Shock closure, breakfast is back, grape grazing, burgundy lunch, sourdough class, whale getaway – it’s all in Feast on Brisbane #20, your carefully curated collection of food and travel news for Brisbane.

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  • Clovely Estate on Musgrave Road at Red Hill has shut its doors and there are plans to move the cellar door closer to the South Burnett to take advantage of the boom in regional tourism. Goomeri is the cellar door’s new location with a possible October opening following the renovation of a historic building in the town.
  • Fans of the former Freja’s in Wilston will be keen to relive their dining dreams with Clementine which offers many of Freja’s breakfast faves. Expect mushroom and potato rosti, lemon curd and ricotta hotcakes and hazelnut and chocolate croissants.
  • Look out for a new dog-friendly café that’s also vegan and vegetarian, opening in Stafford Heights in July. Enoki Coffee & Co will be open for breakfast and brunch.
  • Good Food Month returns from July 1 to 31. My pick of the events is Alanna Sapwell with an Esmay pop up at The Alliance Hotel on Sunday, July 25, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 6.30 pm and 7 pm sittings. Tickets cost $120 each
  • The Brisbane Night Noodle Markets will also return for 12 nights of Asian-inspired flavours from 21 July to 1 August.

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Grape Grazing by Night in July

Queensland’s premier wine tasting event on July 9 gives you the rare chance to sample more than 1,500 drops, including the Royal Queensland Wine Show (RQWS) medal-winners and new vintage of season. Enjoy three hours (5.30 pm – 8.30 pm) of unlimited access to aisles of Australia’s best wines, with Australia’s best beef, lamb, cheese and ice cream.  This year’s RQFWS Grand Champion dark chocolate lemon gelato from Milani Minus Eight Degrees in Sunnybank and Mildfield Meat International’s Union Station lamb from Warrnambool are on the list. More than 900 people are expected to attend the sixth Grape Grazing by Night, with the last three events a sell-out. It’s held at Brisbane Showgrounds and tickets are $95 each. 

Grazed + Grown has a Greenhouse

Join thoughtful conservations and panel discussions with local, pioneering producers and industry leaders including Matt Moran, Paul West, Mini Farm Project, City Winery, Cre8tive Nations and OzHarvest at Grazed + Grown’s Greenhouse. 

Topics include:

  • Recycled and sustainable beer at Stone & Wood
  • Sourcing premium truffles with The Truffle Discovery Centre
  • Healing from the inside out with Kehoe’s Kitchen
  • Creating the perfect ‘drop’ with Sirromet Wines
  • New wave botanicals at Brisbane Distillery

Your ticket for Grazed + Grown’s The Marketplace where producers and artisans from within 250km of Brisbane City will share delightfully delectable bites and innovative ingredients, includes entry to Greenhouse. Book Grazed and Grown day or evening session tickets on June 18 – 20 

Sourdough cooking class

If you’re a fan of the fresh sourdough from Mica you can learn to make it yourself at home! ‘Sourdough Sundays’ at Lumière Culinary Studio will teach you how to master the art of sourdough and make an Instagram-worthy loaf. The 2.75 hr cooking class costs $120 per person and there are classes every Sunday in July.

Make your own beeswax cloth wrap

Celebrating Village Bees 2021 at West Village and learn how to make your own beeswax sustainable food storage wrap (so handy for wrapping food items) from Bee One Third at West Village by Sekisui House at West End. The class costs $27.46 and includes a coffee voucher! 

Australia's top food festivals

Plan your next escape – Eight top Australian food festivals in June

Wow! Eight top food festivals around Australia make it difficult to pick where to go in June. Why not road trip to all of them? Check out the June lineup – 

Ready for a day of whale watching in the Sandy Straits.

Local getaway

The first whale of the season has arrived on the Fraser Coast which is the world’s first Whale Heritage Site.  Here’s what you need to know about whale watching from Hervey Bay.

Hervey Bay whale watching

Noosa Burgundy lunch

Aussie chef Justin North, 2009 Chef of the Year, is collaborating with Fabian Oliveau, Executive Chef of Frenchies Brasserie Noosa, to host a special Burgundy lunch on Saturday, June 12. The lunch is part of the Noosa Eat & Drink Festival long weekend, and Justin and Fabian have designed a special menu to carefully match an array of wines from France’s Burgundy, Champagne and Sauternes regions.  “I’m thrilled to be working with Justin again, and this is the perfect occasion to be able to showcase an amazing range of wines, paired with specially-designed dishes,” says Fabian, who supported Justin as Sous Chef at the iconic Eastern Sydney restaurant, the Centennial Hotel, before joining Frenchies Brasserie.  The $235 per person four-course food and wine menu.

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Joost Bakker will headline at this year’s Destination Food conference to be held in Bundaberg.

Sustainable restauranteur Joost Bakker headlines Destination Food 

Sustainable restaurateur, TEDx speaker, botanical artist and designer, Joost Bakker, will headline at this year’s Destination Food conference to be held in Bundaberg, Queensland, Monday 2 August 2021.

Bakker will deliver a keynote presentation titled ‘The Future of Food’ that will explore his latest work, including the second phase of his Greenhouse by Joost project in Melbourne’s Federation Square.

The Greenhouse project is a self-sustaining, closed-loop, two-bedroom home that shelters, feeds, and provides energy for its inhabitants. It has been called ‘a blueprint for the homes of the future’.


Sum Yung Guys at Sunshine Beach.

Red, White and Blue 2008 Danie Mellor, Mamu, Ngagen, NgajanMixed media. Australian Museum Collection

Sydney getaway

The Australian Museum’s (AM) Unsettled exhibition showcases First Nations’ voices telling Australia’s foundation story of resilience and survival. First-hand accounts are presented through historical documents, large-scale artworks, immersive experiences and never-before-seen objects from the Australian Museum collection.

Unsettled is an evidence-based exhibition that takes visitors on a journey from the signal fires lit by Aboriginal people as a warning when Lieutenant Cook sailed up the east coast in 1770, to the resistance and resilience of First Nations peoples since colonisation in 1788. With more than 190 objects and images in the show and over 100 contributions by First Nations peoples across the country, Unsettled illuminates the power of truth-telling.

NSW Getaway

Take a Northern New South Wales road trip and get beyond the beaches to discover some incredible things to do this weekend. Think authentic Mexican food, a classic pub stay, breakfast in the tropics, beach riding and balloon rides, and a bison farm where you can learn new tricks. From Tweed Heads to Casino here are nine new experiences to enjoy.

Plan a Northern New South Wales road trip

Feast on Brisbane #20 Recipe of the week

National Pie Day on June 1 means you owe it to Australia to make a meat pie!  Here’s a tasty recipe that is so easy to make that celebrates Pie Time in the NSW Southern Highlands.

It’s Pie Time for a Chunky Steak Pie

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