Travel Brisbane and Queensland bite by bite with Feast on Brisbane September 28. This edition has a must-try patisserie, fur-friendly Gold Coast, savings on cheese and chocolate, a perfect Brisbane staycation deal and how to eat like a Hobbit with a Honey Walnut Cake for second breakfast.

Read on to discover where to find this fresh local seafood platter for two for $40 (pictured above).

Feast on Brisbane September 28

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Feast on Brisbane September 28 pastry

A Christian Jacques’ millefeuille. Photo: Kerry Heaney 

Patisserie review – Spoiled for life

It only took one bite of a Christian Jacques’ millefeuille for my taste buds to be spoiled for life.  To compare it to a vanilla slice does neither justice, but you will gain an understanding of the crisp layers of flaky pastry layered with a smooth, crème patisserie.  It’s all about the contrast of textures here and it’s definitely something I will return to enjoy again.

I also sampled a Nutella croissant and a bacon, goat cheese and honey (yes honey) croissant and brought home a loaf of their olive bread.

I’m told that the KA (Koign Amann), the crunchier cousin of a croissant which is laminated with butter and sugar is also a must try but you need to get there early.

To find Christian Jacques under the Story Bridge at Kangaroo Point just look for the queue.

Thinking about a midweek Brisbane staycation?

Shopping, spa, pool, cinema, eat – it all could be on high rotation with a stay at The Calile. Their Mid-week(end) Escape packages from Sunday to Thursday mean you can explore all that The Calile and James Street precinct has to offer, (over 100 boutiques and shops, plus dining) and come with a premium position in an iconic Calile poolside cabana.  Did you know The Calile also has a KAILO Medispa? Room rates from $289 per night.

Here’s what I experienced at The Calile.

Things to do on Stradbroke - eat local seafood

Straddie seafood and beer. Life is good. Photo Kerry Heaney.

Top things to do on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Fresh from an island stay, I have the latest information on what to do and where to eat to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful place.

Minjerribah Arts Trail Anaheke Metua,Woven Arts Studio,

Anaheke Metua, Woven Arts Studio, Mulumba (Point Lookout) Photo: Kerry Heaney

Don’t miss the last week of this Arts Trail

Running until October 5, the Minjerribah Arts Trail invites visitors into artist’s shops and studios to meet the makers.  Locations extend from Dunwich (Gumpi) and Amity Point (Pulan) to Point Lookout (Mulumba). Do it in a day or stay longer for an island holiday.

Feast on Brisbane Fur Friendly hotel stay

Pamper your pooch with a QT Hotel stay.


Pup yeah! Fur Friendly GC Stay

From big mutts, little mutts, the sassy and fur-ocious, Pup Yeah! At QT Gold Coast offers guests the chance to get away with their best friend and share in a night of luxury. Those checking in with their pooch will be met with fetching features including a decadent in-room doggy dinner menu by QT Hotels Australia’s Head of Treats, Nic Wood.

Think Steak Tartare with raw beef, mushrooms and egg yolk, Risotto with bone marrow, bone broth, parsley and crispy pigs ears, Livers + Toast with chicken livers, pork neck, chicken gravy on whole meal toast and an Ice Cream Sandwich with bacon ice cream, dried liver and oat biscuit.

Each Pup Yeah! room comes with a pooch approved mini bar and designer bedding, bespoke treats and a sleep set by Nice Digs. Pup Yeah! Rooms starting from $450 inclusive of bedding, water bowl, and a complimentary dish from the in-room dog dining menu.

Recipe of the week

Be like a hobbit and have honey walnut cake for second breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the iconic wizard Gandalf and enjoy this Hobbit-inspired Honey Walnut Cake for second breakfast, elevensies, afternoon tea or supper. Don’t you love the sound of elevensies?

Be like a Hobbit and have Honey Walnut Cake for second breakfast


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Previous editions – Feast on Brisbane September 21  Feast on Brisbane September 14, Feast on Brisbane September 7, Feast on Brisbane August 30.