9 scrumptious things to do this week | Gourmand and Gourmet

9 scrumptious things to do this week

What’s on in food this week? A whole lot of seafood, a festival you Mexi-can’t miss and a sugar coma waiting to happen!
All month
Paper Plate Supper Club | Brisbane Powerhouse | New Farm | Every Fri, Sat & Sun
Taking up residency at the Powerhouse in October & November, Paper Plate Supper Club is bringing a whole line up of tasty food trucks to New Farm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night! Grab your picnic blanket and head down for the likes of J’Adore Les Crepes, Churros Deoro and plenty more!
Friday 21
Global Champagne Day | Flute Cocktail Lounge | Fortittude Valley | 5-8pm | $45
Celebrate Global Champagne Day at Flute Cocktail & Lounge Bar with a sophisticated evening of delicious cheese and champagne tastings! You’ll enjoy 3 glasses of bubbly champagne, a gourmet cheese table and a talk from a Mumm Champagne educational ambassador. There’ll even be a special champagne menu for the night, with premium champagnes available by the glass that you can normally only get by the bottle. Grab your tickets here or email functions@flutebar.com.au to enquire about booking an exclusive VIP booth for groups of 10 or more.
Saturday 22
Wynnum Seafood Festival | Wynnum | 11am-6pm 
Wynnum is launching its inaugural seafood festival, perfect for families searching for a Saturday event, or simply foodies keen to find a proper fishy feed. Overlooking the foreshore on Edith Street, the festival has free entry and will host plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep the little ones entertained. Celebrate Wynnum’s abundance of fresh seafood, along with market stalls of homewares, retro goods, and tastes from nearby cafes and restaurants.
The Oyster Festival | The Sandstone Point Hotel | Bribie | 11am-9pm 
The Oyster Festival is taking over The Sandstone Point Hotel for a day of seafood, wine and, of course, oysters! The festival will showcase some of Australia’s best seafood with stalls showcase produce from around the country, an oyster cooking demonstration and a shucking demonstration so you can shuck your oysters and eat them too. For the miniature oyster aficionado there’ll be rides, touch and feel rock pools, sand sculpture displays and more. Entry is free so get shucking! 
Brisbane Mexican Festival | Roma Street Parklands | 10am-9pm
Don your sombrero and grab your dancing shoes: the Brisbane Mexican Festival is on its way! From 10am to 9pm on Saturday 22 October, the Roma Street Parklands are going to be alive and kicking with authentic Mexican food and drinks, traditional music and live performances of Mexican wrestlers, folklore dancers, salsa bands and dancing classes. Ariba!
Sunday 23
Bites & Vibes | The Brightside | Fortitude Valley | 11am-8pm
Bites and Vibes are taking over The Brightside Brisbane for a day of food and tunes, all brought to you by Foodora. Eat your way through Brisbane’s best food with dishes available from Tara Thai, Dumpling Republic, Tuckeria Fresh Mexican, Lucky Egg, The Boroughs of New York Pizza, and District 1. Entry is free, so you have more to spend on delectable dumplings, magnificent Mexican, and perfect pizza. 
Friday 28
Good Food & Wine Show | Brisbane Convention Centre | Fri-Sun | $26
Indulge in the best food and wine the country the country has to offer at the Good Food and Wine Show! Meet, sample and purchase products from over 200 local, national and international exhibitors. You could meander down Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley, find a new favourite beer in Brewers Lane, or go behind the labels of boutique producers in Artisan Square. The three day event will also include demonstrations from over a dozen celebrity chefs. Tickets range from $26 for general admission to $130 for VIP, and can be bought here.
Saturday 29
The Sugar Market | Alden Street | Fortitude Valley | 11am-5pm | Gold coin entry
Sweet tooths, sugar lovers and dessert fanatics – we’ve got the festival for you! The Alden Street laneway behind The Wickham will be transformed into a haven of all things dessert, for one day only, so you can have dessert for breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, dinner and everything in between. While your shoveling brownies, cupcakes, and anything else sweet you can find into your mouth, enjoy live tunes, pop-up bars featuring frosé and other delightfully sweet concoctions and savoury bar food from The Wickham. It’s basically the cheat day of your dreams!
Sunday 30
Burger Eating Challenge | Brew Master’s | Grange | Sat & Sun | $50
Brew Master’s is celebrating ‘Octoburgerfest’ with a sky high burger eating challenge! Entrants must eat a burger containing a mighty six layers of meat patties and cheese topped with bacon, mesclun, tomato, caramelised onion, house made smoky bourbon BBQ sauce & mayonnaise, along with a large chips and flavoured milkshake in 20 minutes. Those who conquer this beast will receive a $50 Brew Master’s voucher and have the pride of getting their photo on the Burger Wall of Flame. A portion of the proceeds go to Orange Sky Laundry and Orange Sky Showers that provide services to homeless people in Brisbane. To book your spot, call Brew Masters on (07) 3352 4144.