12 delicious things to do in Brisbane this week | The Gourmand & Gourmet

12 delicious things to do in Brisbane this week

Need to get out of the house or just can’t take another meal pulled together with questionable leftovers? Plan your dining schedule with the help of what’s on in Brisbane this week.
Thursday 30
Feasts of Fancy – A Whisky Fete | Blackbird Bar & Grill| CBD Take your tastebuds on a journey with Blackbird’s four course dinner paired with top-shelf whisky from Moet-Hennessy from 6pm and get a peek at the bar and grill’s new downstairs function space. With some serious creativity going into the menu, you can be sure to find something you fancy on the night. Tickets are $150 and can be booked by contacting Blackbird.
Friday 1
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-up event is Absolut Elyx, with cocktails, martinis and masterclasses showcasing the luxury vodka. Can’t make it? They’re also popping up on July 8. Good Food Month | Various We’ve been counting down since last year and its finally here, the return of Good Food Month. The month long festivities will showcase Queensland’s best offerings of restaurants, cafes, bars and producers. Grab some friends (and possibly some stretchy pants) and indulge in foodie haven this July, featuring a star-studded celebrity chef lineup including Matt Moran, George Calombaris and Luke Nguyen. Be sure to make time for the assortment of culinary experiences such as the much-loved Night Noodle Markets, a dinner on the Goodwill Bridge, and a floating street food market on the Noosa River! Festival of the Free | Buffalo Bar | CBD Deck yourself out in your most patriotic red, white and blue and get ready to celebrate Independence Day the only way it should be – with three days of craft beer and buffalo wings. Buffalo Bar is putting on a 3 day laneway party with live bands, brews and trivia, not to mention plenty of smoked beef brisket and warm apple pie! Plonk | Story Bridge Hotel | Kangaroo Point Yalumba is teaming up with The Story Bridge Hotel for a night of comedy, wine and tapas. The Story Bridge Hotel will hold a screening of the mocumentary series, Plonk, matched with wines and tapas treats. Think of a film festival but in miniature and wine-themed! Tickets can be purchased here for $65 and include tastings of 9 Yalumba wines.
Saturday 2
Brisbane BBQ Festival | South Brisbane Get ready to gorge yourself on all the slow cooked pork, ribs, steaks, marinades and meat rubs you can handle. With a long list of your favourite BBQ masters and meat makers, prepare yourself to be leaving with a food baby. Newstead Brewing Co and Fortitude Brewing Co will be there with their craft beer to help you wash it all down. Second release tickets are available online for $22.45. Teneriffe Festival | Teneriffe Returning for it’s seventh year in a row, Teneriffe Festival is back to commemorate all things past, present and future of this iconic suburb. For one day only, the tranquil inner city suburb will transform to host over 50,000 festival goers with entertainment, food, music, performance and culture. Celebrate all things cheese at the Brisbane Cheese Market, or visit any of the three live music stages to check out the diverse acts showcasing their talents. Winter Harvest Festival | Aratula Take a day trip into the countryside for Eat Local Week’s Winter Harvest Festival. This one-day, family-friendly festival celebrates stunning local produce with food tastings, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and even a good, old-fashioned, tractor pulling competition! Entry is $10 and tickets can be purchased through Eat Local Week’s website.
Sunday 3
Kiss Goodbye to MS | Customs House | CBD Blooming Healthy and Delectable Food Tours have teamed up to create a 2 course lunch at Customs House on July 3, all in support of research into curing MS. There’ll be wine, speakers, raffles and of course, plenty of great company. Help kiss goodbye to MS and purchase your tickets here.
Monday 4
Producer’s Night | Popolo | South Bank Popolo is giving you a chance to peek behind the scenes of your favourite dishes through an interactive Italian feast! Enjoy a signature Watermelon Spritz as you eat your way through four stations showcasing fresh local seafood, sausage, mozzarella and honey, with the producers themselves on hand to talk about their goods. Tickets are $42pp and can be purchased here.
Friday 8
Grape Grazing by Night | Brisbane Showgrounds | Bowen Hills The Ekka for grown-ups, Grape Grazing by Night is an event to celebrate and showcase Australian wines matched with award-winning meat and cheese. After a week of wine show judging, this is chance to sip your way through a few of the 1800 wines on offer, paired with tasty canapés. General admission is $80 – find out more and grab your tickets here.
Saturday 9
Le Festival: Brisbane French Festival | Cultural Forecourt | South Bank For three delicious days, from 5- 10pm on Friday, 9am-10pm on Saturday and 9am- 6pm on Sunday, South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt will be taken over by the sights, sounds, and of course, flavours, of France. While some might be interested in the markets and masterclasses, we’re more interested in the wine pavilion, where you can sample your way through drops from across the country. Check out the full line-up of events on offer here.