Drive through lasagna, walking cannoli, truffle delivery, rooftop bar life, self help fine dining, direct from the farmer and must book high cheese, all in Feast on Brisbane #29. A carefully curated collection of the best available food and travel inspo to keep your spirits up during Brisbane’s snap lockdown.
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Here’s seven food finds for your eating pleasure in Feast on Brisbane #29.
Drive through lasagna
CJ’s Lasagna Drive-Thru is back this time with an updated lasagna menu, fresh pasta and house-made salumi boxes. You’ll find 1 kilo of beef ragu lasagna and focaccia (serves two to three people) for $50. Sand Crab Lasagna is $60. The drive-through is located at 22 Prospect Street, Fortitude Valley. Starting on Wednesday, it is operating from 12 pm to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday for the duration of lockdown.
Danger Zone! When your morning walk takes you past house-made cannoli at Little Little Italy Cafe Red Hill. Tonight’s lockdown dessert is sorted with rocky road and tiramisu cannoli.
Truffle home delivery
Time to treat yourself with a new toy in the kitchen – how about a truffle! One truffle can turn so many different dishes into a masterpiece – roast chicken, scrambled eggs, baked camembert, mashed potatoes… are you feeling it? Here’s what you need to know and how to get a truffle delivered to your door.
Woolloongabba’s Paris end rooftop bar
Did you know that Woolloongabba has a Paris end? Yes! There’s a slinky new rooftop bar with delicious French food to discover. Follow the stairs up to a new rooftop view of Brisbane at Ooh La La. Enjoy French food and champagne and a super cocktail menu too.
Fine dining at home
Much lauded Montrachet has launched a semi-prepared French cuisine package matched with beer, wine and pre-made cocktails. Order online before 8 pm the night before and collect it from Mica Brasserie at Newstead or King Street Bakery. You can also pre-order patisserie treats from Mica for an easy flash and dash pick up. More about Mica here
Direct from the farmer and delivered to your door
9Dorf Farms in the Lockyer Valley have launched a new website with a home delivery service. You can buy their pasture-raised poultry (you have to try their eggs and succulent chickens), pasture-raised pork and beef. This is a fifth-generation family-owned business that has been farming in the Lockyer since 1918. Find out more about pasture-raised eggs here. Order from 9Dorf here.
Yes, High Cheese, a cheesy boozy take on the classic high tea, is definitely a thing! So much a thing at La Valle that due to overwhelming demand, they have released limited-edition tickets for their one a month instalments of this cheesy affair in 2022. High Cheese at La Valle in Fortitude Valley comes with a tiered cheese tower featuring sweet and savoury goodies plus two hours of bottomless wine for $39 pp. Bookings open from January 16, 2022, with 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm sessions.
Plan your next escape
Brisbane’s new five-star sustainable hotel
Here’s the verdict from my second visit to Crystalbrook Vincent, formerly The Fantauzzo. It’s a fabulously easy and enjoyable city staycation with plenty of good feel vibes. More here
Your next beach holiday
It’s time to get dreaming of future holidays in the sun, lying on a secluded beach listening to waves gently lap the shore while palm fronds wave in the breeze overhead. Are you there yet? Here are my top six Queensland beach holiday destinations. There are some you’ll know and some you should discover, and it’s much better than thinking about the lockdown. 🙂 More here
What makes my day?
Great feedback from readers who love reading my newsletter and blog. Thank you, BoomingOn, for your kind words. Eat drink and be Kerry is a 13-year obsession that has taken me around the world, searching bite by bite. You’ll find so many yummy things and plenty of travel inspiration for your next getaway on these pages. Please tell me what you enjoy the most!
Diary Date -Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival
The Gold Coast is gearing up for a Festival celebrating Australia’s best golden brews, with the announcement of the first-ever Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The Festival will be held in Broadwater Parklands between 11 am and 5 pm. Over 40 premium craft beer and cider producers are expected to participate.
It is being organised by the Schwartz Family Company, which has operated the Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival for over a decade, and the Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival. Tickets cost $20 per person for online pre-Festival bookings or $30 per person on the day. They include entry into the festival, tastings from the best local and interstate craft breweries, gourmet food vendors, live music, and other festival activities. As with all Schwartz Festivals, the family-friendly atmosphere will include free activities for children. Children under 18 years old are free of charge.
Special accommodation and festival packages including accommodation, breakfast, festival tickets and a four-pack of Sydney Brewery craft beer are available at Hilton Surfers Paradise and Paradise Resort Gold Coast, both within easy access of Broadwater Parklands. Rates start from $287 (per room, per night) at Hilton Surfers Paradise and $425 at Paradise Resort Gold Coast. Conditions apply.
Feast on Brisbane #29 Recipe of the week
Here’s something light and delicious that will make you feel like you are dining out at a restaurant.
MATT SINCLAIR’S FRASER ISLE SPANNER CRAB FRIED RICE
If you are not a seafood lover, chicken makes a great subsitute.
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