The wait is nearly over. Australia’s largest food festival Good Food Month comes to Brisbane on July 1.
Good Food Month has been part of the culinary landscape of Sydney for 15 years and in 2013, Melbourne had it’s inaugural festival. Now it’s Brisbane’s turn with a jam-packed month of food events with something for everyone.
Joanna Savill, Good Food Month Festival Director said, “Good Food Month is all about showing off the best from restaurants, chefs, food producers, bars and cafes. And with its amazing fresh produce and vibrant food scene, Queensland is set to shine through July.”
With Brisbane’s mild winter one of the most popular events is sure to be the Night Noodle Markets at Southbank’s Cultural Forecourt, nightly from July 17 to 27. Restaurant stalls, themed bars, live music and a relaxed party vibe will keep Southbank rocking every night. Some of Brisbane’s favourite restaurants will be serving up everything from delicious pot stickers, bowls of steaming pho to smoky yakitori and more.
And for one night only some of Brisbane’s most awarded chefs will throw out their regular menus at the Hats off Dinners. Aria’s Matt Moran, Sake’s Shinichi Maeda and Restaurant Two’s David Pugh are just 3 of the chefs giving up their secret culinary fantasies. All the dinners will include a complimentary Tanqueray cocktail and some will also feature matched wines.
Bargain hunters will be able to sample some of Brisbane’s best with ‘Let’s do Lunch’ lunch or ‘Good dinners under $30’.
Brisbane’s ever-growing bar scene is also getting in on the act with Tanqueray cocktails and delectable matched bar snacks for just $20 at select venues.
There will be Dinner under the Stars at the Barracks where the kitchens of Cabiria, Peasant, Libertine and the Chelsea Bistro will combine forces to present a four-course dinner on July 3. Private Dining gives diners the chance to get to know their favourite chefs including Alchemy’s Brad Jolly, Azafran’s Marc Bocquee, Stokehouse’s Richard Ousby and Minh Le of the Foraging Quail a whole lot better. The chefs will create special degustations in intimate surrounds, chatting with guests as they enjoy a unique experience.
The full program of over 150 events is now available in today’s Sun-Herald South East Queensland edition and online at http://www.goodfoodmonth.com and for all the news, sights, sounds and most importantly, flavours of Brisbane’s inaugural Good Food Month – follow us on twitter @ThisMagLife, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.