It’s that time of the year again; a time where a month-long binge of great food and great wine is totally acceptable. Hell, it’s encouraged! Brisbane’s iconic Good Food Month is back and bigger than ever this July—so you (and your waistline) better be ready.
Bringing the best of Australia’s culinary scene to our doorstep, Good Food Month showcases our most innovative chefs, global food trends and Australian produce. So post-pone the diet, guys, July is a write-off. Here are our picks of the best events Good Food Month 2019.
Brisbane To Byron Trail With Three Blue Ducks
When Three Blue Ducks opened up in Brisbane, there was a huge sigh of relief that lovers of real food didn’t have to drive to Byron to get their fix. But if you haven’t yet had the chance to test out venue 2.0, now’s the time, with an exclusive stand-up event on Sunday 7 July designed to show off the very best produce sourced between Brisbane and Byron Bay. Sample sustainable, ethical, paddock-to-plate cuisine while sipping on oh-so Byron cocktails, with a DJ manning the decks to ensure a killer atmosphere worthy of the ultra-luxe W Hotel setting. Nab tickets before they sell out here.
Night Noodle Markets
We’re staking the claim: this is Brisbane’s most coveted foodie event of the year. And it’s back. And we’re NOT DEALING. The famous Night Noodle Markets will take over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt once again from 24 July to 4 August, bringing us over 20 sizzling Asian food stalls from some of Brisbane and Australia’s most iconic names in the biz. Night Noodle Market veterans Hoy Pinoy, Waffleland, Bao Brothers and Donburi Station return, with Puffle, Okonomiyaking and an epic list of specials from Gelato Messina also confirmed. To say we’re excited for this is an understatement. The best bit? Entry is free! Get all the details here and stay tuned for our wrap up of everything you need to eat.
Young Chefs Lunch At Otto
Keep your taste buds on the pulse at the annual Young Chefs Lunch. OTTO’s Will Cowper will mentor three of the brightest talents on the Brisbane dining scene to bring you a decadent three-course lunch. Mark Bunter from Wasabi Restaurant and Bar, Leaham Claydon from Arc Dining & Wine Bar and Ryan Woodward from OTTO’s own kitchen have all made the cut this year for the next-gen dream team. This event is a Good Food Month favourite so be sure to book your tickets here before they sell out.
Friends Of Good Food Month
A whole host of venues around town are joining in the month-long festivities with their own special menus, giving you a great excuse to dine out pretty much every day in July. Kitchen takeovers, long lunches and boozy breakfasts are all on the cards, with something for every budget as well as every taste. Below are just a few that we've got our eyes on, or find the full list of delicious events here.
Truffe Degustation at Bacchus
Enjoy the earthy delight that is the truffle in all its delicious glory at at Bacchus's Truffle Degustation series every Tuesday to Saturday evening throughout July. Tuck into three courses for $99 or go all out with five courses for $169 and get ready to really indulge.
Fish And Bottomless Sips at One Fish Two Fish
Spend a night with Masterchef runner-up and TV presenter Georgia Barnes at One Fish Two Fish on Sunday 28 July from 12pm to 2pm or 2.30pm to 4.30pm, where they’ll be dishing up a shared starter platter, main and bottomless drinks for $69. The menu includes a 'seacuterie' platter–we're not sure what that means, but we can't wait to find out. Get the details here.
High Tea of Aus at W Living Room Bar
Tuck into an Australian High Tea unlike any other every Sunday in July from 11am to 2pm and you can forget about cucumber sandwiches and instead expect a stellar line-up of Aussie childhood favourites reimagined. Think the iconic meat pie, lamington and milo all transformed into mouth-watering morsels for $55 per person, or $79 with matching tipples.
The Chef and The Winemaker At ARC Dining and Wine Bar
Thi Le from Hatted Restaurant Anchovy in Melbourne and Jared Dixon from Jilly Wines in Northern NSW are heading to Queensland and joining the ARC Wine Bar team for two nights only, serving up a menu of dishes starting from just $5 a pop, all matched with five feature wines. Head in on Sunday 28 or Monday 29 July to sip and sup from the special menu, or get details here.
Drooling? You should be. Get all the details and see what else is happening during Good Food Month here.
Check out the other epic festivals you need to hit up this month here.
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