The biggest event in Brisbane’s foodie calendar – the 5th annual Regional Flavours is on again at South Bank next weekend, July 20 and 21. Over 100 producers from Far North Queensland to Brisbane are presenting their wares and divulging some of their culinary secrets.The Epicurious Tent is the best place to start your culinary journey with demonstrations, discussions and hints and tips from some of Australia’s leading chefs with Adam Liaw MC’ing. In fact this year’s Regional Flavours boasts many of the country’s best chefs and Masterchefs alike.
The Food Imaginarium is the spot for kid-friendly activities where budding gourmands are entertained by demos and interactive adventures that concentrate on food, art and science. At The Hunting Club, the bigger boys (and girls) can indulge in all things brewed at a pop-up beer garden with specially selected beer and cider flights from some of the states best breweries and makers.
Brisbane has recently jumped on to the food truck … er… bandwagon. Twelve of the Little Stanley St (one of Brisbane’s best eat streets)cafes and restaurants will be dishing up their classics and specialities via the tents. Whilst at the River Quay Stage you have a unique chance to sample some of Brisbane’s best restaurants while relaxing away from the main festival. Chefs from Popolo, the Jetty South Bank, Cove Bar & Dining, Aquitane and Stokehouse Q are all offering tasting plates in this little corner of culinary diversity. Masterchef’s Gary Mehigan and Poh Ling Yeow and will also be letting you in on a few of their hints and tricks with Poh also hosting the River Quay event on both days.
At Regional Flavours you not only to learn where your food comes from, you get to meet the farmers, the providores, growers, cheesemakers, bakers, brewers and vintners who do it for you. And best of all after all that wonderful food and wine? No washing up! http://www.regionalflavours.com.au