We’re frothing about all the incredible stuff to eat, see and do this weekend in Brisbane. This weekend kicks off Good Food Month, so naturally the entire city is bibbing up to go hammer and bloody tongs. Get your Bastille on at the French festival, prime your pasta skills, or crawl around sampling some of the special Good Food Month offers popping up all over the place. Whatever takes you fancy, you’re guaranteed a corker of a weekend as long as you stay off that couch.
Here’s what’s going on this weekend in Brisbane:
Thursday 9 July
Bar Hop | Brisbane
Kick off your Good Food Month with a cheeky Bar Hop courtesy of Tanqueray gin. They’ve invited a crop of Brisbane’s best bars to invent a Tanqueray-based cocktail and serve it with a tasty bar snack at the capped price of $20 a pop. Hoppers can take advantage of this special offer at Madame Wu, Woolly Mammoth, Dutch Courage, Canvas, Lefty’s and many others until August 9.
New England Summer Feast | Buffalo Bar
Once you’re suitably Tanqueray’d, sit down for a New England Summer Feast at Buffalo Bar. In the grand and ancient tradition of the subterranean clambake, the lads at Buffalo have designed a veritable feast of seafood pleasures featuring prawns from Mooloolaba, slipper lobster, blue swimmer crab, mussels, and clams with corn, smoked potatoes and a pork and fennel sausage. The feast will be available every night of Good Food Month and goes for $65 a serve. Note: bookings are essential and must be made 48 hours prior. Click here for more info.
Friday 10 July
French Festival | Southbank
This weekend in Southbank, give yourself over to the Franconslaught of musicians, designers, creatives, and connoisseurs of every variety express from France and bent on a bender. Frivolities will kick off with performances by Paris Underground Cabaret and an 18-piece Noumean band. The French Festival rages all weekend until Sunday, plenty of time for everyone to chow through 1.3 tonnes of President cheese.
Saturday 11 July
Pasta Workshop | Il Locale
Head down to Il Locale this weekend and hone your pasta talents. The workshop, presented by Tognini’s, promises to cover all the skills to necessary to knead, roll, cut, and fill a variety of pastas that participants will be able to take home after a stunning lunch from Il Locale’s kitchen. But don’t fret if you can’t make it this weekend, call up and arrange a private workshop for you and your buds.
When: 11am -2pm
Cost: $95 including lunch
Eagle Street Pier Dine with the Stars | Mr. and Mrs. G's
Doing their bit for Good Food Month, Eagle Street Pier is uniting to transform the precinct into an outdoor living room for a night. The evening will feature a collaborative five-course menu from Eagle Street favourites Pony Dining, Sake, Bavarian Bier Café, Il Centro and ARIA. Book your tickets to secure what promises to be a delectable evening beneath the stars.
Cost: $130 for five courses and two drinks. $190 VIP offer includes a three-hour drink package at the Mr. and Mrs. G’s bar on the river.
Sunday 12 July
Culinary Delights on the Rooftop | Up on Constance
Another spot heating up for Good Food Month is UP on Constance. Being the skyscraping champions they are, UP is amping the next four weeks of Sunday sessions with some culinary excellence, showcasing a new cuisine (Italian, Spanish and French) each week. Bookings are essential so call now for an evening with food and a view, what more could you want?
Cost: $55, includes three-course dinner, cocktail on arrival and soft drink throughout.
When: 6pm-7pm, every Sunday until August 9
Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market | Broncos League Club
Brisbane’s premier design market is back for another weekend of rollicking trade! Kicking off at 10am this Sunday at Red Hill’s Broncos Leagues Club, Boudoir Bazaar is the place to nab yourself a bargain on one-off vintage and designer pieces. There’ll be plenty of free parking onsite as well as coffee and breakfast at the Red Hill markets across the road. Sunday morning: sorted.
Where: Broncos Leagues Club, Fulcher Rd, Red Hil
Tuesday 14 July
Bastille Day Dining | E'cco Bistro
e’cco is celebrating French independence with two delectable feasts this coming Bastille Day. Celebrate liberty, equality and fraternity with e’cco’s three-course lunch or four-course dinner repast of everything we love from the land of the Da Vinci Code.
Cost: lunch $65 ($95 with matching wines); dinner $95 ($135 with matching wines)
When: lunch from 3pm, dinner from 6.30pm
*Bookings essential, call 3831 8461.
Wednesday 15 July
Meet the Makers | Vapiano
This weekend, Vapiano's Fanaticos have the opportunity to meet the hard-working suppliers behind our favourite Vapianos dishes. There’ll be wine and food tastings and plenty of chat at Vapianos' Garden City restaurant. Numbers are strictly limited and only available to Vapianos Fanaticos so be quick to secure a spot.
Don’t miss out!
Jungle Giants Gig | The Triffid
This October, the Triffid is playing host to the musical rumblings of the Jungle Giants. These rad kids will be shaking foundations for a strictly limited two shows so book your matinee or evening tickets ASAP.
Where: The Triffid
When: 2pm, or 8pm
Want more things to do in Brisbane this month? Check out the Mini Edition: our guide to the best events and new openings to check out in Brisbane this month!