Spring foodie events worth getting dressed up for | Gourmand and Gourmet

Spring foodie events worth getting dressed up for

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane

It’s the season of florals - the perfect time to enjoy some midday sunshine before summer arrives to fry us crisper than a prawn cracker!

If sipping sparkling and devouring delicious canapés is your idea of a good time, you’re going to love these stylish spring events with a foodie focus.

Spring Racing Carnival | Doomben Racecourse

And they’re off! Head to Doomben to enjoy a day trackside at the Spring Racing Carnival, complete with a Gordon’s Pink Gin bar, make-your-own cheese platters, and plenty of on-track action! Pick up fresh wood-fired pizzas and crispy cold drinks from The Champions Bar and lunch in style on the lawn, or upgrade with a ticket to one of the many marquees and pavilions where tapas platters and several-course lunches are the go!

From Derby Day on November 3 and Melbourne Cup Day on November 6, there’s plenty of trackside fun to be had in your finest frock at Brisbane Racing Club this Spring. General admission tickets start at just $15, and can be purchased here.

Tanqueray Terrace | Customs House

If you still haven’t been to this gorgeous spring gin pop-up, what are you waiting for!? Hosted by Tanqueray, this green-themed outdoor pop-up is the perfect place to while away a spring arvo nestled between the Brisbane River and one of our most iconic historic buildings. Seasonal nibbles include Moreton Bay bug buns, confit duck croquettes, and fried pumpkin flowers with goat’s cheese and preserved lemon dressing. Primo!

Pork and Pinot | Kennigo Social House

Local pork? Local pinot? Say no more! This elegant educational evening will feature canapés and rosé in Kennigo Social’s gorgeous courtyard to begin, followed by three courses, each matched with premium Aussie-made pinot noir. While you get stuck into dinner, Ashley Morris from fine wine distributor Negotiants Australia will talk you through all things pinot. You can book your seat by calling 3096 1622.

Derby Day Champagne Lunch | e’cco Bistro

Celebrate Derby Day this year with a three-course luncheon at Philip Johnson’s e’cco Bistro on Saturday, November 3 from 12pm.  A great chance to check out the relocated restaurant, the Champagne Lunch will feature dishes like kingfish crude with apple mignonette, coconut, and lime, and wagyu bresaola with caperberries and Parmigiano Reggiano. There’s a $1000 e’cco Bistro experience up for grabs for best-dressed on the day, so whip out the fascinator and get planning! Tickets are only $75, and you can book in here.

Plant-based High Tea | Greenhouse Canteen and Bar

It might be held once a month, but nothing says springtime like high tea! Greenhouse Canteen & Bar offer up an entirely plant-based high tea, with a range of sweet and savoury delights for you to scoff. With a mimosa (or kombucha) on arrival, and at only $40, we reckon it’s a great way to spend a spring Sunday arvo! Call 3724 2761 to book!

Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, or just get dressed up on the weekend, these spring foodie events will have you feeling well-fed and fabulous!