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The Australian inspired dinner you do not want to miss

Bunya nuts. Manjimup truffles. Wattle seeds. They may sound more like what you’d find on a wander through the bush rather than the ingredients for a decadent five course dinner, but that’s just what you’ll find on the menu at Thomson’s Reserve this month for their Good Food Month Hats Off Dinner. A special event in which only restaurants who received one or more chef hats in the 2014-15 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide can take part, the dinners are a chance for top chefs to throw out their usual menus and indulge all their culinary fantasies, creating one-of-a-kind dinners that will surprise as much as delight the tastebuds. good food month inchcolm 2Not content with putting on just one night of incredible flavour, Thomson’s Reserve is making their dinner available every night of the month right up until July 31. For $158pp (which includes matched drinks AND a cocktail on arrival), you can experience the imagination and culinary genius of Executive Chef Michael Crosbie for yourself – and trust us when we say it’s not to be missed. We don’t want to give the full menu away (what would be the surprise in that?), but we can tell you that you’ll start off with canapés like Applewood gin cured wallaby with miso 68 degree eggs. Then you’ll move on to five courses of dishes like scrumptious Byron Bay pork jowl with black pudding and chestnut puree, and creamy organic washed rind cheese baked on crisp potato skins with pickled shallots. good food month inchcolm 3There’s even wickedly clever desserts like nitrogen frozen Jersey milk crumble with mead gel, freeze dried Manuka honey shards, bee pollen and honeycomb. Can you see why it’s unmissable? These dishes have to be sampled to be believed. Almost every ingredient in the dinners, from the stunning foraged herbs from Queensland’s Pretty Produce on Lamb Island to the washed rind cheese from Geelong in Victoria has been sourced from Australian producers – even the matched drinks! You’ll sip on Australian wines, ciders and boutique spirits while you try to resist licking your plate clean. To book yourself in for one of the Good Food Month Hats Off dinners, which are available between 6-9pm from July 4-31, contact Thomson’s Reserve on (07) 3226 8888 or Want to see more of what’s in store? Check out our album here. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Images by Judit Losh Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest news requires a lot of double lattes, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!