- Food & Booze
What's on in Brisbane this week: July 15-26
13 Jul 2015
Wednesday 15 Urbane is offering 6 courses of authentic and flavor-filled Indian cuisines that will make ticking off your 5 daily veggies oh so good and cure your hump day slump all in one! Chef Alejandro Cacino brings some of the 5000 years worth of culture and taste to the plate in a one-off night of out-of-this-world flavours. Tickets are $125.00 and will open the door on a culinary journey inspired by India’s cultural footprint as it spanned the globe. Contact Urbane for enquiries. Thursday 16 Che Asado & Bar and Cobbler Whisky & Cocktail Bar are giving you one hell of a reason to remove the Uggs this winter and venture out to experience a collab that will warm the soul and ignite the taste buds. Meat meets Whiskey will show how the distinctive flavours are a match made in heaven. A ticket at $120 will let you get amongst the three courses of Argentinian inspired meat dishes, five rare whiskey tastings, and house beer and wine. Friday 17 If you thought Dutch Courage only had the gin thing down, think again. Throughout July, get your hot little hands around one of the new Hot Jungle Fever cocktails that will intrigue, delight and start your night right. From their vodka Werthers Original with salted caramel, to their bourbon Martini-Henry with chilli, choc bitters and other oddities, get your Fri-yay feels on, drank in hand, at this suave and vibing bar perched on the valley’s popular Albert street. Saturday 18 Who doesn’t love a street party? And when the flavours of Colombia are involved, there are no truer words. Starting from 11am the Colombian Street party will see exotic food, drink, live music and Latin dancing flood the streets, with the after-party carried on to GPO Hotel as night falls. For many, winter is all about warm and tender, pulled and slow-cooked, and the Brisbane BBQ Festival is a calling to this very desire. Fish Lane combines with Wandering Cooks for a day of barbequing brilliance and good old-fashioned competition on Saturday and Sunday. Held at South Bank Parklands, Regional Flavours is a day of fresh produce and feasting along with stacks of free entertainment from celebrity chefs to industry experts. Bask in the pristine Brisbane winter days in a lounge chair in the parklands and experience all that is on offer. Like a kid in a candy store the choice is almost too hard to make! Sunday 19 With a huge selection of craft beers, boutique wines, and food stalls offering wood-fired pizzas, antipasto platters, freshly shucked oysters and doughnuts, the RegattaFair is right up our alley when it comes to festivities. From Friday to Sunday, enjoy live music like blues bands in the Walrus Club, buskers in ‘The Lane’ and DJs ’til late in the Main Bar. Monday 20 If you’re one of the Cowch devotees who’s tried everything on the menu – and every possible combination of naked pops – you’ll be happy to hear about the brand new menu just launched at the South Bank dessert bar. With the new menu making room for a number of oozy salted caramel concoctions, inventive breakfast creations and jazzy cocktails, you’ll be pushing people out of the ‘whey’ to get in there and try them. Tuesday 21 We’re not sure when Christmas in July became a thing over here, but we’ll take, especially because it gives us an excuse to pig out even more than usual. For the whole month of July, Shady Palms will be dishing up roast turkey, bacon and cranberry sliders, merry meatloaf with beer battered pickles, and pumpkin and ricotta pie with cream and maple. Can your waistline handle two Christmases in a year? Only one way to find out! Wednesday 22 Anise, New Farm’s smartest, cosiest restaurant, is turning 15 this year and they’re celebrating with a winter truffle inspired seven course degustation. Vintage Krug champagne and over 80 hand selected wines will be poured as you taste seven courses of exquisite fare for $200. If seven courses (and all that wine) are too much for you, you can just pop in to wine and dine yourself from the winter menu, which turns fresh, local produce into delicious eats. Thursday 23 After a successful first event, the New Farm Round Table Collective is planning their second foodie quest. Escobar, Bitter Suite and The Foraging Quail are putting on a dinner that will have you crusading through New Farm for a three course meal – with one course at each venue. Luckily there’s only a small distance to cover between each – or you’d have to find yourself a noble steed! Tickets to the event are $75 and can be obtained by contacting one of the venues involved. Saturday 25 Head to Woolcock Park in Red Hill today and you’ll find the Red Hill Fair, with an artisan market, entertainment, rides and of course plenty of food and drink. Homemade cakes and preserves, jams, coffee and an all day BBQ will all be on offer at the community fair, which will have free entry from 9am-3pm. Sunday 26 Gusto da Gianni is giving Brisbane a chance to experience a real Italian Christmas, setting a long table on the banks of the river in Hamilton for a long lunch. The four course set menu includes a selection of Italian pates served with crusty rustic breads, veal raviolini, spit roasted suckling pig, slow braised lamb shoulder, roast potatoes and a pumpkin infused crème caramel for dessert. All for $59 per person. You’ll be wishing everyone a Buon Natale!