What’s on in Brisbane this week: December 9-20 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

What’s on in Brisbane this week: December 9-20

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! Friday December 11 Eats & Beats | Browns Plains Eats & Beats is back! Bring yours-elf and your deer-est friends to Browns Plains to celebrate Christmas with a food truck feast. Eats & Beats have transformed into a Christmas wonderland of market village stalls, fantastic food truck eats, spectacular entertainment, carollers and even Santa Claus visits for the festive season. Don’t miss it or you  might end up on the naughty list! 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. World Food Markets | Capalaba Tavern | Capalaba Hold onto your chaps, ladies and gents – The World Food Markets are bringing a herd of Brisbane’s best food trucks to the 3rd Annual Silver Spur Bullride at Capalaba Tavern! Not only will you be able to watch the best bull riders in Australia compete for a crown in the rodeo, but you can say ‘truck yeah’ to 15 of your favourite meals on wheels. With live music and outdoor bars into the bargain, it’s all set to be a pretty rockin’ day out. 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. Downey Park Food Trucks | Downey Park | Windsor BYO picnic blankets, family, friends and four legged critters to the Downey Park Food Trucks in Windsor! The final Downey Park food truck gathering of the year, it’s the perfect chance to catch up with mates for Christmas by pulling up your picnic blanket on the lawn and enjoying all the fantastic eats on offer. With plenty of Brisbane’s best food trucks and local buskers providing the tunes, it’s the perfect way to spend a sunny summer afternoon. Wednesday December 16 Supper Club | Artie & Mai | Albion Artie & Mai are putting on their last Supper Club of the year and it’s going to be the best yet! For $75 per person including matched drinks, you’ll enjoy three courses of delicious, creative fare in the company of fellow food lovers. On the menu will be seared scallops and crispy prosciutto, carved beef sirloin and passionfruit cheesecake. Are we making you drool? Contact Artie & Mai and ask them to save you a seat! Friday December 18 Pop Up Soiree | Sofitel Brisbane | CBD It’s your last chance to have a drink on the classiest rooftop bar in the city, at the Sofitel’s Pop Up Soiree Bar. Head up to their rooftop terrace from 3.30pm and you’ll find 180 degree city views, luscious cocktails and share plates matched with live DJs. It’s the perfect spot for an end of year drink! Truck It | The Brightside | Fortitude Valley Say ‘truck it’ to that pre-Christmas diet and embrace the holiday season with all the street food you can handle at The Brightside’s Street Feeds Laneway Party. All of your favourite food trucks will be there, with drinks from the outdoor bar, so your only worry will be trying to choose between the likes of the Bun Mobile, The Bone Lorry, Micasa, Juan More Taco and Gourmet H-Dogz! Happy hour | Sake | CBD Every Friday night from 5pm-7pm, Sake amps things up on their riverside balcony, with happy hour specials on premium wines and beers and $10 Japanese highballs. When you’re feeling peckish, you can nibble on complimentary roaming Japanese tapas, while house DJ’s provide the tunes to pair with your booze. Sunday December 20 Breakfast and bowls | Arthur’s Green | Red Hill Set amongst the ground of Red Hill Bowls Club, Arthur’s Green is the perfect Sunday spot for a hot cup of Belaroma coffee to accompany a pulled pork toastie with friends. For breaky, try their Mexican chilli beans with avo salsa or their avo, goats cheese, rocket and roasted almonds on sourdough and follow it up with a game of bowls on the lawn with your mates. Sounds like a great morning out to us!