Feast on Brisbane November 16 – Be quick for Christmas Day dining, West End’s star butcher, best Brissie staycation, new CBD satisfying, sustainable fast-food, food innovators honoured, free food masterclasses, plus the perfect hot weather salad.

Photo above: Greenstreat makes satisfying, sustainable fast-food. 

Feast on Brisbane November 16

Here are the latest food and travel experiences that are worth getting out of bed for! You won’t regret the calories.

Later this week I’ll unveil my top gift suggestions for food lovers 2020. They will all be top quality Australian products easily purchased on line to make your life easy!


Get moving you want to leave the washing up to someone else on Christmas Day. Christmas Day dining events around Brisbane have been snapped up exceptionally quickly this year.

However, you still have a chance to snag the perfect lunch. A relaxation of COVID regulations means most venues will be able to increase their numbers so hop on those waitlists! Good luck!

Best Christmas dining in Brisbane 2020



If you are looking for an action-packed location for a staycation, start with Kangaroo Point.

It’s amazing what this small suburb packs in with more to discover here than you would expect. It makes for a great staycation with a great balance between dining, relaxation and activity.  Best of all it is all so accessible to some of Brisbane’s best things to do.  I could definitely live here!

Got anything to add to the Kangaroo Point list?

17 surprising things to do in Kangaroo Point


City folk looking for satisfying, sustainable fast-food should put Greensteat (262 Adelaide Street) on the list.  https://www.greenstreat.com.au/

It’s new from brothers Jackson and Jesse McGrath who launched their successful Greenstreat is a new healthy express concept in Albury.

Featuring a 2.5-metre wall of salad and live prep station, along with indoor seating for up to 40 people, this is their first venture outside country NSW.

The brothers believe what you put in your body has a direct effect on your day-to-day life.  Their aim is to make the food journey from farm to plate as transparent as possible.

The food will change seasonally with customisable warm and cold options specialty salad. The 13 menu options ($12.50 to $14.90, are available in a bowl or in a burrito.  The most popular menu item is the ‘Taco Bowl’ and Jackson himself can’t go without the ‘Farmers Harvest Salad’ with added Blackened Chicken. 


When your butcher also is a fine-dining chef, you are on a winner.  That’s the secret behind The Stores Grocer butchery on inner-city Montague Road at West End.

Butcher Dylan Seager is a qualified butcher with over 15 years’ experience who has cooked at Marion, Stokehouse and Moon Under Water in Melbourne, and Gerard’s Bistro and Gauge in Brisbane.

The Stores Butchery sources meat and seafood from Australia’s finest producers, including off-the-boat fresh local reef fish, Sommerlad heritage-breed chickens, wagyu from the Darling Downs and prime cuts of beef from Cape Grim in northern Tasmania, and find extra quality in sourcing unique cuts and rare-breeds.


Amongst the 40 finalists recognised for their contributions to the Brisbane’s growth for Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2020 are Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers and Tyron Simon, Director of 22 Agnes and sAme sAme in Brisbane.

Founded by brothers Ben and Theo, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers has three well-loved restaurants in Brisbane – Paddington, South Bank and Southport. During Covid-19, the brothers expanded their business model with two new projects – a new home delivery operation and servicing hospital frontline staff and football teams in quarantine.

Hospitality pioneer Tyron Simon transformed 22 Agnes from what was intended to be a restaurant into a bakery which consistently sold out of its delicious goods daily, with lines out the door from as early as 4 am.


This year the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2020 is a virtual epicurean journey from 11 Nov to 15 Dec 2020.

There are 34 online masterclasses will be open to everyone that will be live-streamed via WineDineFestival.DiscoverHongKong.com. Topics will cover everything from wine and spirit trends to fine dining, healthy eating and the art of food plating over three consecutive Saturdays and Sundays from 21 November to 6 December 2020.

Expect wine talks from Hong Kong-based, internationally acclaimed critic James Suckling and Master of Wine Debra Meiburg on the themes New Wave Bordeaux and The Pacific West. Cocktail lovers won’t want to miss award-winning mixologist Jay Khan’s masterclass. Co-founder of Mexican bar, COA, Jay will be whipping up delicious tequila cocktails.

Foodies looking to hone their skills in the kitchen can look forward to live cooking demonstrations by celebrated Hong Kong chefs including Australian, Shane Osborn, of Arcane and Cornerstone.

Nicoise Salad

FEAST ON BRISBANE November 16 Recipe of the week

As the temperatures start to hot up, simple salads are a cool, low fuss dining option.  The classic Nicoise Salad, which includes both easy hard-boiled eggs and tuna, is a protein boost and a diet saver that’s perfect for a light meal.

Boiled eggs are packed full of protein and easy to have on hand in the fridge.  I’ve got some tips on how to hard boil and shell your eggs to make it all super easy.

How to make a classic Nicoise Salad

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