14 utterly delicious things to do in Brisbane this week | Gourmand and Gourmet

14 utterly delicious things to do in Brisbane this week

There’s no shortage of delicious happenings and goings on this week, with more events than you can possibly wrap your lips around. 
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. 
Friday 22
Brewfest | Bavarian Bier Café | CBD Big things have been brewing at Bavarian this month, and it’s about to get even hoppier with the arrival of one of Bavarian’s oldest craft beers, Hofbrau Original. Joining a line up of two other new craft beers on tap, the brew is known as the bier of Bavarian kings, and is the perfect way to end your week.
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 a 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. Cedar & Pine Crafternoon | Cedar & Pine | Wynnum Celebrate the long weekend with a Sunday session at Cedar & Pine Crafternoon where there will be delicious craft beer, cider and an afternoon full of table tennis and board games with lots of prizes to be won! Tickets will only set you back $10, which will also score you samples of the beers and ciders available! Fun Rum Festival | The Normanby Hotel | Red Hill Now rum is pretty fun as it is but, to take the good times to the next level, The Normanby Hotel have organised an entire festival devoted to the spirit involving live music, Caribbean dancers, the tastiest Brisbane food trucks and, of course, plenty of rum! Munch on the likes of American hotdogs and juicy wings, party with your favourite sea-men Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan and then get down to the live DJs, it doesn’t get much better than that! Brisbane’s hottest wing eating competition | Buffalo Bar | CBD Can you handle the heat? Put your money where your mouth is and take part in Buffalo Bar’s hot wing eating competition! Kicking off at 12pm, the challenge gives you the chance to win a $100 voucher and Buffalo prize pack. Not into getting your hands dirty? Head along to watch and take advantage of $10 ½ kilo wings and sangria jugs.
Monday 25
Tinnies & Two Up | Shafston Hotel | East Brisbane With live local bands, gourmet food trucks and a beverage list featuring all your home-grown favourites, get ready to knock back a few tinnies over a massive game of two-up (it’s a national past-time!) at Shafston Hotel’s Tinnies & Two Up laneway party. The day will kick off with The Last Post paying homage to the fallen, before the laneway gates open at 1pm for a rousing two up tournament. The rest of the afternoon can be spent relaxing under the marquees enjoying good food and drink. ANZAC Day | Various While you’re up early attending the dawn service, take advantage of the extra time in your day by heading out to enjoy all the goings-on for ANZAC Day. Why go back to bed when you’ve got one heck of an excuse to knock back a few tinnies, down as many sausage sizzle snags as we can fit in our gobs and somehow squeeze in a couple of ANZAC cookies as well? So once you’ve hit the dawn service and paid your respects, take your pick of our top spots for ANZAC Day.
Wednesday 27
Red Duck Beer Dinner | Embassy Bar | CBD Forget wine! Embassy Craft Beer Bar hosts a Basic Beer Dinner every month to demonstrate how to match artisanal food by hatted chef Rob Campbell with some of their favourite local and international beers. April’s featured brewery is Australian Red Duck Brewing, which will be paired with three mouth-watering courses. Tickets are $40 and includes all beers and food, which can be purchased here. 22 Cakes with Alphabet Café | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Calling all cake-lovers (that’s all of us right?)! Alphabet Café will be making every single cake they’ve got in their repertoire for one night of sweet tooth heaven. Entry is $16 and gets you one drink and a slice of cake, but don’t worry that you’ll have to stop there, take some cash along and you can eat your way through as many cakes as you can handle, at $4 a slice.
Sunday 1
Cinco de Mayo | Riverlife | Kangaroo Point Cinco de Mayo is all about celebrating all things Mexican so don’t be the only Juan missing out on the fun, make your way down to Riverlife for a night of funky live music, delicious Mexican food stalls and lots of tequila, margaritas and Coronas! Tickets are $65 but you’d better get in quick, you Mexican’t miss out on this event. La Paranda | Friday’s | CBD It’s your last Monday public holiday until October – better make the most of it with Friday’s epic Latin night filled with tunes, eats and good booze! Kicking off at 7pm, the party will feature tapas plates like BBQ lamb and haloumi skewers, slow braised pork carnitas and smoked meatballs, as well as luscious cocktails and pumping tunes on the dancefloor. Tickets are $15 on the door or $10 pre-sale.