Wonderland Food Markets | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Wonderland Food Markets

Local master of the market scene, Jan Powers, is bringing all of her favourite providores to the Powerhouse this month, creating a food market under the stars to celebrate the arrival of Wonderland. A festival of all things burlesque, circus, cabaret, comedy and poetry, the carnival is taking over the inside of the Brisbane Powerhouse with culture and arts, while the outside will be filled with our idea of entertainment – food and drinks! Pop into Bar Alto’s pop-up for a chilled glass of wine or beer before you take your senses on a bite-sized adventure, with gourmet food stalls to eat your way through before or after a show (or just as a night out on its own). Embrace the heat of the season with Mum’s Green Thai Curry, some chicken and chorizo paella from Little Spain or spicy South American delights from My Latin Kitchen. Can’t handle any spice unless it’s on stage? Italian eats from Benfatti or steamy dumplings from Zagyoza might be more appealing to your tastebuds. Even if you’re only dashing through this delicious wonderland en route to a show, you still have time to scoop up a few snacks for some in-show dining. Cinnamon dusted Gluten Free Donuts, Crispy Potato Cakes or a bag of sweet and salty popcorn from the Popcorn Man is sure to keep the rumbles and grumbles at bay. Embrace the season for dining under the stars and bring your festive friends and hungry appetite to the Wonderland Food Markets in the Powerhouse Plaza between 6-10pm every Thursday to Sunday from the 3rd to the 20th of December. Words by Caroline Tully