July in Brisbane means The Brisbane Times Good Food Month is back. This family friendly, month-long event showcases Australian food at its finest. Particular focus will be made to local Brisbane restaurants highlighting the enormous growth of the industry in our state. The Brisbane Good Food Month is not only a great experience or a day out for the family. But if you’re a hospitality business owner, it’s a fantastic way to get your creative juices flowing. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.
The Good Food Month festival is the world’s largest of its kind and offers everything from fine-dining to special events and markets.
This year’s special events include a dinner at Aria cooked by Matt Moran showcasing all that is “rare and distinguished”. Or, if you’re vegan, you’ll love the three-course vegan feast at Urbane Restaurant cooked by Alejandro Cancino. You’ll hear from Alejandro and winemaker Lousia Rose on everything sustainable and vegan in both cooking and wine.
And if you’re a Masterchef fan make sure you visit the Gazi Pop-Up where George Calombaris will team up with Atlanta chef, Dean Brewer to serve up a Greek feast.
Hats Off Dinners
These dinners consist of a collection of hatted restaurants from the Good Food Guide, which will be creating one-off meals for their guests. These restaurants include Kyomi, Homage, and Thomson’s Reserve.
Along with all these events, specials will be included at some of Brisbane’s favourite eat and drink venues. So look out and help celebrate Good Food Month.
Night Noodle Markets
Running from July 20 until 31, the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets are one of the major highlights of the festival. Held at the Cultural Forecourt in Southbank the markets are free to enter and are a fantastic way to get a fix of your favourite Asian cuisines. The markets will consist of 25 food stalls offering street-style food with an authentic Asian hawker market atmosphere. You’ll also be treated to some great bars as well as nightly entertainment. This year, the markets are going cashless with only debit or credit payment options available. But do note that Amex and Diners cards will not be accepted.
For the first time at the festival, the Night Noodle Markets will also host some guest appearances. On July 24 you’ll be able to rub shoulders with patissier Adriano Zumbo, who will be launching his newest venture- television show Zumbo’s Just Desserts. Along with this, Home & Away’s newest stars Jackson Heywood and Orpheus Pledger (the Morgan brothers) will be on site for meet and greets on July 23. And lastly, Chef Luke Nguyen will visit on the 22nd with a selection of his favourite dishes from Fat Noodle.
Don’t forget to stock up your kitchen- either residential or commercial- with all the appliances you need to create the dishes that have inspired you at the festival. Browse through our range of kitchen and commercial appliances and rent from us today.
**Please note that everything mentioned under the headings “Special Event” and “Hats Off Dinners” are ticketed events and are selling fast. So if you’re interested, book your spot by heading to the Good Food Month website.