Gooey chocolate fondue, budget bonus Asian cooking class, food fiesta, coffee with lactation cookies, foodies farm tour, cheese club for connoisseurs and the best budget bites for Brisbane. Feast on Brisbane #27 is a carefully curated collection of Brisbane’s best bites this week.

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Here’s seven food finds for your eating pleasure in Feast on Brisbane #27.

Dip it – Dip it good

W Brisbane is bringing back their famed fondue to Living Room Bar with Dip It – Dip It Real Good. It’s a luxe twist on the classic fondue with a new and shimmering selection of dippers, dips and cocktails dripping in gold.  Expect a melted pot of Valrhona milk chocolate served with churros, macarons, jumbo marshmallows, strawberries, blueberries, and banana skewers. Amp it up with an epic cocktail such as an insta-worthy cocktail. Death by Chocolate combines Woodford Reserve Bourbon, almond milk, Guatemalan drinking chocolate and cinnamon syrup, served with a side of flaming theatrics. It’s available Thursday to Sunday from 4 pm in the Living Room bar for $59 for two. 

New 70s inspired coffee hub

Keep your eyes on the corner of Kinmond Avenue and Jeffcott Street at Wavell Heights for an orange-hued shipping container.  Apricot Coffee is due to open in mid-August with takeaway coffee and dine-in to follow. It is located next to Pear Exercise, a women’s health care clinic.  The coffee will be Parallel Coffee with decaf options, lactation cookies and other options for new mums.

Global Fiesta will scratch those itchy travel feet

The second Regional Flavours festival at South Brisbane promises roving entertainment, immersive performances, and a colourful street party. Global Fiesta at South Bank Parklands from August 20 to 22 will have cooking demonstrations and a cuisine and craft marketplace. Brisbane chefs Josh Lopez and Louis Tikaram, Latin chef, Alejandra Utrera and Indigenous Australian chef Aunty Dale Chapman will celebrate their heritage through cuisine. Tickets are $10.75 per person with free entry for children under 12 years. 

James Street Food & Wine Trail

Enjoy four days of the James Street Food & Wine Festival from Thursday, July 29 to Sunday, August 1. James Street’s 28 resident restaurants and bars, including newcomers BIÀNCA, sAme sAme, Essa, SK Steak & Oyster, and The Green will take over the street for the Sunday Market Day from 10 am to 6 pm. James St will be closed to traffic from Arthur to McLachlan Street to create one huge alfresco dining room. Wander through pop-up restaurant stalls in laneways and side streets to discover what talks to your taste buds or peruse menus.  

Edible Encores

Edible Encoures is a delicious world premiere music event where pineapples, tomatoes, strawberries, passionfruit and imperfect capsicums will inspire 12 Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra musicians. Edible Encores is a musical collaboration between West Village and Harris Farm Markets.  The rehearsal on Saturday, July 31 at 2.30 pm, West Village is free.

Portside Wharf Market

Expect a range of creatives, designers, local makers and entrepreneurs at the Winter Markets at Portside Wharf on Sunday, July 25, from 11 am to 3 pm. You find the city’s finest ceramics, plants, candles, fashion, jewellery, art, homewares, pet accessories and more here. Enrich your house with soul through divine colours and textures at Woodside Ceramics and La Petite Lulu Designs with handcrafted pieces that strike a balance between functional and aesthetic. Or spoil your fur baby at Daisy Chain Pet’s Apparel and Pluto & Ally Treatery with an array of luxury dog accessories and snacks.

Bridge at night

The Story Bridge from Howard Smith Wharves.

Brisbane’s budget bites

  • Howard Smith Wharves has a $25 Monday to Friday meal and drink deal until the end of July. Choose from Stanley, Mr Percival’s, Felons Brewing Co, Ciao Papi and Gigi’s Homestyle Cooking and pay $25 for their set menu, one course and drink experience. 
  • Pizza and pasta lovers – Il Posto at Paddington has an $18 pasta night on Thursday and $17 pizzas on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Find it on Latrobe Terrace. 
  • These have to be some of the cheapest cooking classes around. Experience Sunnybank resident chef and food tour host Tony Ching unveil the secrets to Asian cooking using his 35 years in the food industry and Chinese heritage for just $88 per person. The three-hour Asian cooking classes where participants how to prepare three or four recipes are held once a month. Each class has no more than 12 participants to ensure an up-close and hands-on experience. Once you have finished cooking, you can sit down, relax and sample your handiwork. There’s a take-home bag of goodies with a gift voucher, ingredients and some of Tony’s recipes, with a total value of over $25. 

Plan your next local escape

BLEACH, Gold Coast

2021 brings a food focus to the Gold Coast’s BLEACH festival for the first time. Feast With Us on August 12 invites guests to share three unique culinary and cultural experiences, dining under the stars. Celebrated chefs Aunty Dale Chapman and Chris Jordan share the vibrant flavours of the bush and showcase First Nations cuisine. Expect oysters and pippies, sea vegetables, fermented fruit, seaweed crisp, and fish. The dinner at Burleigh Heads costs $155 per person. 

Paddock to plate farm tour, Mary Valley

Would you like to know the difference between pastured produce and free-range?  The folk at Forage Farm in the Mary Valley will give you a tour of their farm on July 31. You’ll see chickens, pigs, sheep, cattle and Maremma dogs in action. Their family farm operation ethically produces eggs, pork, lamb and chicken, creating a new paddock to plate experience. They also have a farm shop. 

Cloncurry – home of Australian Survivor 2021

Here’s everything you need to know about ​Cloncurry, the town that is the mighty backdrop for Australian Survivor 2021. Thanks to its spectacular sunsets, rugged rocky outcrops and a population of a few thousand residents who helped the town take out “Queensland’s friendliest” in 2013, the “Curry” (as it’s affectionately dubbed) is about to explode onto our Road Trippin Radar. 

Awassi Cheesery

Awassi Cheesery at Grantham

Find of the week

Cheese Culture Club

This is a cheese club with a difference as all the cheese is handmade from sheep milk by Di Piggot at Awassi Cheesery near Grantham. The Cheese Culture Club promises inquisitive cheese lovers a food journey like no other.  Each month Di selects and hand-cut a selection of her boutique sheep milk cheeses (average total of 1kg of cheese) for your order. The July order includes a new chilli pecorino, Awassi feta, aged pecorino, halloumi, Australian Shiraz Ubriaco, mango balsamic and fig and ginger jam. It’s $85 plus $10 delivery, and orders close on July 22 July. Delivery is available to Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Toowoomba and everywhere in between. 

Pork Neck Sugo

Feast on Brisbane #27 Recipe of the week

Cold weather means it’s time for hearty meals.  This one will serve all the family at a budget price but with a flavour that will win hearts.  Straight from an Italian nona to you!

Pork sugo with pasta

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