Good Food Month: A tasty celebration in Brisbane
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 19-30)
Hold on to your chopsticks!
The Asian-inspired market will pop-up and rock your world/tastebuds from 5pm (and 4pm on weekends) for 12 days at the Cultural Forecourt 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.
Hot tip: The Night Noodle Markets are now cashless, so all you need is your credit/debit card and an appetite!
Laneway! Street-food! Music! (July 28)
Where is the best place to eat street-food? In the street of course! Presented by Beer the Beautiful Truth, sample flavours from across the globe made by Australia’s finest chefs. Revel in the street-food vibes of a dimly lit Brisbane laneway that won’t be revealed as the location until closer to the event.
Price: $50 per person which includes 3 food items and 4 ice cold beers.
XXXX Alehouse – The ultimate beer food (August 6)
Beer and bar snacks go together like Wine and Cheese. Explore the iconic XXXX brewery in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, then sip on beer and taste expertly paired snacks that will compliment and intensify the taste of each brew.
Price: $48 per person which includes 6 matched beer and food combos.
Young Chefs Lunch (July 23)
Sample what the future holds for Brisbane’s taste buds at the Young Chefs Lunch. Held at Aria, young undiscovered chefs will be cooking up a storm under the guidance of Head Chef Ben Russell.
Price: $150 per person including 4 courses with matched wines.
Hat Swap (July 27)
Well, not literally. Melbourne restaurant Embla Head Chef Dave Verhel will be joining forces for the first time with Brisbane restaurant Gerard’s Bistro Head Chef Ben Williamson to create collaborative dishes. Held at Gerard’s Bistro on James Street in Fortitude Valley, this pairing will be sure to impress.
Price: $165 per person including 5 share courses with matched wines.
Just starting to whet the appetite?
Take a look at the Good Food Month program for all the activities on offer around the city.