Proposal Ideas & Tips For 2019 | Gourmand and Gourmet

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Proposal Ideas Brisbane

We’re all too familiar with the concept of love.

Believe us; between late-night burritos, the smell of a fresh cheese toasty, and the arrival of an Uber Eats delivery, we’ve experienced the full spectrum of affection. While our hearts will forever be set on our next meal, we’ve got some ideas for those of you who’re looking to tie the knot with your significant other – in the foodiest way possible.

Take some tips from us, and they’re guaranteed to say yes.

 

WHERE

Hillstone | St Lucia

Overlooking the vast greenery of the St Lucia Golf Course is one of Brisbane’s most popular engagement venues. Find yourself asking the big question, “should we get the lamb shoulder massaman, or the crisp skin barramundi?” from the Hundred Acre Bar, and when it comes time to pop out a ring, you’re sure to score a hole in one.

Montrachet | Bowen Hills

They say French is the language of love, and King Street’s Montrachet is fluent. Take your night to Paris with Montrachet’s luxury interior, romantic lighting, and authentic French dining including fresh seafood, raclette-filled zucchini flowers, and slow-cooked duck breast.

Deer Duck Bistro | Auchenflower

Deerly beloved, we now welcome you to the warm embrace of Auchenflower’s eclectic, cosy restaurant, Deer Duck Bistro. Filled with gorgeous antique furnishings and lights, you’ll feel right at home, and we can’t recommend the orecchiette with smoked mushroom and truffled duxell enough.

Blackbird Bar and Grill | CBD

Blackbird Bar and Grill’s sweeping river views will be the icing on top of an unforgettable occasion. Enjoy a lavish meal with everything from caviar and oysters to swordfish and dry-aged beef, and trust us, you won’t want to skip dessert.

The Duck Room | Bowen Hills

Indulge in the flavours of Cantonese and Japanese cuisine from Mercado’s intimate restaurant, The Duck Room. If your loved one loves duck, they’ll be in heaven when they’re feasting on roasted duck miso soup, dry aged roasted duck,  and smoked duck nigiri.

 

ACTIVITIES

Cheese, please

If your significant other is anything like us, they’ll be over the moon when they’re presented with a stunning cheese platter from local Brisbane businesses like Say Cheese and Platter Society. Pair it with a few bottles of wine and a surprise picnic by the river or a starry night atop Mount Coot-tha, and you’ve struck gold.

Rows and vows

Take the romance to the river with one of Brisbane’s most romantic experiences, a Golden Gondola cruise! Experience the sunset in full force as you’re rowed down the river by your personal chauffeur, complete with your choice of food platter including the Venetian seafood platter with king prawns, sand crabs, bugs, oysters, and tropical fruits.

Eat Street lovebirds

Nothing says romance like being surrounded by every cuisine you can think of, and Eat Street is known for its food, after all. Under twinkling lights and the scents of freshly cooking dishes, you’ll have an incredible experience that’s perfect for a riverside proposal.

Congratulations in advance.

Words by Sophia Lunn
- the gourmand who should just marry herself, because there's no one else like her