days, 3 ingredients, 1 event. Negroni Week is about to hit Brisbane, with the event running from June 6-12 in celebration of one of the world’s top cocktails. Made of Campari, gin and vermouth, plenty of local venues are splashing out Negronis galore in recognition of this international event. Check out the Negroni Week website to find out which Brisbane venues are taking part, and show this cocktail some love.

Wednesday 8

Rum (Tasting) Diaries | Saccharomyces Beer Café | South Brisbane SBC are hosting a tasting of the most punk rum there is: Stolen Rum. For $30, you’ll be able to sample the entire range of this anti-establishment sip, along with a boilermaker on arrival and delicious smoked meats matched to each rum. Grab your tickets here.

Friday 10

Long lunch | Mecca Bah | Fortitude Valley Escape from the monotony of everyday lunches with an extended Mediterranean meal at Mecca Bah. With lunch specials now running from 11.30am-5pm on weekdays, you’ll be able to grab dishes such as lamb pistachio sausage rolls and chicken shish whenever the lunch bug hits. Take a break from ordinary and explore the exotic! Friday Night Bites | Coorparoo Come and feast on some of Brisbane’s most popular feeds at Friday Night Bites. The family-friendly event is set at Coorparoo Senior AFC and kicks off at 5pm. Get drooling with tantalising tastes such as Barbecue Mafia’s authentic smoked BBQ, Piefection’s mouth-watering gourmet pies, and other tasty treats, like hot steamed Asian dumplings and Fortitude Brewing craft beers. Entry to the event is free, and plenty of parking is available. Bring the kids for a fun night out – jumping castle included!

Saturday 11

Birthday celebrations | Navala Churrascaria | CBD It’s Navala Churrascaria’s 2nd birthday and to celebrate they are throwing themselves a month long party! This Saturday, Coisa Linda Band will be pumping out funky Brazilian beats that’ll transport you away from the chilly riverside straight to Rio! Spend the evening dining on Brazilian BBQ meats, sipping exotic cocktails and getting groovy – South American style. World Gin Day | Dutch Courage | Fortitude Valley This is the event you’ve gin waiting for! Dutch Courage has set up a day of boozy fun in recognition of World Gin Day. Celebrate your fave spirit in style with live entertainment, goodie bags, and plenty of drinks all day long. Five gin-focused masterclasses have been scheduled throughout the day, so you can book in the tastiest-looking session, or grab an all-day pass for only $40. Bubbles & Brie | Grape Therapy | Fortitude Valley What could be better than a night of bubbles, brie, and brilliant company? Join Grape Therapy for an evening tasting of 4 different types of brie, and sparkling wine to match. For only $49, your ticket includes plenty of brie, bubbles, and fun times – so cheese don’t miss out!

Sunday 12

Brunch in the Brewery | Brisbane Brewing Co. | West End Some might say 10am is too early for beer. We say it’s always 5pm somewhere. Clearly Brisbane Brewing Co. agree, as they’ve planned their very first beery brunch. Beer inspired brunch dishes will be paired with ale-some brunch cocktails from 10am until 1pm – perfect for Sunday morning feasting or even just a little hair of the dog.

Thursday 16

Trivia | Victoria Park | Herston Gather your brainiest friends and put all your useless fun facts to good use at Victoria Park Bistro’s trivia night. From 7pm you can eat, drink and battle strangers for the title of who the smartest (i.e. who knows the most random stuff). The winners not only take home the ‘trivia champions’ title but they’ll also receive a $50 voucher for the bar and bistro so you can celebrate your win with pizza and beer.

Friday 17

Enigma Underground | Cloudland | Fortitude Valley Add some luxury to your Friday night and head downstairs to Cloudland’s Cellar Bar where you’ll be greeted by scrumptious tapas, top shelf tipples and entertainment from illusionists, magicians, dancers. The star of the show for this pop-event is Absolut Elyx, with cocktails, martinis and masterclasses showcasing the luxury vodka. Can’t make it? They’re also popping up on June 24, and July 1 and 8.

Saturday 18

Sunnybank Food Trail | Sunnybank Plaza | Sunnybank Gather up your spare change and put on your stretchy pants, Sunnybank Food Trail is back! Over 35 venues will be taking part in this year’s food trail, each offering $2 tasting plates for you to get a taste of each venue without filling up at the first stop. The tour runs from 2pm until 8pm so you can look forward to an afternoon and evening full of dim sums, noodle soup, dumplings and all your favourite Asian eats.