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

13 seriously tasty things to do in Brisbane this week

Had two long weekends of wining, dining and eating your way around town already? Don’t let that stop you from keeping up the habit, with everything from tequila celebrations to gluten free expos on the calendar this week!
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Land, Cow, Milk, Cheese | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Want to learn how the land a cow lives on impacts the flavour of the cheese you stuff in your gob? Tom Merkli from The Red Cow will be chatting about your fave dairy tastes at Wandering Cooks, and you can join in on the fun for just $20! For a free welcome drink, a chat about cheese and milk that’ll get you drooling for dairy, and enough cheese (and crackers) to satiate the cravings, Wandering Cooks has you covered! Thursday 5 Cinco De Mayo | Emporium Hotel | Fortitude Valley Paying homage to the land of tequila and tortillas, Emporium Hotel are celebrating Cinco De Mayo with an evening of four specially crafted cocktails, complimentary tapas from 6.30-8.30pm, and a Latin inspired DJ. Head along from 6pm and enjoy sips like the Watermelon and Basil Smash with tequila, agave, watermelon, lillet rose, basil and lime. 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. Thursday 12 $10 tacos | The Defiant Duck | Newstead We defy you to find a better way to spend your Thursday night. At The Defiant Duck, you’ll get a serving of mouthwatering pulled pork or beer-battered fish tacos for just $10 with any drink purchase. Is there anything better than top quality tacos that are cheap as chips? ‘Cause we Mexican’t think of anything. Saturday 14 Gluten Free Food Expo | Brisbane Convention Centre | South Bank Tired of gluten nasties wrecking your fun day out? There’s no need for anyone to go hungry at Brisbane’s Gluten Free Food Expo. Hop down to Southbank’s Convention Centre for a day of family entertainment, gluten-free treats, and ingredients to stock up your kitchen with. You’ll also be able to chat to the experts about gluten-free diets and coeliac disease, and Masterchef finalists Courtney Roulston and Michael Weldon will be performing cooking demonstrations all afternoon. Breakfast Creek Carnival | Breakfast Creek Hotel | Breakfast Creek Dust off your feathered headpieces and put on the brightest (smart attired) outfit you own to celebrate the Breakfast Creek Hotel’s 127th birthday in style, with live entertainment from Brazilian performers, dancers and musicians.They’ll be Brazilian street food with a Creek twist, and full bar facilities included in the ticket price, which can be purchased here. Sunday 15 Regatta Laneway Festival | Regatta Hotel | Toowong The Regatta Hotel are celebrating all things wine with a two day, free celebration. Turning the venue’s Laneway into an ode to wine, there’ll be over fifty international and local wines to sample, along with gourmet food stalls created by the Boatshed restaurant, plus live acoustic music and DJs until late. Think fairy lights, garden walls and an abundance of the good stuff, it’s going to be grape! Cake Expo | Eagles Sports Complex| Mansfield Brisbane’s Cake Expo is coming to Mansfield, and there’s no way we’d miss a whole day dedicated to cake love. Along with stalls and exhibitors (and samples), there will be plenty of cake fun to engage in, such as decorating classes, demonstrations, and giveaways. When the kids need to run off that sugar high, they’ll find jumping castles, face painting, and cupcake decorating to keep them busy. Pre-purchased tickets are $15, and $18 at the gate. Riverside at the Garden’s Market | Botanical Gardens | CBD From 8am-3pm every Sunday, you’ll find one of Brisbane’s best craft and farmers markets in Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens. For farm fresh produce, local crafts, food and drink, performances, and live music, check out Peter Hackworth’s Brisbane markets. It’s the perfect way to get the family out, about, and engaging with the Brissie community (and by community, we mean food).