Regional Flavours 2022 returns to Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands from May 13 to 15 with a hot new lineup of new chefs. This year it’s the chefs behind Brisbane’s big-name restaurants along with Masterchef favourites and celebrity chefs that you love.
Regional Flavours 2022
Regional Flavours 2022 at South Bank Brisbane includes A-list foodie names that will delight food lovers. It’s great to see the chefs from big-name Brisbane restaurants having the opportunity to get out from behind the pans and share their stories with the people who love their food.
It reads like a diner’s dream list, and if you have eaten at these restaurants, you’ll know why. The Regional Flavours stage will see chefs from hotlist restaurants Ages, Esssa, Rosmarino, Stanley, Otto and Golden Pig. Masterchef alum Georgia Barnes, Courtney Roulston, Khanh Ong, and local star celebrity chefs Peter Kuruvita and Alastair McLeod, along with Paul West, Georgia Barnes, Miguel Maestre, complete the lineup.
My Best Tips
- If you want to meet the big-name chefs, get a tick for the opening party from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday 13 May. Ticket holders can mix with Miguel Maestre, Khanh Ong, Paul West, Georgia Barnes, Alastair McLeod and other top chefs.
- Go early on Saturday and Sunday! The parking will be easier, and you are guaranteed to have the best selection. It can be hard for store holders to judge how much stock they need.
- Go hungry! The food array here is always highly tempting, and you can snack your way around the festival. Check the list below and make your own must-try list.
- Located near the main stage, ‘The Country Club’ transforms from a party venue on Friday night to a foodie school on Saturday and Sunday for 10 exclusive $20pp Masterclasses. Guests can learn about regional and seasonal produce, Asian and Italian flavours, native Ingredients, gin, cheese and more from industry experts.
- Be sustainable and take your own bags.
- Check out the demonstration timetable and plan your excursions around the things you want to see.
- If you are planning a long stay, put an esky in your car for any purchases that need refrigeration.
- A picnic rug (you can pick this up from your car when you drop off your purchases) is handy as it offers seating flexibility. There are two live music stages and a fun, free Kids Collective experience with spaces for chilling and relaxation, with the demonstrations and activities open from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Grab a spot under a shady tree in South Bank Parklands and enjoy the vibe.
Here’s what to expect at Regional Flavours 2022
There’s a Marketplace
Regional Flavours 2022 is a weekend-long festival dedicated to the best of the best local and Australian producers and foodies. There will be the usual fabulous with over 50 stalls from farmers, growers, graziers, winemakers, distillers, brewers, and artisan producers from around Australia showcasing their wares. Stallholders are coming from Stradbroke Island, Yeppoon, Byron Bay and Ballandean with their mouth-watering products.
Here are some of the products you can taste and buy –
- Thomson’s Scottish Tablet
- Innovative freeze-dried bone broth from Boneafide Broth Co
- Brisbane Valley Quail
- Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream
- Brookie’s Gin
- Crackers with organic flowers from Silver Tongue Foods
- Truffles and cheese from Stanthorpe
- Beer from Straddie Brewing Company
- Granite Belt wines
The Ultimate Grazing Table
The theme for 2022 is The Ultimate Grazing Table with immersive experiences and live demonstrations from the chefs you love.. (I’ve got some tips on making your own grazing table at home here.) From classic Italian and Chinese to wine and cheese pairings, this year’s demonstrations will fascinate your inner foodie. There will also be a Gin Lovers experience, and farm to fork sustainability will be presented across three stages.
One of the event’s many highlights will be the native cooking demonstration from bush tucker pioneer and award-winning slow food chef Dale Chapman. Dale’s extensive culinary experience and knowledge have seen her teach and promote Bush Tucker in the culinary capitals of Italy, France, and Japan.
Kids Collective and Live Music
Live music and DJ sets will also be happening across three venues, while Kids Collective will get the young ones interested in taking a sustainable food journey from an early age.
Regional Flavours 2022 Event Information
Entry to Regional Flavours is free. There is a car park right underneath the festival grounds. It’s very convenient but runs at a day rate which can be expensive. Also, make sure you remember which exit to South Bank Parklands you use when leaving your car. It is a bit of a maze, and you can spend some time looking for your car, trust me!
For the latest event information visit Regional Flavours.
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