February got you thinking about autumn? Us too. We’re anxious to suck up the last drops of summer loving (hello flowing rosé and spritz!) so from celebrating New Year’s Eve again, to secret rooftop parties and curing Sunday blues – we’ve got the scoop on how to ride out summer.
Forget about the Sunday blues, there’s a new café from Brisbane favourite Pawpaw opening in Rocklea this month- Sundays! Set your alarm and ready your knife and fork. Game on! The gaming bar at The Star Gold Coast is getting a massive makeover. Modelled on sister venue, Cherry at The Star Sydney, the space features a 22-meter gold trimmed bar, gold-encased VIP booths and red velvet finishes. Hello high roller!  Gluten free, but not free to eat? Not anymore. Harajuku Gyoza is launching a special GF menu this month, including lemongrass and chicken gyoza wit tempura eggplant, chicken teriyaki don and salmon sashimi poke bowls. Get ready to gyoza!
Finally recovered from New Year’s Eve? Get ready for round two! Watch as King Street transforms into bustling Beijing for Lunar New Year. On Friday 16th and Saturday 17th roll into Fat Dumpling to indulge in a four-course feast and complimentary drink for $65pp or enjoy an aromatic three-course Vietnamese banquet from Banoi for $30pp. Combining two of our faves, movies and the great outdoors (when there’s food involved) Sunset Cinema is back March 15th. The full program includes the acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Lady Bird and The Post and will feature box office worthy food from a yet to be announced Brisbane fave. Stay tuned! Not just sports stadiums, The Festival 2018 program has been announced with more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in 28 locations over from April 4-15th. Check out international and local artists including legendary performers Yothu Yindi and The Treaty Project. The NightQuater in Helensvale have also unveiled their food festival program which explores food science, urban gardening and indigenous tradition. One man’s trash is another man’s Trash Tiki treasure! London bartender duo Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths of Trash Tiki are bringing their minimal waste cocktails made from recycled ingredients and unsold products to celebrate World Bartender Day. Rock on down to Electric Avenue on 26th February for a three-course dinner paired with minimal waste cocktails. Secret parties, rosé and rooftops… need we say anymore? Be amongst the first to try Days of Rosé before it hits the market whilst you take in sweeping views of the city and enjoy canapés from a secret Michelin star chef. Intrigued? Sign up here. Got something delicious to share? Drop us a line at editor@gourmandandgourmet.com.au and let us in on the secret! The G&G x