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

11 super tasty things to do in Brisbane this week

Get your appetite ready, because another long weekend ahead means a whole lot more chances to eat your way through all the tasty events happening in Brisbane this week! Wednesday 27 Red Duck Beer Dinner | Embassy Bar | CBD Forget wine! Embassy Craft Beer Bar hosts a Basic Beer Dinner every month to demonstrate how to match artisanal food by hatted chef Rob Campbell with some of their favourite local and international beers. April’s featured brewery is Australian Red Duck Brewing, which will be paired with three mouth-watering courses. Tickets are $40 and includes all beers and food, which can be purchased here. 22 Cakes with Alphabet Café | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Calling all cake-lovers (that’s all of us right?)! Alphabet Café will be making every single cake they’ve got in their repertoire for one night of sweet tooth heaven. Entry is $16 and gets you one drink and a slice of cake, but don’t worry that you’ll have to stop there, take some cash along and you can eat your way through as many cakes as you can handle, at $4 a slice. Saturday 30 Woodland Fall Dinner | Clovely Cellar Door | Red Hill For a Clovely way to end the week, head to the Cellar Door for a five course dinner plated up by Head Chef Mike Kirwin. Each course will be matched with its own Clovely Estate wine to make for a diverse dining experience, with dishes like confit pork rillettes with wild boar and black garlic, and Hiramasa kingfish with miso and shitake. Grab your friends and book quick on (07) 3876 3100 – tables are available for up to 8 people at $125pp. Sunday 1 Cinco de Mayo | Riverlife | Kangaroo Point Cinco de Mayo is all about celebrating all things Mexican so don’t be the only Juan missing out on the fun, make your way down to Riverlife for a night of funky live music, delicious Mexican food stalls and lots of tequila, margaritas and Coronas! Tickets are $65 but you’d better get in quick, you Mexican’t miss out on this event. La Parranda | Friday’s | CBD It’s your last Monday public holiday until October – better make the most of it with Friday’s epic Latin night filled with tunes, eats and good booze! Kicking off at 7pm, the party will feature tapas plates like BBQ lamb and haloumi skewers, slow braised pork carnitas and smoked meatballs, as well as luscious cocktails and pumping tunes on the dancefloor. Tickets are $15 on the door or $10 pre-sale. Monday 2 New Farm Deli Long Long Lunch | New Farm Deli | New Farm Who doesn’t like taking a long lunch (even if it is a long weekend)? Forget about the work week with New Farm Deli’s shared Italian feast. In addition to stuffing your face with carbs (like we needed another reason), you’ll learn all about traditional Italian dances, music and wine in the heart of Brisbane’s Italian community, Merthyr Village. For just $140pp, immerse yourself in the fun and flavours of our favourite pasta-and-pizza pros. Bellissimo! Tickets are available at the deli or can be purchased by emailing maria@newfarmdeli.com.au. Friday 6 Food Truck Friday | Hotel Jen | CBD It’s a very happy Friday at Hotel Jen! Once a month, this CBD spot closes down their driveway to host the food frenzy your week needs. Find a patch of grass in the nearby Roma Street Parklands, grab a meal (or five) and enjoy some live music and fresh air. Sounds like a pretty good way to celebrate the end of the week (and the weekday diet) to us! Saturday 7 Mt Gravatt Market Day | Mt Gravatt Plaza | Mt Gravatt If you don’t mind being elbow deep in bargains, or perhaps need a little help putting together the perfect Mother’s Day plans, then this weekend is the time for you to hit Mt Gravatt Plaza’s Market Day, where you can (green) bag a whole lot of seasonal din-spiration from your local bakery, fruit shop, butcher and cafés. Head to the Plaza from 10am–2pm for flash sales, giveaways, kids workshops, cooking demonstrations, tastings and much more. Fish Lane Festival | South Brisbane Foodies of Brisbane, this is one gorge-worthy event you won’t want to miss. Aria Property Group and The Fox Hotel have brought together the who’s who of the Brissie foodie scene and stacked them together in one laneway of delicious eats and drinks. Wander down Fish Lane and enjoy food from providers such as Bird’s Nest, Julius Pizzeria and Gelato Messina. Good vibes won’t be far behind, courtesy of two stages featuring local live music, and accompanying pop up bars. For Brisbane’s best food, drink and music all in the one spot, Fish Lane is the answer! Sunday 8 Mother’s Day | Various Mums. What would we do without them? For years your mum fed you, clothed you, taught you how to say thank you and got out the frozen peas whenever you took a trip down the stairs. It’s time to say thanks with a delicious meal, so luckily we’ve rounded up a whole list of the tastiest Mother’s Day brunches, lunches and dinners in Brisbane. Eat Street Mother’s Day brunch | Eat Street | Hamilton Eat your heart out this Mother’s Day at Eat Street Brisbane. In a one-off event, these foodie markets are offering up Eat Street money vouchers to the value of $44pp – and you pay just $28pp! As thanks to Mum for all those meals over the years, or just as thanks to yourself, you can spend the vouchers on any of Eat Street’s meals, sweets, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Buskers and bands will be playing at this special 11am-3pm event while you, no doubt, eat your heart out.