What’s on in food this week? A reason to add bacon to everything, riverside picnics, cocktails for charity and one seriously spicy festival, that’s what!
Paper Plate Supper Club | Brisbane Powerhouse | New Farm | Every Fri, Sat & Sun
Taking up residency at the Powerhouse in October & November, Paper Plate Supper Club is bringing a whole line up of tasty food trucks to New Farm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night! Grab your picnic blanket and head down for the likes of J’Adore Les Crepes, Churros Deoro and plenty more!
Portside Wharf is turning 10, and they’re celebrating with a two-day long picnic! Grab a picnic blanket and settle in for an afternoon of free live music by the river. Take advantage of $10 lunch specials from delicious restaurants and takeaway spots including Aamaya Indian Restaurant, Gusto da Gianni, The Burrito Bar and Sono Japanese Restaurant. The event runs from 12-6pm Saturday & Sunday and is completely free!
The Long Table | Shorncliffe Pier | Redcliffe | 5-10pm | $140
Now this is a one-of-a-kind dinner you’ll never forget – a long table dinner on the historic Shorncliffe Pier, starting with drinks and canapes while the moon rises, continuing with a three course meal on the pier and finishing with tunes from local musicians. With a silent auction to support ‘Fun for All’ and catering by Cuisine on Cue, this is an evening not to be missed, full of views, tunes and dining for a worthy cause. Grab your tickets here.
Put a little spring in your step, and in your Saturday, with Golden Pig’s spring feast. Enjoy delicious Kilikanoon wines from the Clare Valley paired with culinary delights, all set in a stunning light-filled location in Newstead. Some of the spring treats on offer include slow cooked lamb shoulder, Port Lincoln farmed southern blue fin tuna, Kinkawooka mussels, and hand-made, cheeses from Woodside Cheese Wrights. Grab your tickets here
Want to eat your way through dishes from Brisbane’s most exclusive restaurants to support charity? Il Centro, Moda, Cha Cha Char, Jellyfish Enoteca and Newstead Brewery Co. have banded together to cook up a feast, all to support Queensland’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank. Join them for a stand-up affair featuring canapés, boutique brews and fine wines, along with tunes from The Havana Tropical Band. Tickets are $150 each, and you can book them here
Frose & Canapes | Darling & Co | Paddington | 2-5pm | $99
Unlimited drinks for charity? Sign us up! Darling and Co are hosting ‘Frose & Canapés’ as part of Brest Cancer Awareness Month, with an afternoon of unlimited frozen rose and bubbles, along with plenty of delicious canapes. Sip on a fruity cocktail and try your luck by at the charity raffles that will be running all day. Tickets are $99pp, with a percentage of every ticket sold, along with all proceeds from the raffles, going to the McGrath foundation to care for those with breast cancer. Call (07) 3367 9800 to book your tickets now.
This festival will spice up your life with their celebration of flavour and fire. You’ll turn red with anticipation when you hear about the chilli chocolate, sauces and chutney, and plenty of other spicy foods that are on offer. Enter the chilli chocolate challenge if you dare! Best of all, all of the spicy proceeds are going to the Tasmanian flood survivors of 2016. To find out more, visit their Facebook page.
Wynnum is launching its inaugural seafood festival, perfect for families searching for a Saturday event or, simply, foodies keen to find a proper fishy feed. Overlooking the foreshore on Edith Street, the festival has free entry and will host plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep the little ones entertained. Celebrate Wynnum’s abundance of fresh seafood, along with market stalls of homewares, retro goods, and tastes from nearby cafes and restaurants.
The Oyster Festival | The Sandstone Point Hotel | Bribie | 11am-9pm
The Oyster Festival is taking over The Sandstone Point Hotel for a day of seafood, wine and, of course, oysters! The festival will showcase some of Australia’s best seafood with stalls showcasing produce from around the country, an oyster cooking demonstration and a shucking demonstration so you can shuck your oysters and eat them too. For the miniature oyster aficionado, there’ll be rides, touch and feel rock pools, sand sculpture displays and more. Entry is free so get shucking!
Don your sombrero and grab your dancing shoes: the Brisbane Mexican Festival is on its way! From 10am to 9pm on Saturday 22 October, the Roma Street Parklands are going to be alive and kicking with authentic Mexican food and drinks, traditional music and live performances of Mexican wrestlers, folklore dancers, salsa bands and dancing classes. Ariba!
Bites & Vibes | The Brightside | Fortitude Valley | 11am-8pm
Bites & Vibes is taking over The Brightside Brisbane for a day of food and tunes, all brought to you by Foodora. Eat your way through Brisbane’s best food with dishes available from Tara Thai, Dumpling Republic, Tuckeria Fresh Mexican, Lucky Egg, The Boroughs of New York Pizza, and District 1. Entry is free, so you have more to spend on delectable dumplings, magnificent Mexican, and perfect pizza.