- Food & Booze
What's on this week in food: May 6-17
04 May 2015
Wednesday 6 We’re all for digging into a dozen courses of fine nosh, but it can be a bit of a challenge to do it more than once a year. Bacchus has answered our prayers for a more wallet and weeknight friendly (no one wants to be getting up for work after a 6 hour meal the night before!) indulgence and introduced their petit 4 course degustation, which boasts the big flavours of Bacchus’ usual epic degustations in a shorter format. With dishes such as the Moreton Bay bug tail with kimchi and avocado puree, you can’t go past this mid-week feast. Thursday 7 Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM is coming to the Brisbane Arcade. Room with Roses will be hosting a high tea with TOTEM’s Head of Wardrobe, Amanda Balius. It’ll be just like dinner and a show, except high tea with a fashion parade. You’ll watch some of the performers parade in their costumes with a few somersaults along the way as you munch on cucumber sandwiches and scones with jam and cream. Tickets are $55 and you can grab them here. Friday 8 Friday Nite Snackdown sees the best collaboration since Sonny and Cher, with snack sensei Ben Devlin teaming up with Wandering Cooks to bring Brisbane diners culinary treats every Friday Night. Snackdown sees weekly battles of different cuisines, with diners able to vote for their favourite at the end of the night. With dishes like bacon okonomiyaki, miso beef burger and carissa and chilli popcorn popular in previous weeks, you know every Friday is going to be packed with flavour. Saturday 9 South Side Diner is shaking things up for a night with 80s themed food specials, Ketel One Vodka cocktails, and even a DeLorian to take you back to the future like Marty McFly #fangirlsqueal. There’s no law against dancing here, so you can get your footloose on to all the 80’s tunes from 5pm onwards. Bookings are recommended. Sunday 10 She spent nearly two decades feeding you, clothing you, kissing your boo-boos, patiently dealing with your puberty blues and helping to mend your first broken heart (hopefully with as much ice-cream as sage advice). Surely the least you can do is take her out for a nice meal once a year. With high teas, buffet breakfasts and cupcake classes to choose from, we’ve got the perfect Mother’s Day meal for every mum. See what’s on offer here. Monday 11 Time to dust off the banquet pants. We know they’re usually only for the special occasions like Christmas, Easter or when there is leftover birthday cake in the office, but being able to eat all the meat and cheese bread you can for only $39 sounds like a special occasion to us! Mundo Churrasco‘s Monday night deal includes all 16 of their delicious charcoal meats and sides, but really, we’ll just be filling up on the pork crackling. Tuesday 12 Picky about lunch? Well thanks to Rush’s new game changing menu, you can now design your own lunchtime meal. Choose the dishes you want on a share board, the meat you want on your salad (pulled pork for us thanks), and the sides to go with your chargrilled Morrocan spiced chicken. Did we mention that you can also mix and match desserts, sauces and toppings with over 125 possible combinations? Goodbye midweek blues! Wedesday 13 Date night been lacking some romance of late? Well, there’s nowhere more romantic than Paris, and now you can enjoy a little slice of France for date night right here in South Bank, at French Martini. You can enjoy their sunset dinner package Monday to Thursday from 5.30-7pm, with a main, dessert and glass of wine for only $45. Spoon feed each other crème brulee by candlelight and the romance will be rekindled in no time. Thursday 14 The first of what hopes to be a regular event, the New Farm Round Table Collective is a quest made for foodies. Escobar, Bitter Suite and The Foraging Quail are putting on a dinner that will have you crusading through New Farm for a three course meal – with one course at each venue. Luckily there’s only a small distance to cover between each – or you’d have to find yourself a noble steed! Tickets to the event are $75 and can be obtained by contacting one of the venues involved. Friday 15 Wish you could get your hands Luke Nyugen’s Vietnamese feeds more often? Now you can, with Fat Noodle joining the ranks of Eat Street’s market stalls. Every Friday and Saturday night, and new cooler season hours of Sundays from 10am-3pm, you can wrap your lips around Luke’s legendary fat pho noodles, fiery Singapore laksa and spicy pork salad! Finished off with a cronut, of course. Saturday 16 Mini craft beer and food truck festival, Crafternoon, is taking over the car park at Westfield Chermside shopping centre with cold brews and food to match. You’ll find plenty of beers and ciders from Brisbane and further afield at the celebration from Thursday to Saturday, along with a few of our favourite food trucks. Entry is free and good company is the only BYO requirement. Sunday 17 If you can’t go past a creamy ball of mozzarella, you’re a feta fanatic, or fresh ricotta rings your bell, then The Makers Club’s cheese making workshop is for you. With the help of Green Living icon Valerie Pearson, they’ll be showing you how to create fresh cheeses at home, with basic skills that leave room to experiment in your own kitchen. Throw a dinner party and show off your newly honed skills, and make cheese until the cows come home!