What’s on in Brisbane this week: December 2-13 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What’s on in Brisbane this week: December 2-13

Wednesday December 2 Christmas Cooking Class | In a Pickle | Camp Hill ‘Tis the season to be cooking! In a Pickle is hosting a Christmas Cooking Class for all the culinary enthusiasts out there. Cooking up a menu that includes smoked trout croquettes, roast garlic and thyme chicken, cob salad, asparagus watercress and zucchini ribbons and roast potatoes with garlic and parmesan, you’ll be all set for the tastiest Christmas ever! Enjoy the experience with a glass of mango and passionfruit wine in hand, followed by a holy choc mousse tiramisu. Bookings for the $140pp class are essential. Thursday December 3 Welcome Back to Evenings | Kettle & Tin | Paddington An 8 course degustation at Kettle and Tin? Count us in! The cool cats at Kettle & Tin are easing back into the summer dinner scene with a delectably indulgent dinner that will showcase the fantastic food and wine you can expect from their talented kitchen. Tickets to the degustation are $100 and can be booked by contacting Kettle & Tin. Half price kids dinners | Plum Tucker | Red Hill This is not your average spag-bol, chicken nugget and chips kids menu. Train your little ‘uns taste buds for less with half price eats off Plum Tucker’s kids dinner menu from 5:30-6:30pm every Thursday night. The menu features lip-smacking lamp skewers, sweet potato and quinoa cakes and the cheese and chive gnocchi, just to name a few. They’ll even get a colouring in pad to keep them occupied while you eat dessert. Friday December 4 Friday drinks | Stokehouse | South Bank Friday drinks at Stokehouse is a way too regular occurance for us. With spectacular views that would make every other capital city jealous, a wealth of cocktails and a DJ to get you pumping, can you blame us? Sip on a Golden Mojito with Havana Especial rum, dark palm sugar, fresh lime and mint cocktail by the river city and get pumped for the weekend by getting down to the in-house DJ. Wonderland Food Markets | Powerhouse Plaza | New Farm What’s a party under the stars without fabulous food and dynamite drinks to match? Hosted by market extraordinaire Jan Powers, the Wonderland Food Markets will tantalize your tastebuds with the finest food and drink from local Brisbane vendors and surrounds.  With something for everyone, don’t miss your chance to grab a tasty treat before a show at the Powerhouse, or a cheeky wine as you wrap up an evening of Brisbane city culture. Saturday December 5 Vegan Lebanese Feast | Taste Loft | Fortitude Valley Prepare your taste buds for a vegan Middle-Eastern feast like no other, as Taste Online host a banquet of Lebanese delicacies. Lovingly prepared by award-winning cookbook author Robert Bousamra, and with proceeds going to help Fresh Start Animal Rescue, you’ll have a full belly with a case of the warm and fuzzies to boot. Texas BBQ Smoke Up & Hoe Down | Green Beacon | Teneriffe If you’re not boot scootin’ over to Green Beacon for the Texas BBQ Smoke Up & Hoe Down than you’re missing out! There will be low and slow smoked sausages, ribs and beef brisket on the menu and toe tappin’ music on blast for all you city folk to enjoy! On Saturday morning, Green Beacon will be announcing the brand of barrelled brew to get you in the mood. Don’t forget to call to reserve a space, y’all! Sunday December 6 Brisbane’s most creative breakfasts | The Jam Pantry | Greenslopes Feeling a little fancy? Tuck into one of Brisbane’s most creative breakfasts at The Jam Pantry when the board flips, a fortnightly menu change-up utilizing a combination of fresh ingredients you never even knew could create a fabulous breakfast. Better hurry in to test this fortnight’s new creation before it’s replaced with an equally inventive and tasty brekky option next fortnight! Riverside Gardens Market | City Botanic Gardens | CBD Bigger and better than ever, the Eagle Street Pier Riverside Markets has transformed into the Riverside Gardens Market, taking over the CBD Botanic Gardens every Sunday from 8am-3pm! With a bigger and better name comes a bigger and better list of market goodies to win over the savvy shoppers. Aside from a whole bunch of new craft, jewellery and clothing market stalls, there will be a variety of food stalls to dig into, with everything from burgers and donuts to fresh juice and gelato. Monday December 7 Open for dinner | Various Mondays are hard, and getting to 5pm can be a struggle for the best of us.  But a few local favourites are here to make your Monday that little bit better, with E’cco Bistro, Nantucket and LONgTIME opening their doors for dinner throughout December.  So fight the Monday blues the best way we know how, with good food and better friends at one of these much-loved locales. Tuesday December 8 Parma night | Picnic | Camp Hill If there’s one thing Picnic Café is good at, it’s hearty café food.  You can’t beat a classic, and that’s why they’re bringing back their much-loved $15 chicken parma night! With enough chicken, chips and salad to leave you having to roll out the door, and $5 Coronas to match, what are you waiting for? Wednesday December 9 Christmas Market | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Just because we don’t get snow doesn’t mean we should miss out on Christmas markets! Wandering Cooks is hosting a festive season market of a different kind, with small batch producers selling their wares, Christmas hampers filled with local goodies and food truck eats to keep you full. Bring some friends and have wine or two at the bar while you’re shopping – it may make you feel a bit more generous! Saturday December 12 Banquet | Site | Banyo Bringing back the banquet in style, Site Café are all set to tease your tastebuds with five courses of modern foodie delights.  Partnering with Chalk ‘n’ Cheese, each course will be perfectly match with a whimsical wine, to create a night that is sure to satisfy and delight even the toughest of critics.  Bookings are $149pp with early bird discounts available before 15th November, so get in quick to secure your spot. Sunday December 13 Take a trip out of town | Wild Canary | Brookfield Take the in-laws, take the cousins, heck take the whole family out to Brookfield and spend a leisurely lunch catching up over Wild Canary’s fresh, seasonal eats, which show off the best of South East Queensland’s producers. Whether your guests are from the most gourmet suburb of Melbourne or the outskirts of Adelaide, they’ll be suitably awed by Wild Canary’s creative use of local produce in dishes like blue cheese and spinach soufflé or Mooloolaba prawn pumpkin coconut laksa.