16 epically tasty things to do in Brisbane this week | Gourmand and Gourmet

16 epically tasty things to do in Brisbane this week

Don’t leave your calendar bare this week – there are heaps of tasty events that can fill in those empty squares!
All week
Snap & Win | Wintergarden | CBD Can’t eat a thing without posting an Instagram snap for the world to drool over? Well it’s time to put that talent to use – it could just win you $1000 to spend at Wintergarden! Overflowing with delicious lunch and dinner options, Wintergarden has city goers spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a bite to eat. To get you in a snappy mood, they’re giving away a $1000 gift card – and all you have to do to be in with a chance to win is post an Instagram photo of your next Wintergarden meal before June 19!
Wednesday 1
Meet the Maker | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Who doesn’t love a good roadtrip? Craft beer kings, Stone & Wood, are bringing their mates, Michael Dlask of Salumi Australia and Bret Cameron of Harvest Restaurant up from the Northern Rivers for a Meet the Maker event all about the importance of sourcing local, ethical and delicious products from their region. Michael and Bret will combine their expertise for the night on the delicious menu, which you can pair with a delicious brew or two from Stone & Wood. Grab your ticket here to make sure you don’t miss out! Cheers to that. Winter menu | Planted Wholefoods Co. | Albion Don’t be too sad the summer is really over – winter menus are coming to fill the void! Starting with Planted Wholefoods Co’s fresh and tasty number. With scrumptious new waffle flavours and hearty new smoothies, you may even manage to keep a hold of that summer bod!
Friday 3
Picklebacks and Sliders | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane It’s time for an education, kids. Let’s teach you about picklebacks – first, a punch glass of whiskey, then another of pickle brine. That’s right: shot one, then the other, and enjoy the after-effects of your very first pickleback. Over at Wandering Cooks, For the Pickles is hosting a night dedicated to these briney drinkables, set alongside plenty of sliders to keep the pickles coming in every form possible.
Saturday 4
Breakfast | The Precinct at St Leger | Ascot Been hanging out to try this new breakfast spot tucked away in the Eagle Farm Racecourse? Well you’re in luck because they’re now open Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast! Head in for something wholesome and filling or go all out with indulgence like their corn fritters with bacon and avocado salsa. The Big Smoke BBQ | Barcadia | Bulimba A smokin’ event is coming to Bulimba with The Big Smoke BBQ. Australia’s three hottest BBQ teams are set to duke it out on the deck of Barcadia. These barbie champs will fight for your tastebuds in order to raise money for Bulimba’s junior sporting teams. What could make this event even tastier? Each team is backed by a supporting brewery. For sizzling tastes, brews to match, and plenty of prizes in store, The Big Smoke is slated to set Bulimba alight! Bite, Sip, Stroll | CBD Inspired by the European dining culture of tasting from several venues as you wander, Bite Sip Stroll aims to take you on a walking tour of some of Brisbane’s top restaurants. You’ll spend the afternoon grazing on a meal and paired glass of wine from each venue in the impressive line-up of EsquireRestaurant TwoSake and Urbane. You’ll also have a chance to chat with the chefs from each restaurant as well as the experts from Wine Selectors about their food and wine philosophies. Tickets are $119pp – book them here before they get snatched up!
Sunday 5
Park Food Trucks | Brisbane Botanic Gardens | Mount Coot-tha Brisbane’s famous Park Food Trucks is back with a stint at Mt Coot-tha’s botanic gardens! Head along and enjoy the sights, sounds, and – it goes without saying – fistfuls of swoon-worthy food. You’ll find plenty of your favourite trucks parked in anticipation of your hefty appetites, so make sure you bring a blanket and be ready for a feast! Sunday by the River | Newstead House The World Food Markets are bringing seven tasty food trucks to Newstead House. Laze by the river as you peruse your choices, with picks like Char Baby, In Strada Wood Fire Pizzeria, and Puerto Tacos set to take over the lawn. Along with plenty of food, the Jazz Music Institute will fill the afternoon with boppin’ tunes. Bring your friends, your family, and enjoy the sun before winter’s chill sets in! Sunday session | Bitter Suite | New Farm Know what your Sunday afternoons have been missing? Pizzas and paddles of beers for $25 in the leafy surrounds of New Farm’s Bitter Suite! With new owners, a scrumptious new menu and even some crafty new brews on tap, this suburban spot dishes up a Sunday sesh worth ditching your local for.
Monday 6
Date night | Libertine | Petrie Terrace Stretch your legs (and appetite) this date night with a trip to Libertine. For $35, you’ll receive a sumptuous five course banquet of pan-Asian delights, as well as a movie ticket to next door’s Palace Cinemas for no extra charge. Sounds pretty steamy to us! Test Kitchen | Thomson’s Reserve | Spring Hill Every second Monday, you can head to Thomson’s Reserve for an intimate dinner with a creative twist at their Test Kitchen, featuring 5 courses of innovative cuisine created by the talented chefs just for the evening. As if the chance to sample dishes before anyone else (5 of them, no less) wasn’t enticing enough, you’ll be talked through each and every course, learning about each ingredient and the idea behind every dish. Places are $85pp, and you can book by contacting Thomson’s Reserve.
Tuesday 7
Negroni Week | Various 7 days, 3 ingredients, 1 event. Negroni Week is about to hit Brisbane, with the event running from June 6-12 in celebration of one of the world’s top cocktails. Made of Campari, gin and vermouth, plenty of local venues are splashing out Negronis galore in recognition of this international event. Check out the Negroni Week website to find out which Brisbane venues are taking part, and show this cocktail some love.
Friday 10
Long lunch | Mecca Bah | Fortitude Valley Escape from the monotony of everyday lunches with an extended Mediterranean meal at Mecca Bah. With lunch specials now running from 11.30am-5pm on weekdays, you’ll be able to grab dishes such as lamb pistachio sausage rolls and chicken shish whenever the lunch bug hits. Take a break from ordinary and explore the exotic!
Saturday 11
World Gin Day | Dutch Courage | Fortitude Valley This is the event you’ve gin waiting for! Dutch Courage has set up a day of boozy fun in recognition of World Gin Day. Celebrate your fave spirit in style with live entertainment, goodie bags, and plenty of drinks all day long. Five gin-focused masterclasses have been scheduled throughout the day, so you can book in the tastiest-looking session, or grab an all-day pass for only $40. Bubbles & Brie | Grape Therapy | Fortitude Valley What could be better than a night of bubbles, brie, and brilliant company? Join Grape Therapy for an evening tasting of 4 different types of brie, and sparkling wine to match. For only $49, your ticket includes plenty of brie, bubbles, and fun times – so cheese don’t miss out!