Feast on Brisbane October 26 will take you to Noosa with a scent and Tasmania with a cruise, give you seafood buying confidence and get you hiking in the Scenic Rim.  Don’t miss the delicious Pork Sugo recipe of the week.

Photo above: Spring Pop Up at Portside Wharf Photo: Claudia Baxter

Feast on Brisbane October 26 – new this week

It’s straight to the bucket list with this Tasmanian seafood lovers cruise

Serious seafood lovers and those who love a coastline cruise will find this food lovers bucket list tour irresistible.  It delivers the freshest Tasmanian seafood in a deep to dish dining experience in a real adventure.  Guests dine on fresh salmon, oysters, rock lobster, mussels and urchins while cruising through the waters where they are caught. I absolutely loved this Tasmanian seafood cruise which departs from Hobart’s wharf area.

And yes! Tasmania’s borders are now open!

How to buy seafood with confidence

Seafood season is fast approaching, and I’ve got the down-low for you on how to pick seafood at the shop and where to find it fresh from the trawler.

The upside of COVID9 is that a lot of wild catch fishermen, from the Queensland border to Cooktown, are now selling directly to the public. Prices have never been better because fishers have been able to set prices that are excellent value for both parties. This is where to find your local trawler and get the best seafood tips.

Lace-up those boots!  Here are eight hosted Scenic Rim Walks to try

Whether you’re after a week-long wander through World Heritage-listed forests with a hatted-chef dining experience included, or a day-time hike to a gorgeous waterfall, the Scenic Rim has a hosted hike for you!  Personally, I’m a dining experience focused walker, but you might prefer a moonlight mountain wander. Here’s where to find eight hosted Scenic Rim walks.

Feast on Brisbane October 26

Noosa vibes come to you with a reader bonus

Are you missing that special feeling that comes with a stay at Noosa?  It’s one of my favourite spots and I’ve been daydreaming to the aroma of Acqua Noosa while writing this post.  Created by Katja Anton using Australian botanicals, it has a light, fresh marine scent (think sea salt spray and suntan oil) with citrus herbal top notes (a light summer breeze) and opens up with sandalwood and amber.  It reminds me of that freshness I feel when I walk out of the ocean dripping in seawater.

This could be the perfect present for that friend who can’t make it to Noosa this year.

Buy it online for $79 at Acqua Noosa with free shipping for Eat drink and be Kerry readers on your first order until Christmas.  Use the code ACQUASHIP in the comments section on the online order form for the deal.

Explore Tasmanian food with Peter Kuruvita

World Expeditions has launched a 10-day boutique culinary adventure in Tasmania escorted by chef and television personality, Peter Kuruvita.  The tour goes behind the scenes to explore the rich variety of produce on offer and meet the people involved ranging from a sustainable beekeeper, a salmon farm, an oyster farmer at Coles Bay near Freycinet National Park, as well as enjoying visits to boutique vineyards, breweries and a tasting experience with a master cheesemaker.

The 10-day tour departs Launceston on 18 March 2021 and costs $7,890 per person (twin-share).  Get the details here.

Spring Pop Up at Portside Wharf

Spring dining has sprung at Portside Wharf where you can treat your palate to new spring-inspired dishes and pretty cocktails as you dine by the river.  Enjoy sounds by guest pianists and capture spring images against the floral pop-up displays from 22 October to 3 November. Bonus – the first three hours of parking are free when you validate your car park ticket at a participating retailer.

Pork Neck Sugo

FEAST ON BRISBANE OCTOBER 26 Recipe of the week

Straight from Nonna’s kitchen to yours, this aromatic, meaty Pork Sugo pasta sauce is perfect with spaghetti, fettucini or penne. Serve this family favourite pasta sauce with freshly grated Parmigiano and watch them race back for seconds.

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Next Feast on Brisbane edition November 2

Previous editions – Feast on Brisbane October 19,   Feast on Brisbane October 12 Feast on Brisbane October 6  Feast on Brisbane September 28, Feast on Brisbane September 21  Feast on Brisbane September 14, Feast on Brisbane September 7, Feast on Brisbane August 30.