Hey Brisbane folk (and nearby neighbours), are you a foodie, kitchen warrior, wine fancier or just like eating good grub? Regional Flavours is on this weekend at the South Bank Parklands, promising farm fresh produce from Queensland’s market movers and shakers, plus live cooking demonstrations from some well-known chefs, alongside good music and mouth-watering gourmet fare.
Presented by The Courier-Mail, the free food and wine shindig will feature a marketplace where you can buy direct from 90 farmers and producers from around the state, serving up the best ingredients from nuts, berries and spices to a whole lot else besides. There’s also lots of cooking inspiration to be had, with a top line-up of live demonstrations, including modern sweets maestro Darren Purchese, Logan Food Ambassador Poh Ling Yeow, and MasterChef Australia judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.
For a more intimate cooking experience, there’s the Queensland Taste Stage, where local chefs will be whipping up delicious fare from Queensland produce for punters to taste and try. Or there’s the Hunting Club Stage, where you can experience lamb and beef cooking demonstrations, butchery master classes and hear stories from South-East Queensland graziers.
Festival goers can also wander the wine trail outside to savour a sangiovese, local pinot, merlot and other drops rich in Queensland terroir. (Don’t worry, there’s local craft beer, too.) And, of course, winter sunshine with live music by emerging artists at the City Sounds Stage.
Sound like good, clean fun? Pop by the Regional Flavours website to find out more on what’s going on. And bring your eating pants.