What's on this week in food: March 25-April 5
23 Mar 2015
Wednesday 25 You know what your afternoon high tea outfit is missing? An exotic headpiece! You might just find your perfect feathery flowered number at Emporium Hotel’s Hat Box High Tea, where they’ll be presenting The Hat Box’s new winter collection while you sip gracefully on Mumm Champagne and nibble finger sandwiches and exquisite sweets. Tickets are $55 and you can find out how to get them here. Thursday 26 Well-known and much-loved fine dining establishment The Euro usually offers up European inspired feeds that make use of fresh Australian ingredients. But they’re changing things up for a night, delivering a little taste of paradise to Brisbane on Thursday the 26th of March. A Taste of Paradise from famed Balinese dining destination Ku De Ta, to be exact, with a 6 course menu and matched wines from chef extraordinaire Ben Cross. So you can say hello to paradise for $170 per person. Call The Euro on (07) 3229 3686 to get in on the action. Friday 27 Forget about travelling to IKEA to only pick up the latest interior addiction or satisfy your secret obsession for those $1 hotdogs because there is bigger news in town. The Eats & Beats urban food truck fest’s inaugural pop up is being hosted in the IKEA Logan forecourt for a night of, you guessed it, eats and beats. With a line-up of food for you to feast upon including King of the Wings, Little Back, Sushi Neko, Vira Lata, Fiery Deli, Local, Viva Paella, Pizzantica and Puerto Taco, choosing what to munch on will be almost as difficult as navigating IKEA’s maze of household furniture is. Luckily you’ll have four hours to decide, with the event kicking off at 5.30pm. Saturday 28 Eating for a cause is always the best kind of eating, and you can do just that at Kettle & Tin’s MS Chilli Fundraiser from 11am to 2pm. Tuck into chilli and cheese dogs and pulled pork nachos with brews from Newstead Brewing and Green Beacon and then go back for seconds, with 50 cents from every item sold going to MS Queensland. Sunday 29 Put this day down in your calendar as all-day ‘delicious’ because between Kettle & Tin’s chilli cook off and Wandering Cook’s Small Batch markets, that’s just what it will be. Hit up Kettle & Tin from 10am and get voting for this year’s chilli master, with over 10 venues competing for your tastebuds. $10 will get you a bowl of chilli and a beer, with plenty more eats and drinks to tuck into if you stay a while. If you’re still hungry later (or even if you’re not!), Wandering Cooks will be home to some of Brisbane’s best Small Batch producers from 6pm, with gourmet goodies for Easter and the autumn months ahead. Pick up some yums for dinner, a few things for the pantry and kick back with a drink from the Wandering Cooks’ bar. Monday 30 It’s lunch time and you’ve only got 20 minutes before you have to be back pounding on that keyboard but you’ve got a hanger that won’t be beaten by mere sushi. What are you going to do? Head to the Barrack’s new Vietnamese takeaway, Wham Bam Banh Mi, where they’ll fill you up fast with a banh mi, a soft bread roll stuffed with enough meat and veg to keep you going well into the afternoon. Our pick is the pork with apple chilli sauce but you might be the mushroom and sweet potato type. Tuesday 31 Freshly inspired from a recent trip to the Far East, Cobbler’s expert operator will be taking punters through the delights of Japanese whiskies for a night. 6 exotic whiskies will be explored, matched with food from the nearby Milk Factory and an Asahi on arrival. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a total newbie to the dark side, the event will be $100 well spent. Contact Cobbler for tickets. Wednesday 1 A banquet usually ends with your stomach screaming ‘please, no more food!’ But you always convince yourself that dessert can, and will, fit. This is what you can expect from the Milk Factory and their In Jeff We Trust banquet feeds on Wednesday nights. Put your trust in the Jeff’s in the kitchen and await the creative menu that changes every week. Blending flavours, techniques and just about everything you can think of, the Milk Factory creates the perfect mix of wild ideas and comfort food and lays it all before you to devour. For $55 a head you can expect 5-6 of these crazily wonderful dishes, with a few tasty beverages to match. Thursday 2 It’s one more sleep to Easter and that means it will soon be acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But in the mean time, we can feast on hot cross buns to our hearts content, especially when they come with a delicious twist, like the not so hot cross buns that we’ve found! Forget one a penny, two a penny, we’ll take a dozen of these babies. Find them here. Friday 3 We all have needs (ie. caffeine and food) and when it comes to public holidays, places to satisfy them at get scarce. It may be Good Friday, but when the closest coffee shop fails to open its doors, it looks less good, more depresso. But do not fret. There are plenty of places around Brisbane that will be there for you with hot lattes and delicious eats and we’ve got a list of the best to make your weekend a tasty one. Though who are we kidding, with all those Easter eggs on the cards, it couldn’t be anything but. Saturday 4 Miso hungry. Youso hungry. Weso hungry, especially when we’re drinking cocktails! But don’t despair, because between 6:30-8:30pm on Saturdays you can get a complimentary yakitori tasting plate at Bincho! Just grab 3 friends (or 3 randoms if you’re a solo flyer), head in for one of Bincho’s Lychee Samurai Cocktails and you’ll get a plate of saucy skewers to nibble on. Sunday 5 Dreaming of running away to some exotic country but you’re all out of mula? Here’s a temporary solution: head into Ahmet’s on the first Sunday of every month for Istanbul Night. If you’re up for a night of belly dancing, coffee readings, special performaces, oh and Middle Eastern food, food and more food, then this is the night for you! Plus it’s a bit more budget friendly than actually flying to Turkey. So get your dose of culture and head to Ahmet’s.