A three martini lunch, Heston’s $35 Brisbane burger, champagne yum cha, new CBD Japanese, more cheesy toasties, scenic farm gate trail, new Noosa escapes, it’s all in Feast on Brisbane #31. 

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Feast on Brisbane #31 Tenya roll

Tenya’s Flame grilled wagyu beef roll 

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Here are seven food finds for your eating pleasure.

Brisbane’s best new restaurants and cafes 2021

Could you use a list of the best new Brisbane restaurants and new Brisbane cafes so you can keep up with openings as they happen? I have done it for you and will be updating it monthly. It’s a carefully curated selection that includes the places every Brisbane food lover wants to know about.  Bookmark it and use it as a guide when you are searching for somewhere new to try. More here 

New city restaurant

Opening in Brisbane Quarter in early September, TENYA is set to satisfy sashimi and sushi lovers plus those who love traditional and modern Japanese food. Run by Tony Cheng, founder of the hugely popular Hana Zushi Japanese Restaurant in Sunnybank.  It will be located on podium two of the Brisbane Quarter. It will be great to enjoy those stunning views across the river to South Bank and beyond again. Head Chef Yang Zhao will oversee the kitchen with an a la carte menu featuring tempura, udon noodles and a range of hot and cold dishes including firm favourites like the ocean king prawn roll, soft shell crab roll and flamed grilled beef rolls. At lunch, there is a special Ichijusonsai three-course set lunch menu from just $45 per person. There are several private rooms including the Kaiseki and Omakase room where the chef will create a bespoke meal and also a VIP room catering for up to 30 people.

Scenic farm gate trail

Itching to get out and about and find some new tastes? Hop in your car and taking a scenic drive this Saturday (August 28 for the Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail. Meet the farmers, shop local and fill your empty esky. 15 farm gates will be open including Summer Land Farm, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, Towri Sheep Cheeses, Christmas Creek Garlic, Olive View Estate, Bee All Natural Honey and the Scenic Rim Farm Shop where you can find an amazing array of locally grown produce. If you miss this one, there’s another on Saturday, October 23. Find out more here.

Dine Heston style for just $35

The Fable Food Co based at Hunchy on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has teamed with Michelin star chef Heston Blumenthal to create The Heston Fable Burger. It’s the ultimate non-meat burger made using his favourite mushroom-based meat from Fable and exclusively available at Grill’d Wintergarden and Carindale.

Served with Heston’s signature gastronomic flair, the burger is delivered to the table under a smoke-filled cloche with silver service touches. You’ll also get Grill’d Famous Chips with a touch of white miso mayo and your choice of premium wine pairing, local beer or a non-alcohol beverage.  Bookings are essential and available until August 22. Find out more here 

Brisbane dining deals

Yum Cha & Champagne Sundays at Stanley

Take in river views, enjoy live music and indulge in a Stanley yum cha experience curated by head chef, Louis Tikaram at Howard Smith Wharves It’s on from 11.30 and to 3 pm (two-hour seatings) $58 for adults and $15 for kids under 12 with a $137 premium yum cha package that includes two hours of Louis Roederer champagne. More here 

Three Martini Lunch

The bar in The Inchcholm by Ovolo on Wickham Terrace does martinis very well and now they are making it official with a Three Martini Lunch on Fridays.  For $59 you get three martinis of your choice, plus an entree and main. They also have a Signature Martini Hour at 5.30 pm daily and jazz Thursdays at 6.30 pm.  Find out more and book here

More toasties for CBD

Much loved toasties king Melt Brothers will open a new store on Level E in the Myer Centre in late August.

Last sun at Noosa National Park.

Plan your next escape

Add these to your list to check out on your next Noosa getaway.

Vegan and vegetarian in Noosa Heads

Herbert Restaurant in Noosa Junction has a plant-centric food menu that uses local, foraged ingredients and farm-fresh vegetables. There’s a variety of cocktails and an eclectic wine list. 

Hastings Street’s local grocer

The thoughtfully reimagined Milk Bar Grocer has recently opened in Hastings Street’s Bay Village, featuring locally sourced produce. Enjoy a unique grocer experience when you shop for your everyday essentials, freshly made food and curated pantry items. Convenience has never been so luxurious. 

Family-owned Noosa Hinterland brewery

New in Cooran, in a beautiful heritage-listed building with historical significance to the area, is a family-owned brewery and taproom Noosa Hinterland Brewery. Enjoy a handcrafted beer in a lovely location.

Duke Street’s new Asian eatery

Popular brewhouse and modern Asian restaurant O’Ren has relocated to Duke Street Sunshine Beach, just a short ride up the hill from their old site. Here you can enjoy and bigger and better space while you indulge in their delicious menu.

Best sausage rolls in Australia

Spend the day exploring the beautiful gardens and nursery at Fairhill Native Nursery, followed by a coffee and pastry at the botanist & baker café. Be sure to taste the claimed best sausage roll in Australia while you are there!

Feast on Brisbane #31 Bastion Lane

Find of the week

Coffee roasted to match milk alternatives

Do you prefer milk alternatives with your coffee? Since discovering my milk intolerance I have become a fan of oat milk. In my search for the perfect brew, I’ve been taste-testing Bastion Lane’s Alt Coffee.  This coffee is roasted exclusively for use with milk alternatives like soy, almond, oat, macadamia and coconut. The smooth acidity means none of the usual splitting that non-dairy milk can cause. Instead, it is deep, rich and chocolatey flavour, boasting roasted hazelnuts with a full-body, smooth mouthfeel. The coffee is hand-roasted by founder Gary Wall in small batches in the Roast Office, located in the 1909 heritage-listed Uki Post Office in the idyllic village of Uki. You can order grind options to suit a home coffee maker, from whole beans to espresso or plunger, and sign up for a weekly, fortnightly or monthly coffee subscription here.

classic pumpkin pie

Feast on Brisbane #31 Recipe of the week – Pumpkin Pie

I’ve noticed that Pumpkin Pie is polarising dessert. People either love or hate it with a passion.  I love it and I’ll often pick it if I spy it on the menu asI did at Walter’s Steak House recently.

This recipe has tips from pumpkin pie experts so you can be sure of a delicious result.  Practice making it now because it’s perfect for Thanksgiving in November.

Pumpkin Pie

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