9 scrumptious things to do this week in Brisbane | Gourmand and Gourmet

9 scrumptious things to do this week in Brisbane

  • Food & Booze
What’s on this week in food? Festivals dedicated to beer, flowers, sustainable living and everything in between, that’s what!

Wednesday 7

The Street Food Depot | King George Square | CBD | 8am-8pm
Street Food Depot are taking over King George Square for two days to celebrate the best and brightest of the sunshine state’s foodie culture. With free entry and an array of street food vendors, gourmet food trucks and local produce like Sweet Wrapture (hellooo waffle tacos) and plenty more delicious goodies, you can have your beef slider and eat it too! It all kicks off from 8am-8pm, September 7 & 8.

Thursday 8

Aromatic Nights | Chop Chop Chang’s | West End | 6-9pm
If the thought of Hervey Bay scallops, BBQ gai yang chicken, and lemongrass and kaffir brulee isn’t enough to tickle your tastebuds, surely the introduction of matched wines is enough to leave you drooling. Chop Chop Chang’s are hosting Aromatic Nights, serving up a tantalizing five course banquet, all with paired wines. Feast on your favourites and enjoy the night spent in their cozy courtyard. Book online here.

Sunday 11

The Green Heart Fair | Carindale | 8am-2pm
The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest bi-annual community and sustainability festival, showing off all things innovative in a fun, family-friendly environment. And because you can’t feed your brain without feeding your face, there’ll be a whole bunch of green-focused foodies dishing up guilt-free feeds, along with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs.
Nundah Village Street Festival | Nundah Village Shopping Centre | 9am-3pm
The Nundah Village Street Festival is taking over Nundah for a weekend of food, art and family fun. The fun starts on Friday with a screening of The Good Dinosaur at 6pm and the Festival Art Show on Saturday or Sunday between 10am-3pm. But if it’s the street food you’re after then The Street Festival kicks off from 9am on Sunday! Expect plenty to eat and drink for the whole family plus, live music, street entertainers, jumping castles and kids rides.

Friday 16

The Beer Incider Experience | Albion Park Racing Club | Albion | Sep 16-17
The Beer Incider Experience is back for another year bringing great local brews to Brisbane over two boozy days. This year’s line-up features over 120 craft beers and ciders from more than 30 independent Australian breweries. Expect proven favourites like Stone and Wood, Green Beacon and Newstead Brewing but with this many brews on offer make sure to leave room for something new! A selection of local food trucks will be on standby ready to support you through your boozy journey, plus live music featuring Josh Pyke and Holy Holy. Tickets start at $25 for a two-day pass, so hop to it.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers | Toowoomba | Sep 16-25
Now in it’s 67th year, the Carnival of Flowers will take over Toowoomba from September 16-25 with stunning roses, exotic orchards and a whole lot of delicious food and wine, including more than enough food tours, wine tastings, food trucks and even a gala dinner to keep your petals blooming!

Saturday 17

Bite Sip Stroll | CBD | 12-3pm
Bite Sip Stroll is back after a sell out event earlier this year! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to take your tastebuds on an unforgettable culinary adventure along Brisbane’s riverfront, indulging in dishes from Brisbane’s best restaurants, all paired with wine chosen by Wine Selectors. Check out the new spring menu at Urbane, Restaurant Two, Esquire and Sake and with 8 hats between them, you’re sure to have a brag-worthy feast.
One Spring Evening | Regatta Hotel | Toowong | 6-9pm
Feasts, fairy lights and champagne flutes, is there a more romantic way to spend a Saturday night? Whether you’re looking to treat someone special or gathering the girls, The Regatta Hotel invites you to join them for their first long-table Feast. For one night the Regatta will transform their laneway space into a garden fit for a spring dinner with three gourmet courses and a three-hour beverage package including flowing Moet.
Spring Fling Raw Food Class | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane | 12-3.30pm
Spring is finally here and what better way to shake off the guilt of chowing down on all those winter warmers than with a raw cooking class! All food used in Raw and Peace’s class is organic, gluten-free, raw and vegan, and you’ll be learning how to whip up a Strawberry and Orange frosty smoothie, a spring vegetable and lemon cheese tart and a lemon curd tart with pastry syrup along with loads of other guilt-free goodies. Tickets are $150 and include original recipes and notes, plus delicious tastings and take-homes of everything made.