What’s on in Brisbane this week: September 9-20 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on in Brisbane this week: September 9-20

thisweekinfood_08-9Wednesday 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. Monday 14 We love anything that brings our favourite food trucks together, so with Brisbane Festival’s Arcadia combining meals on wheels, boutique bars and some wild entertainment, we think we might just find ourselves there every night in September. The festival village is open day and night right up until the 26th, with the likes of The Bone Lorry, Little Back, Fiery Deli and Ciao Bella providing the delicious street eats to pair with drinks from the multiple bars before or after a show. Tuesday 15 Love a good steak and chips? Head into the The Fox Hotel and you can tuck into a juicy 300g 90 porterhouse steak with Café de Paris sauce and unlimited frites for $19 with any drink purchase, every Tuesday. Yes, you read right, UNLIMITED FRITES. Wear stretchy pants. 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? 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!