South Bank Parklands’ local-loving food and wine festival, Regional Flavours, lands back in Brisbane on 20 and 21 July and is set to top any other weekend plans you thought you had. The 11th round of Brisbane’s greatest food celebration promises free demonstrations from celebrity chefs and a host of great activities, with food trucks flocking to the scene to sell tasty sensations which can be enjoyed whilst beached on the soft grass of River Quay.
Yes, Regional Flavours is foodie nirvana. Here’s everything you need to eat, see, and do while you’re there.
All you’ll need is a handful of gold coins because everything flying out of the fleet of food trucks along Little Stanley Street and River Quay will be selling for just $8 a pop. All of South Bank’s top food purveyors will be there dishing up their best eats—who doesn’t want a SUKI salmon poke bowl or Moreton Bay Bug roll from The Jetty for a handful of change?
Make sure you leave plenty of room though because the big drawcard this year is iconic Sydney dessert makers KOI, brought to us by the dessert king himself, Reynold Pernomo. If you haven’t heard of the Masterchef hall of fame inductee, you’ll be singing his praises after inhaling a ‘Nomtella’ cake from the sweet stall he’s bringing to the festival.
Joining him in the Queensland Taste Marketplace will be a heap of local goodies, both to take home and eat on the spot. And if all that shopping and eating tires you out, sit down and take a load off with a beer and even more snacks at The Hunting Club.
Not one, not two, but four food-filled stages will be scattered around the festival this year, with a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs, experts and innovators to educate you in all things cooking, eating and even growing. As well as meaty talks at The Producers stage, you’ll find cooking demonstrations at the Queensland Taste stage, book signings and more demonstrations at the Main Stage, plus an insight into what the future holds for the food world at the aptly named Future Food stage.
Once you’ve had your fill (or even while you’re still feasting) plop yourself down at The Sound Society music stage for live tunes from a host of local artists. If you want to carry on the festivities right on into the evening, grab yourself a re-usable festival wine tumbler for $5 and hit the local wine stalls—the festival has gone plastic free this year, which we’ll happily raise a glass to!
The whole weekend’s forecast predicts newly inspired kitchen frenzies and an afternoon food coma. Pencil Regional Flavours into your diary now, because there hasn’t been a line-up this good since Splendour ‘18.
What: Regional Flavours
Where: South Bank Parklands
When: 20 & 21 July, 10am-5pm
For more info, head here.