The Brisbane bucket list: 10 things to chow down on in April | Gourmand and Gourmet

The Brisbane bucket list: 10 things to chow down on in April

Sure Easter is here with it’s piles of chocolate, hot cross buns and family feasts, but that’s no excuse not to get out there and eat your way through some of Brisbane’s best eats! Our plan: Just get all the chocolate eating out of the way in one epic weekend, take a few days to recover and then get back on the foodie wagon with number #5! #1. Savoury waffles | Lady Marmalade | Stones Corner Hot savoury waffles topped with creamed corn, goats cheese, chorizo and chimichurri, this is the breakfast equivalent of crack. #2. Stuffed French toast | Affinity | Paddington Sweet egg dipped toasted Vienna filled with marmalade and cream cheese and served up with crispy bacon. Everything you want in a breakfast really. #3. Pork & apple chilli banh mi | Wham Bam Banh Mi | Paddington Always left hungry after lunch? You won’t be after this pork, pickled veg, cucumber and apple chilli sauce stuffed roll! brisbane bucket list ragu#4. Ragu di Nonna | Fiamme Trattoria | Albion Veal, beef and pork, all slowly braised in a tomato, basil and parmesan sauce to tender Italian perfection. #5. Cocowhip | Pawpaw Café | Woolloongabba If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon of this vegan, gluten and dairy free, low fat miracle that tastes like ice-cream, only better, you need to. Now. #6. Cheeseburger spring roll | Heya | Fortitude Valley Bacon, beef and caramelized onion all wrapped up in crisp pastry with aioli makes for one crazy delicious bar bite! #7. Pork dumplings | Michael’s Steamed Dumplings | Markets around Brisbane Hitting the weekend markets with a hangover? Even without, just hit up Michael for a spicy steamed dumpling to cure any rumbly tum! #8. Chicken karaage wings | 5 Boroughs | Stones Corner Burgers and ribs might be their signature, but it’s the crispy wings with Japanese mayo that have us going back to 5 Boroughs for more! #9. Plaisir mousse cake | Passiontree Velvet | Carindale Plaisir literally means pleasure and that’s what this cake is! Find any excuse to order the layers of sponge and vanilla and chocolate mousse – or just get it all for yourself. #10. Gelato sandwich | La Macelleria | Teneriffe Lucky this hot weather is sticking around because it means we have more excuses to cool down with gelato filled brioche! Who are we kidding, we’re going straight to #10. Words by Ranyhyn Akui