11 mouthwatering things to do in Brisbane this week | Gourmand and Gourmet

11 mouthwatering things to do in Brisbane this week

The tasty new trend on the food scene seems to be all about pop-up events – and we’re all for it! From beer-filled dinners to kale-some cooking classes, there’s something for everyone happening this week.

Wednesday 6

Meat the Maker | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Meat Billy from Meat at Billy’s and Tim from Eggcettera and hear all about the production of their delicious saltbush fed lamb while you get some handy tips that will help you next time you’re at the butcher. All that talk of food is bound to make you hungry but not to worry, Alphabet Café, Ugly Food Co and For The Pickles are putting together an amazing dinner to keep you satisfied.

Thursday 7

Meet the Brewer | Woolly Mammoth | Fortitude Valley 6 beers plus 6 plates of delicious eats? Yes please! Head to Woolly Mammoth and meet the crew from Rocks Brewing Co, while you taste a list of sips from their craft beer range and tuck into a 6 courses of tasting plates matched perfectly with each brew – even a porter matched with chocolate marquise! Did we mention tickets are only $30? Grab them here. Gin Workshop | Toobirds | CBD Want to discover the world of gin? Toobirds will fly you there during an evening of gin tasting and canapés, with 5 gins from around the world to sip your way through paired with delicious bites. Get in touch with Toodbirds to find out more.

Saturday 9

Cooking Demo with Blake Mickelbourgh | Wild Canary | Brookfield If you’re all for healthy eating but have no idea how to jazz up those greens, Wild Canary’s new sous chef, Blake Mickelbourgh, can help you out. This masterclass will have you excited about kale with a 30 minute demo on how to make a tasty yet simple kale and verjus tart. You’ll not only gain some pro knowledge to use in the kitchen, you’ll get to taste the final result with dinner and a glass of wine after the class. Even better, you’ll receive a goodie bag to take home and all proceeds from your $35 ticket will go to Beyond Blue! $1 Coffee Weekend | Fuller & Hutch | Lutwyche Don’t waste away the weekend in bed! Fuller & Hutch have just launched a scrumptious new breakfast menu, and are kicking things off with $1 coffees all weekend. Whether you’re staying for a meal or taking it on the road, every coffee in every size is just $1! Hell you can even have two – you might just have the most productive weekend ever!

Sunday 10

Ladies Lunch | Sake | CBD Love a good long lunch with the girls? Sake is the place to have it, with sparkling lunch packages ever Saturday and Sunday. For $59pp, gossip over a six course menu with a glass of bubbles, nibbling on steamed edamame, steamed prawn shumai, Japanese eggplant with miso and sushi. See the full menu and make a booking here.

Wednesday 13

Wine Appreciation Night | Can You Keep a Secret? | Woolloongabba This event shouldn’t be kept secret! Take your palate on a journey through France at Can You Keep a Secret?’s next wine appreciation night. Tickets are just $35 which includes nibbles and, of course, the wine. Bring your friends along and get appreciating!

Thursday 14

4 Pines Tap Takeover | Taps | Fortitude Valley Taps in the Valley and 4 Pines Brewery have joined forces in the name of beer for one hoppy night! With a $40 ticket, you’ll get a schooner on arrival and a $20 beer button to use on any of the four bubbly 4 Pines taps available, while you tuck into a seasonal four-course dinner to fill that beer belly. Tickets to the event are available at the bar. Four-some!

Friday 15

Kingdom Food Markets | Samford Valley Community Church | Samford Looking for some family friendly fun this weekend? Samford’s Kingdom Food Markets have you covered, with some of Brisbane’s best food trucks and stalls, live bands, a kids disco, glow in the dark face painting and a kids movie on the big screen all coming to the Samford Valley Community Church from 4-9pm. This delicious night will have you experiencing a serious food baby, with the likes of Gluten Free DonutsTangled Tatoes and Phatboys Food Truck coming along, with plenty more!

Saturday 16

Cocktail Masterclass | Dutch Courage | Fortitude Valley Dutch Courage have lined up their April cocktail masterclass, and are ready to give you a gin-unine education that will have you mixing up something a step above our old faithful, the G&T. A far more interesting way to kick off a Saturday night than with tequila shots at home, you’ll learn basic cocktail structure, get a crash course in the history of cocktails and whip up (and drink) three gin concoctions of your own for $45pp. Email info@dutchcourage.com.au to secure your spot.

Sunday 17

Milton Market Grand Opening | Milton After a five month wait, the Red Hill Markets are back, better than ever in a brand new location, with a brand new name! Still dedicated to providing the same sensational stalls and authentic atmosphere, the Milton Markets will be overflowing with fresh farm produce from across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Bring along your green bags and stock up on goodies from artisan bakers, butchers, fishmongers, baristas, chefs, beekeepers and florists, amongst many others!