The James Street Food & Wine Trail was due to shut down all of James Street in Fortitude Valley tomorrow, with almost 30 venues doing pop-up stalls dishing up delicious eats and drinks. While lockdown means the event has had to be postponed, it’s too late to press pause for many of the venues, who’ve spent days stocking up, prepping and cooking in preparation for the mammoth event.
Rather than let their preparations go to waste, many of the venues are offering up their menus for takeaway, so you don’t have to miss out. Lobby Bar will be dishing up the taco menu they were planning to serve from 10am to 6pm, Mosconi will be handing out their famous porcini rolls from 11am until sold out and both Bianca and Same Same will be offering their usual menu for takeaway—just order and pay over the phone and pull up in Ada Lane to pick up your order. Not too mention, Gerard's Bistro, The Green and plenty of others who are switching to takeaway for the weekend.
Best of all, Gelato Messina will be selling their Market Day special in both their Fortitude Valley and South Brisbane stores, so you can get your hands on their Snickey Glasses’ gelato bar of salted caramel gelato, chocolate ganache, dulche de leche and roasted peanuts, coated in milk chocolate, as long as you live within 10km of a store.
There’s more venues who could use your orders on the James Street website, with more to be added as they finalise their offerings. So if you've got an empty fridge, leave it that way and order up a feast from on of the many James Street restaurants instead.
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