8 delicious things to do in Brisbane this week | The Gourmand & Gourmet

8 delicious things to do in Brisbane this week

Ready for a delicious week? We’ve found romantic balls, exotic carnivals and a Willy Wonka inspired degustation to put in your diary! Wednesday 10 Lunch specials | Red Lotus | Fortitude Valley If you’re looking for something pho-nomenally delicious for lunch that won’t leave you with an empty bank account, roll on into Red Lotus for food that is soy-good you’ll think it’s (hoi) sinful! Treat yourself and your wallet to $12 lunch specials and main menu dishes that are 20% off. You’d have to be pretty dumb-pling to pass up on a deal like this. Thursday 11 Summer breakfast | Locavore | Woolloogabba Summer might be almost over, but the summery new breakfast menu at Locavore has only just begun. With breakfasts like vego friendly salads and the more indulgent buttermilk waffles piled with caramelized banana, butterscotch sauce and salted praline, you can either ditch your summer diet early or keep it intact. Friday 12 BYO dinner | Willow & Spoon | Wilston We love it when our fave cafes start doing dinner on the weekends, but Willow & Spoon really knows how to tug on our heart strings – make their weekend tapas BYO! Starting this weekend, the suburban spot is dishing up scrumptious eats like burgers and bar bites, all you need to do is make a booking and bring the booze. Saturday 13  Variety Valentine’s Ball | Tattersalls Club | CBD Romantics, cancel whatever plans you had for the 13th of February, because the Variety Valentine’s Ball will be an affair to remember! Raising much-needed funds for Variety, the Children’s Charity, this spectacular ‘Gatsby’ themed evening will be held at Tattersalls Club. With a 1920s swing band, dance floor, performers, ‘magical’ guests, a photo booth, endless prizes, auctions and competitions running throughout the night, it truly will be an unforgettable evening. The menu will include canapés upon arrival, cocktail style main meals, a dessert buffet and a four hour beer and wine package. Sounds to us like love at first bite! Brazilian Carnival | Eagle Lane | CBD Want to party like you’re in Rio this weekend AND find yourself a Valentine? Well your best bet for doing both is to head to the Brazilian Carnival, a street festival hitting Eagle Lane with Brazilian food, live music, bars and entertainment from 2-11pm. Sunday 14 Valentine’s Day | Various The day of love is nearly upon us, and who could pass up the excuse to eat chocolate, drink wine and make sweet, sweet food babies? Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or all loved up, we’ve got the perfect place for you. Singles can get their drink on here, while couples looking for a night of (food) baby making can check out this list. If you’re ready to step it up a notch and go DIY, we’ve got you covered here. We’ve even got the brunch lovers covered with breakfast spots to make your heart go into a fritter-flutter here. Friday 19 Taste of Asia | Reddacliff Place | CBD Want to get a taste of Asia this weekend? As a part of BrisAsia Festival 2016, Reddacliff Place will be taken over by scrumptious Asian street food, cooking demonstrations and plenty of entertainment from 11.30am-6.30pm. Come for lunch – stay all afternoon! Sunday 21 Willy Wonka Degustation | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane If you’ve always wondered what would happen if Willy Wonka branched out from chocolate and hit the kitchen, now’s your chance to find out. Chef Cody McKavanagh, who trained in restaurants like The Fat Duck, will be dishing up an 8 course dinner inspired by the movie, with drinks to match available. Tickets are $110 and you can grab them here.