What does heaven look like for foodies in Queensland? A month-long celebration of everything tasty, served up (or poured) for your enjoyment in quaint alleyways, bustling markets and suave restaurants.
Good Food Month is Australia’s largest food festival, with a huge line-up of events taking place throughout Brisbane during July.
Wondering where to start? Here’s our Top 5 Good Food Month event picks. Elastic-waisted pants are encouraged.
Night Noodle Market (July 17-27)
Hold on to your chopsticks! After years of serious FOMO as Sydney and Melbourne had all the fun, the Night Noodle Markets are coming to Brisbane.
The Asian-inspired market will pop-up and rock your world/tastebuds from 5pm (and 4pm on weekends) at South Bank, with loads of lanterns and live music to top it off. Find your cuisine of choice in a sea of stalls serving up hot Vietnamese pho, gyoza, authentic Indonesian food and, well, oodles of noodles.
Afternoon with the stars (July 13)
More a make-your-own kind of foodie? Book a spot at An Afternoon with the Stars to learn from the best (and the coolest) in the biz.
Listen, learn and have a bevvy with celebrity chefs like Peter Gilmore of Sydney’s three-hatted Quay, Ryan Squires of Brisbane’s Esquire and Esq, and Andrew McConnell of Melbourne’s Cuttler & Co.
Copious amounts of food left you thirsty? How does a Red Snapper or a Lychee Gin Zing sound? Bar hop around Brisbane’s coolest bars and lounges for a taste of some of their special Good Food Month cocktail concoctions.
Gastronomy After Dark (July 18)
If you’re equal parts geek and foodie you’ll be thrilled by the Gastronomy night at the Queensland Museum and Sciencecentre, where you’ll learn the science behind chocolate, cheese, beer and cocktails. Don’t forget to taste test!
COTAH’s signature chocolate class (July 30)
Okay, we lied. THIS is what foodie heaven looks like. An entire day of chocolate. Chocolate making, chocolate eating and general chocolate admiration. Plus, you’ll get to take home your chocolate praline creations to share with your friends. Or just eat them alone in your car.
Just starting to whet the appetite?
Take a look at the Good Food Month program for all the activities on offer around the city and further afield (party on Hervey Bay’s Scarness pier, anyone?).