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

What's on in Brisbane this week: September 2-13

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thisweekinfood_01-9UPDATE Wednesday 2 If the name of Zeus Street Greek’s new lunch box option doesn’t get you excited because of all the possibilities for yelling ‘This is Sparta!’ as you wolf down delicious Greek eats, what’s inside definitely will. The Spartan Lunch box includes paleo-friendly roast chicken, lamb or pork served with a heaping of Aegean slaw and rice pilaf. Incredibly satisfying and perfect for all the paleo and primal eating peeps out there! Thursday 3 The jaw-dropping views from Mt Cootha are more than just a photo opportunity, they’re the perfect backdrop to a Sunset Dinner at the Summit Restaurant. For $39.95 per person from 5-7pm, you can indulge in 3 courses of their a la carte fare. Start with an entree plate of warm ciabatta, soup, spiced pork spring rolls and zucchini and sweet corn fritters, then as the sun sets in front of you, tuck into Atlantic salmon, pan-fried potato gnocchi or grilled Moroccan chicken, each with their own delicious sides. Before the sun melts away, finish on a sweet note with a chocolate fudge ice cream sandwich. Friday 4 Taco Tuesday won’t be enough this week, you’ll need to spend a few days eating your way through the two new Mexican eateries in town! New Californian eatery, St Baxter, has got weekend breakfasts covered, as well as plenty of margaritas, while for a tapas feast, complete with dessert quesadillas, Sin Vida has a Day of the Dead themed menu that will have you saying ‘Ole!’ Saturday 5 Taking over The Shafston Hotel’s laneways, Hops and Vines is set to be a street festival of epic proportions, featuring a whole lot of brews, sips, food trucks and tunes. Welcome spring and line your stomach with wood-fired pizzas and creamy cheese and follow through with craft wines and brews. $10 tickets to the event include a take home wine glass and two wine tastings, and if you’re not much of a wine lover, the likes of Newstead Brewing Co, Green Beacon, Fortitude Brewing and James Squire will quench your thirst instead. Sunday 6 If you’re looking for something that’ll top the socks and shaving kit you got Dad for Father’s Day last year, we know a few places where you can treat him to a feast that’s sure to get you in the good books. They might even leave him too busy eating to crack any dad jokes! Find out how to win at Father’s Day here. Monday 7 Believe it or not, Brisbane has a lot more to offer than a really big Ferris wheel and a whole lot of bridges, we’ve got some pretty creative artsy people too. Celebrating those people, Brisbane Festival is kicking off from September 5-26 for a month of performances and shows. But as usual, we’re more interested in the edible kind of art, and the Festival Flavours on offer around town are making us drool. Grab a delicious meal with a matching wine for $30 at one of the many participating restaurants, which you can find here. Tuesday 8 Often find yourself at home on a Sunday afternoon wishing you had a jug of sweet, boozy sangria in front of you? Head along to one of The Sangria Bar’s sangria masterclasses on a Tuesday from 7pm and you’ll be able to whip a jug up yourself next time. Nibble on tapas and Spanish cheeses while learning how to mix up traditional sangrias, with tips from the expert bartenders. Tickets are just $60 for 2 and can be booked by contacting The Sangria Bar. Wednesday 9 Sam and Angela of The Art of Eating will be running their popular Sourdough Workshop for beginners at Wandering Cooks from 6.30-8pm. Learn how to bake delicious fermented bread so good you’ll never buy sliced bread again and take home tips that will make your kitchen aroma the envy of all your friends. Thursday 10 Move over Melbourne, Brisbane’s laneway scene is on the up. Take a load off after work at the newest laneway spot, Stephens Lane Tanqueray Bar and tuck into tantalizing cocktails, craft beers and wines, along with sliders, sweet potato fries and freshly shucked oysters. Only open Wednesday to Thursday from 4pm, this is one after work drinks spot you won’t want to share with your colleagues. Friday 11 New to the Valley is Bao Down Now, a late-night eatery whose specialty is the almighty bao. Dishing up deliciously soft bao buns stuffed with pork jowl or karaage fried chicken, and even vegetarian options such as fried tofu and shitake mushrooms, you’ll be heading back to the bar for a midnight snack after your dinner. Or you can just stay all night, because after 10pm, Bao Down Now transforms from kitchen to nightclub with a mix of trap and deep house tunes. Saturday 12 Friday will be just another day in the way of Saturday once you’ve sampled the sweet pastry goodness Emily’s Sweet Treat bakes up every week! Deliciously croissant/muffin hybrids filled with salted caramel, raspberry and white chocolate or best of all, sticky date pudding with a slice of butterscotch fudge on top, these bad boys will have you counting down the days until next Saturday from the minute you wake up on Sunday. Sunday 13 Got a hankering for some smorrebrod and Swedish meatballs? Get along to the Scandinavian Festival in Austin Street, Newstead from 10am-4pm and you can get your fill of them. Meet some Vikings, learn about Scandinavian culture and eat your way through cinnamon buns, Danish pastries, waffles and more as you wander the stalls. Wednesday 2 If the name of Zeus Street Greek’s new lunch box option doesn’t get you excited because of all the possibilities for yelling ‘This is Sparta!’ as you wolf down delicious Greek eats, what’s inside definitely will. The Spartan Lunch box includes paleo-friendly roast chicken, lamb or pork served with a heaping of Aegean slaw and rice pilaf. Incredibly satisfying and perfect for all the paleo and primal eating peeps out there! Thursday 3 The jaw-dropping views from Mt Cootha are more than just a photo opportunity, they’re the perfect backdrop to a Sunset Dinner at the Summit Restaurant. For $39.95 per person from 5-7pm, you can indulge in 3 courses of their a la carte fare. Start with an entree plate of warm ciabatta, soup, spiced pork spring rolls and zucchini and sweet corn fritters, then as the sun sets in front of you, tuck into Atlantic salmon, pan-fried potato gnocchi or grilled Moroccan chicken, each with their own delicious sides. Before the sun melts away, finish on a sweet note with a chocolate fudge ice cream sandwich. Friday 4 Taco Tuesday won’t be enough this week, you’ll need to spend a few days eating your way through the two new Mexican eateries in town! New Californian eatery, St Baxter, has got weekend breakfasts covered, as well as plenty of margaritas, while for a tapas feast, complete with dessert quesadillas, Sin Vida has a Day of the Dead themed menu that will have you saying ‘Ole!’ Saturday 5 Taking over The Shafston Hotel’s laneways, Hops and Vines is set to be a street festival of epic proportions, featuring a whole lot of brews, sips, food trucks and tunes. Welcome spring and line your stomach with wood-fired pizzas and creamy cheese and follow through with craft wines and brews. $10 tickets to the event include a take home wine glass and two wine tastings, and if you’re not much of a wine lover, the likes of Newstead Brewing Co, Green Beacon, Fortitude Brewing and James Squire will quench your thirst instead. Sunday 6 If you’re looking for something that’ll top the socks and shaving kit you got Dad for Father’s Day last year, we know a few places where you can treat him to a feast that’s sure to get you in the good books. They might even leave him too busy eating to crack any dad jokes! Find out how to win at Father’s Day here.