- Food & Booze
What’s on in Brisbane this week: September 16-27
15 Sep 2015
Wednesday 16 Throw your usual menu out the window and put yourself in the hands of Stokehouse Q’s Head Chef Richard Ousby, who is ditching his recipe book for a night to take diners on a culinary adventure: Richard goes Rogue. All 5 courses of the dinner will be a mystery – you won’t know what you’re eating until it’s put in front of you, and even then it could be a surprise! The $140 dinner includes matched beverages and can be booked by contacting Stokhouse Q. Thursday 17 Have you ever thought about what your last meal would be? Then don’t miss the opportunity to do some criminal damage to your waistline at the Last Meal Conviction Dinner at The Transcontinental Hotel. They’re pairing up with Rocks Brewing to put on the famous last meals of hardened criminals like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffery Dillingham. For $45, you can mull over every wrong you ever committed as you tuck into curious feasts like Dillingham’s last meal of a triple cheese burger, lasagna, garlic bread, fries, macaroni and cheese, cinnamon rolls and nacho cheese, all paired with a pot of Rocks beer. You don’t need to commit a crime to get involved, just buy a ticket here. Friday 18 Love your pork? If ham is your jam and pork belly gets you excited, you’ll love the sound of Putia Pure Food’s Pork & Cider Feast. 5 courses of nose-to-tail porky feeds matched with a selection of craft ciders from around the country are what’s in store for you if you book a seat at this swine degustation. For $99, you can feast on porking good dishes like pulled pork steam buns, house smoked cured ham and roast pork cutlets. There’ll even be a dessert of apple tart with green apple and cider sorbet. Pork yeah. Sound like your kind of degustation? Book your tickets here. Saturday 19 Coming to the Albion Park Raceway from September 18-19, the Beer InCider Experience is all about showing off the beery goods of craft breweries and cider producers from around the country, as well as alternative and independent Australian music. Over two days, you’ll be able to sip your way through 130 different beers and ciders and match them with eats from gourmet food trucks. Find out how to get tickets here. Sunday 20 Pairing food with floral arrangements, the Carnival of Flowers is taking over Toowoomba for 10 days, with everything from gluten free cooking demonstrations to talking pubs. This weekend sees the Ergon Energy Flower Food and Wine Festival filling Queens Park with workshops, wine and craft beer tasting and plenty of local producers showing off their delicious wares. Trust us, this is one garden festival that isn’t just for your grandparents! Monday 21 Brownies have come a mighty long way from their humble beginnings as a chocolaty baked good. Now a favourite dessert of, well, pretty much everybody, they come laden with goodies, in various levels of fudginess and topped with everything from ice cream to fairy floss. If brownies are one of your fave treats, and you’ve had a fairly dismal Monday, you should stop Dello Mano for a box of brownie squares that will make every other day of the week pale in comparison. Tuesday 22 Who let the dogs out? 5 Boroughs did! To kick off their new hot dog menu, the Stones Corner eatery is offering 2 for 1 hot dogs so you can feed a friend for free (or they can feed you!). From September 22-24, you can grab a chilli cheese dog, a vegan dog or a classic Chicago dog and get another for free with any two drink purchases. Wednesday 23 Brothel and bathhouse turned Parsian steakhouse, Les Bubbles is the newest addition to the Valley and if you want to keep up with the Joneses, you need to check the place out pronto. Tuck into their signature dish of steak frites – a juicy steak with unlimited frites – and when you’ve had your fill, stay a while to enjoy some cheeky cocktails and take in the quirky décor. Thursday 24 The Variety of Young Chefs Dinner is a special annual foodie affair that will this year be hosted at the brand new London Fields in West End. Dedicated to celebrating the exceptional talent of some of the hospitality industry’s rising stars, the dinner will also raise funds to help Variety – the Children’s Charity support Queensland kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. A handful of impressive young chefs will be cooking up a 5 course extravaganza, starting with swanky cocktails and canapés from 6:30pm. Tickets are $150 and can be booked here. Friday 25 Get in touch with your Italian roots (or at least pretend you have some) with an indulgent 4 course luncheon at Peel Street Grill & Cellar. Each dish will be matched to an outstanding array of Italian wines, giving you the perfect excuse not to head back to the office after your long lunch. Seats to the lunch are $85 and can be booked by contacting Peel Street Grill & Cellar. Saturday 26 Sunsuper Riverfire is Brisbane’s night of nights, and whether you want sophisticated eats and drinks away from the crowd or a rooftop extravaganza right in the middle of the action, we’ve got you covered with our list of the tastiest Riverfire events in town. Sunday 27 You want food trucks? You’ve got ‘em at Downey Park this Sunday, where 10 of Brisbane’s delicious meals on wheels will gather for a food filled afternoon. Head down from 1-4pm with a blanket and some dollars and make yourself a food baby.