What’s on in Brisbane this week: November 4-15 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on in Brisbane this week: November 4-15

Thursday November 5 Prawn to be Wild | Treasury Casino | CBD The Treasury Casino is embracing their inner prawn star with a month dedicated to the delicious crustacean. Stop by one of their restaurants and you can find a summery dish featuring prawns on the menu up until November 30. Fat Noodle will be dishing their usual food prawn with delectable oriental chargrilled prawns while The Kitty is matching tempura prawns with a zesty cocktails. If you’re not feeling shellfish, you can share a prawn platter at Kitchen at Treasury. Friday November 6 Royal Croquet Club | South Bank What does croquet have to do with food and booze? A whole lot if we’re talking about the Royal Croquet Club, a pop up festival and social club taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt this month. Taking place from November 6-22, the summery event will see the likes of Miss Kay’s, Mighty Mighty, Sin Vida and plenty more dishing up street eats to pair with Pimms jugs and plenty of croquet. HeARTfelt Dinner | Aqua Linea Riverside Restaurant | Teneriffe Eating for a good cause? We’re in! Hosted by the RBWH Foundation, The HeARTfelt Dinner is a delightful evening to celebrate good food, wine and art, all in an effort to raise funds for the life-saving work of the Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre. Aqualinea will be putting on a delicious 3 course dinner paired with premium wines for the evening, with tickets $150pp and available here. Saturday November 7 2-4-1 scoops | Lick! Ice Cream | Graceville You scream, I scream, we all go and get ice cream at Lick! Ice Cream’s brand new ice creamery! Brisbane’s favourite frozen dessert company is opening their first store in Graceville, and they’re celebrating with 2-for-1 ice scream scoops all weekend. Plenty of your favourite ice cream and sorbet flavours will be up for licking at the new store, plus some new ones to sample. Eat in or take it away, just make sure you get there. Sunday November 8 Finders Keepers Market | Old Museum | Bowen Hills Losers weepers if you miss out on the keenly awaited Finders Keepers Markets! Set to be bigger and better than last season, the biannual event supports independent designers and stall holders with food trucks, art stalls, vintage wares, snacks, drinks, music and so much more. This time round it’s as much about the food as it is about the fedoras, with Fiori Bakehouse, Ugly Food & Co., Chip Tease, Yummi fruit ice creamery, and Mangia Mangia Street Goods joining the foodie line up. Catch them on November 7 and 8. Oyster Festival | Green Beacon | Newstead What goes better with summer than oysters than beer? That’s right, nothing. Green Beacon know it, which is why they’re bringing back their annual Oyster Festival overflowing with both. With six different varieties of oysters ready to be shucked to order and their famous brews on tap, you can grab a mixed dozen and a beer for just $20. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Oyster Stout too. Monday November 9 Bulimba Festival | Bulimba Pushing off from the Bulimba Ferry Terminal at 9am, the Bulimba Festival is back for 2015, this time with an entire week’s worth of delicious happenings! From beery flower crown making classes to progressive tasting dinners down Oxford Street, there’s something to have everyone drooling. Get the low down on the entire festival line up here. Wednesday November 11 Pay it Forward | The Foraging Quail | New Farm Join The Foraging Quail for a night of Hospitality with Heart, with a 7 course dinner dedicated to raising money for a Christmas Eve party for disadvantaged families in Logan. Dine on exquisite gourmet fare from Head Chef Minh Lee, made even more delicious by the knowledge that all of the profits will go towards ensuring that struggling families, victims of domestic abuse, children, the homeless and refugees will have a very merry Christmas. Tickets are $150 and can be booked by contacting The Foraging Quail. Friday November 13 Summer Night Markets | The Old Museum | Bowen Hills Taking over The Old Museum’s beautiful heritage gardens every Friday night until January 22, the Summer Night Markets are here to change the way you shop. Enjoy the cool night air as you eat your way through the many food trucks, indulge in a drink at the bar and get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the maze of artisan market stalls, with live music to keep you entertained until late. World Food Markets at Recreate Twilight Market | CBD Pop in to the city and celebrate National Recycling Week at the Twilight Markets and Paper Fashion Show. You won’t go hungry watching the paper couture fashion parade or browsing the handmade artisan wares with food trucks like Little Back, Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van, Sate House Catering, The Bone Lorry, The Bun Mobile, Vira Lata Food Truck and Puerto Taco in attendance from 4-9pm. Sunday November 15 Brisbane Thai Festival | Roma Street Parklands Can’t afford a trip to Thailand this weekend, but busting to get involved in the culture of the Land of Smiles? Get yourself over to the Roma Street Parklands to watch some traditional Thai dance and Muay Thai performances while you sip Singha Beer and nibble on delicious Thai dishes from over 20 food stalls.