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

13 scrumptious things to do in Brisbane this week

Don’t save all your wining, dining and boozing for the next long weekend, not when there are so many delicious things on this week!
Wednesday 13
Wine Appreciation NightCan You Keep a Secret? | Woolloongabba This event shouldn’t be kept secret! Take your palate on a journey through France at Can You Keep a Secret?’s next wine appreciation night. Tickets are just $35 which includes nibbles and, of course, the wine. Bring your friends along and get appreciating! Beer & Cheese Night | Mr Henderson | Sandgate Fortitude Brewing is taking over the taps at Mr Henderson with five of their bubbliest beers, all matched to creamy cheeses from Black Pearl Epicure. For $35 a head, you’ll get to sample it all, as well as listed to a spiel about Fortitude’s beer philosophy. Grab tickets here.
Thursday 14
4 Pines Tap Takeover | Taps | Fortitude Valley Taps in the Valley and 4 Pines Brewery have joined forces in the name of beer for one hoppy night! With a $40 ticket, you’ll get a schooner on arrival and a $20 beer button to use on any of the four bubbly 4 Pines taps available, while you tuck into a seasonal four-course dinner to fill that beer belly. Tickets to the event are available at the bar. Four-some!
Friday 15
Launch Party | Bloodhound Bar | Fortitude Valley The Bloodhound Bar has quietly been working on a new addition to their groovy locale, and are now ready to show off their beautifully restored upstairs level, which includes a stage for live bands, a wrap-around veranda, second bar, lounge areas and loads more. To celebrate, they’re throwing one hell of a party, with The Midnight Preachers christening the stage and drinks flowing from 4pm. Entry is free so make sure you pop down and check out the improvements! Kingdom Food Markets | Samford Valley Community Church | Samford Looking for some family friendly fun this weekend? Samford’s Kingdom Food Markets have you covered, with some of Brisbane’s best food trucks and stalls, live bands, a kids disco, glow in the dark face painting and a kids movie on the big screen all coming to the Samford Valley Community Church from 4-9pm. This delicious night will have you experiencing a serious food baby, with the likes of Gluten Free Donuts, Tangled Tatoes and Phatboys Food Truck coming along, with plenty more!
Saturday 16
Cocktail Masterclass | Dutch Courage | Fortitude Valley Dutch Courage have lined up their April cocktail masterclass, and are ready to give you a gin-unine education that will have you mixing up something a step above our old faithful, the G&T. A far more interesting way to kick off a Saturday night than with tequila shots at home, you’ll learn basic cocktail structure, get a crash course in the history of cocktails and whip up (and drink) three gin concoctions of your own for $49pp. Email info@dutchcourage.com.au to secure your spot.
Sunday 17
Milton Market Grand Opening | Milton After a five month wait, the Red Hill Markets are back, better than ever in a brand new location, with a brand new name! Still dedicated to providing the same sensational stalls and authentic atmosphere, the Milton Markets will be overflowing with fresh farm produce from across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Bring along your green bags and stock up on goodies from artisan bakers, butchers, fishmongers, baristas, chefs, beekeepers and florists, amongst many others!
Thursday 21
Producer’s Lunch | Wild Canary | Brookfield Wild Canary are celebrating the beautiful Gympie Region and all of the amazing food it produces with a five course degustation lunch. Not only will you enjoy plenty of seasonal, local produce but the producers themselves will be attending to help you get to know what you’re eating with stories about their farms, products and philosophy. Head chef, Glen Barratt will also be talking you through the carefully constructed menu for the event. Make sure you book your tickets now, this is a lunch not to be missed . Double Denim | Sabotage Social | Fortitude Valley Put on your best jeans and denim jacket and head down to Sabotage Social for a double denim themed American whiskey tasting night. Embrace the good vibes with a whiskey or cocktail in hand, snack on antipasto platters and enjoy live entertainment from Death Rides a Horse. Make sure you dress to impress, there’s a $300 prize pack for the best double denim! RSVP by emailing rsvp@sabotagesocial.com.au for free entry and a good night!  Rum Degustation | Brunswick Hotel | Fortitude Valley Get ready to rum-ble with a 5 course rum degustation dinner at the Brunswick Hotel. Their chefs have carefully constructed a delicious 5 course dinner to match 5 premium rums from around the world that will have you wishing you could swap wine for rum every night. So if you fancy yourself a rum lover, grab yourself a $65 ticket and start thinking about your excuses for being late on Friday! Get in touch with the Brunswick Hotel to book.
Saturday 23
Brisbane Beer Fest | Eatons Hill Hotel | Eatons Hill The Brisbane Beer Fest is back, and promises to be bigger and better than ever! Taking over the Eaton’s Hill Hotel for ANZAC Day weekend, this boozy festival will have over 130 beers and ciders to sip your way through, along with live music and expert advice from Sam Kekovich. A 2 day pass to the 18+ event is $15, full details and tickets can be found here.
Sunday 24
Stones Corner Street Market | Stones Corner Swap your driving gloves for your walking shoes, because for one day only, Stones Corner is putting up ‘no through road’ sign for their Mother’s Day Street Market! Featuring plenty of goodies to buy for mum as well as endless food, sweets and specialty food for, this is family day out everyone can enjoy. Park Food Trucks | Newstead House | Newstead Get ready for a food truck feast, the Park Food Trucks are popping up again from 1-4pm. Grab a blanket, bring some cash and chow down on delicious eats from gourmet rolling kitchens like The Bun Mobile, Micasa and Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Truck.