15 incredibly tasty things to do in Brisbane this week | Gourmand and Gourmet

15 incredibly tasty things to do in Brisbane this week

Holy fork – what isn’t on this week? From tequila nights to beery bar crawls, new farmers markets and food truck frenzies, and even a cheeky Easter dessert special or two, this week is looking mighty delicious. Wednesday 16 Kerbside Country Club | Kerbside | Fortitude Valley Celebrate our country cousins with a gourmet banquet dinner of farmhouse artisanal foods matched with farmhouse brewery beers from some of Australia’s best rural breweries, including Beard & Brau, Bridge Road Brewers and the New England Brewing Company. Kerbside will be dishing up a rustic feast while you bond with fellow beer lovers over scrumptious canapés and an epic banquet of fresh local produce. Tickets are just $80, but are going quick, so grab yours here. Thursday 17 Brews & Bacon Valley Bar Hop | Various | Fortitude Valley  Tour the Valley bars, taste test delicious brew and learn something new while you’re at it! Brisbane beer blogger, Jason, from Brews & Bacon is hosting an educational but totally fun bar hop where you can taste different styles of beer at a number of venues while he gives you all the background knowledge behind your fave drops. The crawl kicks off at Bloodhound Bar at 3pm, and tickets are only $30 which includes a beer at each venue. The Catchment Catch | Catchment Brewing Co. | West End Throw out your line and reel yourself in a ticket to a night full of seafood, beer, wine and whisky. Catchment Brewing Co. will be creating four delicious courses of fresh seafood followed by dessert, each paired with a beer, wine and whiskey so you can see which drop perfectly compliments each meal. St Patrick’s Day | Various We help you cash in on the luck of the Irish this St Patty’s day! Check out our list of the top places to celebrate the booziest of occasions, involving everything from Emerald Isle cocktails to green eggs and ham. And don’t worry: we haven’t forgotten the Guinness! Friday 18 Brooky Bite Nite | Brookfield Showgrounds With all the new food trucks rolling into town, it’s only fitting that there should be some new events for them appear at! This month’s Brooky Bite Nite will have a St Paddy’s Day them, kicking off at 5.30pm with Guinnes, Irish dancers and 6 delicious food trucks to enjoy. Saturday 19  Hopfields 2 | Bloodhound Bar | Fortitude Valley Hoppy Brewvegas to all you beer lovers! This year, Bloodhound Bar’s gift to you is the return of Hopfields where beer is the name of the game and it’s in everything from the food to the spirits. There will also be a selection of special collaboration brews on tap concocted by the best of the best just for this event, so make sure you hop along to Bloodhound Bar and get sipping on these delicious brews. Ipswich Farmers & Artisan Markets | Ipswich Ipswich is kicking off their first farmers and artisan markets in the Ipswich City Square from 6am to 1pm, with plenty of fresh produce and gourmet food stalls to check out. Free parking and no traffic to deal with? We might just have to make the journey to Ipswich! Sunday 20 Chili Cook Off | Kettle & Tin | Paddington Kettle & Tin is bringing the heat with their fourth annual Chili Cook Off! This year, 10 venues will be competing for the Chili Master title from 10am, with 2015 champions, Anise, back to defend their title against the likes of Super Whatnot, Farrier Bar + Supperclub and Bloodhound Bar. With plenty of craft brews, live music and the chance to vote for this year’s chili master for $10 a head, you (chili con) carne’t miss it! Beerkary’s Big (Mini) Golf Day | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane The Wandering Cooks car park is going to be transformed into a mini-golf course where you will not only have a fun filled day of putt-putt but you’ll also get to celebrate Brewsvegas, Beerkary style! The day kicks off at 10am with a Beekary Brunch to fuel you up for a day of putting. Then, as you make your way through the course, you’ll sample a line up of brews from Croft Brewing matched with Beerkary’s one-of-a-kind beery baked goods, all for $49pp. Grab tickets here. Food Truck Round Up | Miami Tavern | Gold Coast Brisbane’s food truck scene not enough for you? Well get on down to the Gold Coast on March 20 from 11am until 4pm and introduce yourself to a few new ones! With the likes of Food Kartel, Rolls Pho Mi and Churros & Chocolate Gold Coast coming along for the ride, you don’t want to miss out! Monday 21 Easter Bombe | Stokehouse | South Bank The Bombe is a traditional Easter treat much-loved by Stokehouse Q’s regular patrons, and to get extra feastive this Easter season, Chef Matt Wood has decided to grace our tastebuds with two, that’s right TWO brilliant Bombe choices sure to blow you away.  With a salted caramel edition available from March 21-27, and an indulgent milk chocolate and coffee version on offer from March 28-April 3, you might just have to book in 2 visits. There’s even a bombe inspired cocktail available across both weeks! Wednesday 23  $15 Parmys | Brunswick Hotel | New Farm Thought the days of the classic pub parmy were gone? Think again, because Brunswick Hotel dishes up an epic cheesy parmy feed every Wednesday night for just $15. Enjoy it in their new bistro or out in the breezy beer garden with a cold beer. Friday 25  Good Friday Luncheon | Regatta Hotel | Toowong Hop on over to the award-winning Boatshed this Good Friday for a seafood luncheon to remember! The four-course spread has been designed by the restaurant’s Executive Chef, with dishes like chilled prawn cocktails and crispy skinned barramundi to be paired with a premium beverage package (fancy French bubbly included!) for $150pp. Hmm – maybe we need to rename it Spectacular Friday? Contact Regatta to book. Dragon Egg Dessert | Saké | CBD Super opulent dessert alert! Saké Double Bay’s famous Dragon Egg dessert is going to grace Eagle Street for a rare Easter treat. The creation of this egg is a three day process of masterful proportions, culminating in a Valrhona dark chocolate shell filled with toasted chocolate crumble, edible soil and passionfruit yoghurt chips, as well as chocolate mousse, passionfruit curd, and mango caramel. The dessert is then doused in liquid nitrogen at the table, make the shell brittle enough to crack and revealing the decadent delights within. Available as a part of the Chef’s Signature Menu over the Easter long weekend, book now if you don’t want to miss out! Sunday 27 I’m in Love with the Cocoa | The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane Gluttony won’t be the only sin this Easter with The Fox’s Easter Sunday event. Unlimited drinks and canapé packages are on offer to keep the good vibes flowing for $35pp, and all three levels of the venue will be open to accommodate partygoers. If you really want to get into the Easter spirit, make sure you hop in and down some nutella vodka! Grab tickets here.