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

11 scrumptious things to do in Brisbane this week

  • Food & Booze
Well that winter was short lived! Who can be sad to see it go though, especially with so many scrumptious things to do in Brisbane this week!

Wednesday 27

Chocolate with Kirsten Tibbals | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane
Wandering Cooks is teaming up with Avid Reader to welcome world-renowned chocolatier and pastry chef, Kirsten Tibballs to launch her latest book! Kirsten will perform demonstrations (which you’ll get to taste on the night!) and give out some chocolaty cooking tips in the process.
Wine Dinner | Lokal + Co | West End
West End newbie Lokal + Co are popping their event cherry with style, offering a four-course wine dinner in collaboration with Biggs & Wren Wine Co. Get ready to indulge from entree to dessert with dishes including sweet potato and cured salmon croquettes and twice cooked beef ribs tossed in fish sauce caramel just to name a few, all paired with matching wines.

Thursday 28

Street Food Depot | King George Square | CBD
The guys at the Street Food Depot are bringing a gourmet street food extravaganza to King George Square. They’ve handpicked South East Queensland’s finest street food stars and gourmet food trucks along with a mix of local growers, artisans and community stalls to create a foodie community market heaven. It all kicks off bright and early at 8am and entry is free!

Friday 29

Miss Fisher After Dark: Speakeasy Pop-up Bar | Old Government House | CBD
This pop up speakeasy bar at Old Government House will be your new favourite kind of history lesson. Indulge in 1920s cocktails and finger food, and bust out your favourite moves to smooth jazz. Embrace the magic of Old Government House after dark, and check out the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition, with exclusive access from 6-8pm.
Regatta Fair | Regatta Hotel | Toowong
The second annual Regatta Fair is on its way, and with free entry to all their tasty food and drink stalls, there’s no need for anyone to miss out! Stop by the Regatta Hotel’s laneway over the weekend for live music, rum and whisky tastings and plenty of stalls packed with beers, wines, wood-fired pizzas and freshly cooked doughnuts.

Saturday 30

James Street Food & Wine Trail | James Street | Fortitude Valley
Spend the weekend under the shade of James Street’s gorgeous fig trees as you sample food from the James Street Food and Wine Trail. Bring your best foodie friends to sample the best of what James Street can fill your belly with. With a BBQ brunch by Pineapple Express, premium pop-up bars and top quality street food abounding at the massive line up of stalls, no one will be going home hungry after this tasty event.

Sunday 31

Blessed are the Cheesemakers | Cloudland | Fortitude Valley
The blessed folks at Cheese Therapy are taking over Cloudland to transport you to cheesy heaven, paying homage to the artisans, the origins and the cheesemakers through, you guessed it, a cheese tasting! There’ll be cheese, matching wines and plenty of knowledge to go around and you’ll also have the option of joining a VIP Blue Cheese Masterclass. Tickets are $59 and include plenty of cheese and wine.

Tuesday 2

Student Party | Heya | Fortitude Valley
Spent all your money on textbooks? Heya Bar has got you covered with their student night. Student friendly prices will be available on all drinks, and with a great DJ, you’ll forget all about that upcoming assignment worth 45% of your grade. Best of all, there’s free dumplings all night. After stuffing your face with dumplings, see if you can become the champion in the foosball competition! Just flash your student ID at the door to get in and party. Wednesday 3
Winter Party | Riverbar & Kitchen | CBD
 Riverbar & Kitchen are about to warm up your winter nights with a cocktail party! Staring out over the beautiful Brisbane River with a complimentary glass of Moet in your hand, dance the night away under the stars as DJ Danny Cool plays some tunes at one of Brisbane’s most popular riverside venues. Tickets are free, but RSVP only so be quick to get yours here.
Big Beef Off | Regatta Hotel | Toowong
Four meat producers. Four porterhouses. One epic battle. The annual Big Beef Off is the biggest blind tasting event in the city where the public get to judge the best beef producers in Queensland. Tickets include entrees, four samples of premium porterhouse, thick cut chips, vegetables, and a 3 hour beverage package. And at $99 per ticket, the question isn’t whether you should be there, but who will be the Big Beef Champion. To book tickets, call The Regatta Hotel on (07) 3871 9595.

Friday 5

Time Traveling Whiskey Experience | Secret location
Ready for some whiskey business? Jack Daniel’s is celebrating 150 years of distilling with a time traveling experience and tasting with master distiller Chris Fletcher in a secret location that will only be revealed to those who RSVP!