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

13 delicious things to do in Brisbane this week

So your plans this week involved staying deep under the covers of your soft and cushy bed, eating takeaway? Think again.
Wednesday 20
Night Noodle Markets | Cultural Centre Get your chopsticks at the ready! The Night Noodle Markets are back in all their carb-filled glory every evening from July 20-31. Prepare your stomach for 25 stalls from some of Brisbane’s very best Asian eateries, from Harajuku Gyoza’s Raindrop cake to Fat Noodle’s infamous pho. There’ll be outdoor entertainment and a vibrant market atmosphere that will have you coming back for seconds, while entry is free, which means you’ll have extra coin to spend on food! Calibre Block Party | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Beer lovers, rejoice! Calibre Craft Beer Trading Co. are gathering all of their best brewing buddies for a night of beer-drinking and shoulder-rubbing. They’ll have brewers from the likes of Feral Brewing Co. and Cavalier Brewing ready and waiting to school you on all things beer and brewing. Food will come from For The Pickles and Juan More Taco and entry is free!
Thursday 21
Vegan & The Vine | Urbane | CBD Finally something for our boozy vegan friends! Urbane’s Head Chef, Alejandro Cancino, and Yalumba’s Head of Winemaking, Louisa Rose, have teamed up to curate a three course, vegan-friendly feast, celebrating fresh and sustainable produce. Each course will be matched with a vegan wine as the two culinary masterminds talk about the importance of sustainability in cooking and winemaking alike. Tickets are $120 and can be purchased here.
Saturday 23
Clean Ice Cream Sundae Pop-Up | Nodo Donuts | Newstead My Plate Clean Treats is taking over Nodo Donuts in Newstead for a special pop-up of their dairy free and refined sugar free ice cream sundaes. They’ll be topping their guilt free goodies with some of their favourite flavours, including clean chocolate fudge and peanut butter and jelly wheels.
Sunday 24
Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party | Old Government House | CBD There’s no mystery as to whether this Sunday picnic is a winner – with jazzy live tunes, swing dancing classes and a pop-up 1920s salon, you’re bound to think it’s the bee’s knees. Pre-order a picnic hamper for $40 filled with savoury tarts and sweet treats and enjoy a trip back in time to the good old days. Christmas in July | Gusto da Gianni | Hamilton To celebrate Christmas in July, Gusto da Gianni is whipping out their best dinnerware to play host to Brisbane’s longest communal dinner table! Gusto da Gianni’s Buon Natale draws delicious inspiration from the timeless tradition of the Sunday feast, starting with a selection of Italian pates served with crusty bread before spit roasted whole suckling and finishing tiramisu!
Tuesday 26
Italian Wine Masterclass | Golden Pig | Newstead Belissimo! A night of Italian wine tasting is before you at the Golden Pig. With 12 wines from the regions of Italy featured in one 3 hour event of tasting, tips, games, and of course, matching food, you’ll leave knowing more about the boot-shaped country and its dedication to the world of wine than ever.
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.