Top Brisbane bites, six pocket pleasing food deals plus a game-changing reusable shopping eco bag giveaway in Feast on Brisbane #22.
Game-changing reusable shopping eco bag giveaway!
Last week on Friends of Eat drink and be Kerry I was giving away tickets to Grazed + Grown. This week in Feast on Brisbane #22 I’m gifting nine reusable Georgina Christian shopping bags that will mean you’ll never stand at the checkout and curse that you don’t have a bag again. This bag is so small you can attach it to your keyring so it’s always there! It is made from recycled PET too. Join Friends of Eat drink and be Kerry to find out more.
TIP – This bag will be perfect for your purchases at Grazed + Grown too!
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Top Brisbane bites you need to know this week
- Manly’s hottest new restaurant, The Arsonist is an 80-seat casual but fine dining restaurant on the esplanade. Does the name offend you? It’s got Courier-Mail columnist Kylie Lang in a lather. Kylie says ” A new restaurant named after a violent crime is not witty, it’s offensive and needs to change or it will scare away customers.” It doesn’t cause me a moment’s worry, please leave a comment below if it bothers you, I would really like to know. The Arsonist is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a feasting menu that makes me drool. The Consortium Group Executive Chef Mathew Fulford has used his 20 years of experience across some of Australia’s finest restaurants to tease the palate with the smells and flavours of open fire cooking. Expect smoked butter, signature dry-aged Stockyard OP beef, suckling pig, and a signature smokey gin. Best tip: Be prepared to leave with the aroma of smoke clinging to your clothes.
- Another stunner from seasoned restauranteur Amanda Scott and her team, Farm House at Kedron’s new sib-store Oh Boy, Bok Choy opens on Thursday at 264 Stafford Road, Stafford. It’s a South-East Asian Kitchen & Bar using fresh local produce. Expect dumplings, bao buns, curry, watermelon salad, noodles and Vietnamese coffee pannacotta. Best tip: Sample all the flavours with a Banquet Menu for $45 per person.
- Maison Lanson, one of the world’s oldest Champagne houses and the official Champagne supplier to the British Royal Family, has launched their new Le Blanc de Blancs Champagne in Australia. Besides being the Queen’s Champagne of choice and awarded a Royal Warrant since 1900, Lanson has also been associated with the prestigious tournament of Wimbledon since 1977. Since that UK trip is on hold, perhaps a little champagne will soothe the disappointment. Find it at Dan’s for $99.99. Best tip: Drink this while wearing a crown and watching corgi vids.
- Hankering for a taste of Noosa? Cook Noosa, a compilation of recipes from Noosa’s favourite restaurants, cafes, market stalls, food vans, providores and farms is back in stock at Lamington Noosa. Here’s why this cookbook is so popular. Best tip: Make this Whisky and Miso Marinated Kingfish
Brisbane’s 6 top June pocket pleasing food deals – Feast on Brisbane #22
- Top pasta and pinot deal at Ciao Papi, Howard Smith Wharves, Tuesday nights from 4 pm. Enjoy pasta and pinot for $25 and soak up the city lights.
- Libertine at The Barracks, Petrie Terrace has a generous ‘I’m Hungry’ banquet every Wednesday in June. It’s just $45 for eight dishes.
- Cheeky Poke Bar has opened at West Village next to Beirut Baazar overlooking The Common garden area. Their nori and wonton shell-clad poke tacos, hearty soups and curries have a cult following. The opening special is 30 per cent off the whole menu until June 30. Use the code CHEEKYWV. I bought a signature salmon poke bowl on the weekend and it’s worth seeking out.
- Salt Meats Cheese is serving up a feast for the senses with a limited-edition truffle-infused menu from Monday 21 June until Sunday 27 June to celebrate the Australian truffle season.
- Northshore Café has some great brekkie and lunch deals until the end of August. At breakfast, tuck into smashed avocado on toast with your choice of coffee or tea for $12. For lunch, there’s traditional fish and chips with a choice of beer or wine for $20. This cafe is a great spot for an easy riverside coffee or meal and there is a huge playground for the kids. It’s the last stop on the CityCat route and also next to a beach. A perfect lazy day out in Brisbane.
- World Gin Day just keeps on happening this week at Bar Kazba where the gin will be bubbling over from 5 pm till late, Wednesday 16 June to Saturday 19 June. ‘Flights & Bites’ will have you savouring four cocktails served with a side of Haloumi Doughnuts, including a Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin Martini, Hibiscus Tom Collins, Quince Infused Barrel Aged Negroni and Kazba Bee’s Knees, all for only $45. Bar Kasba is next to Brisbane’s best vegetarian restaurant, Za Za Ta.
Plan your next local escape
Perched above Brisbane’s CBD in Spring Hill, the mysterious and captivating Neo-Georgian all-suite hotel, The Inchcolm by Ovolo is a hidden gem. It’s located on Wickham Terrace, traditionally the home of Brisbane’s specialist medical community, but the prescriptions handed out here more likely to be precision martinis.
Easily of the best boutique hotels in Australia, the hotel was awarded Best Deluxe Accommodation at the 2021 Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence. The timeless design of the hotel is dripping in heritage finishes, echoing a bygone era and subtle undertones of the roaring 20s.
The first sight as you walk in the door is The Inchcolm Bar. It brings back the golden age of bistro dining to Brisbane with timeless classics and edible prescriptions. A carefully crafted cocktail menu pays tribute to a bygone era with full drink service available seven days a week from midday until late.
Need to know: there’s a $12 Martini Hour, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm daily and guests receive a complimentary martini daily, it’s dog friendly with dog amenities and a Doggie Loot Bag, there’s a complimentary sweets bar and record players in selected suites.
More: The Inchcolm by Ovolo
Diary Date – Bastille Day dinner
Ooh la la Brisbane, get ready to celebrate Bastille Day on 14 July at Emporium Hotel South Bank’s Belle Epoque restaurant and bar with dinner and a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne for just $65 per person. Created by executive Chef Christopher Norman, the three course menu includes delicacies of your choice from Parfait de Foie de Poulet, Truite Meuniere, Moreton bay Bug Thermador, Steak Frites, Souffle de Roquefort or Tart Tatin aux Pommes and profiterole au Chocolat.
- When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, seating times vary between 6 pm – 7 pmBelle Epoque, Level G, Emporium Hotel South Bank
- Cost: $65 for a three-course set menu including a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne, 40 tickets available
- Bookings: 3356 3333
Feast on Brisbane #22 Recipe of the week – Perfect pork crackling
Cooler weather is perfect for cooking a roast dinner and here’s how to get that pork crackling so right they fight over it.
What happened last week in Brisbane? Check Feast on Brisbane #21