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Blaze a trail at this year’s James Street Food And Wine Trail

The JSFWT returns.

No, a cat didn’t just walk over our keyboard, foodies – the eighth (and heavily acronymised) edition of James Street Food and Wine Trail is coming back to Brisbane for four delicious days from Thursday, July 25!

Guaranteed to leave a paper trail in your bank account detailing gorgeous seasonal meals and five-star courses, this year’s foodie hike also promises unique in-venue events and collaborations with some of Brisbane’s best restaurants!

Imagine melt-worthy rendezvous with Gelato Messina, grape experiences over Greek wine at Hellenika, waddling into Chow House for the ultimate duck feast, and a five-course dinner fit for royalty (paired with wine) at King Arthur Café.

Be sure to save some room for day four though, Brisbane – James Street is saving the best until last!

July 28 will see the street come alive with stalls manned by local restaurateurs, live music, and awesome vibes in celebration of Market Day! An accumulation of the past three days of eating on the trail, Market Day will ensure all visitors get to cross paths with every tasty meal the precinct has to offer.

Selling quality fine dining nibbles in picnic-sized packs, one can expect tasty newcomers such as Hellenika, Lobby Bar, and Mosconi to be bringing their A-game with a whole host of scrumptious eats.

The foodie 411 has it that the fourth day will see Hellenika dishing out a refreshing lamb ribs and Greek salad, the Lobby Bar plating up a heavenly West Australian crayfish brioche roll, and Mosconi an authentic Italian duck ragu.

Seasoned JSFWT stall holders such as Bucci’s Shaun Malone and new Gerard’s Bistro chef Adam Wolfer will also be making appearances in a highly anticipated Pop-Up Kitchen, where us culinary laymen have the opportunity to pick up a few tricks through cooking demos from some of Brisbane’s best chefs.

Ankle biters as well as adult foodies are also welcomed to attend! Rumour has it that last year’s popular Kids Camp will be returning with Little Green Thumbs – giving little ones the chance to plant and take home their own seedlings to nurture.

Who else is on track towards a food coma this JSFWT? Click here to stay up to date!

Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmand piggy heading to the Market Day on July 28.