What's on: Brisbane Good Food Month week one

Natascha Mirosch
Josue Lopez's artfully plated squab dish is inspired by the Harvest exhibition at QGOMA.
Josue Lopez's artfully plated squab dish is inspired by the Harvest exhibition at QGOMA. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

The first week of Good Food Month, presented by Citi, is packed with great experiences; some sadly are already sold out but there are still plenty of great events. Here's a day-by-day rundown on events with tickets still available.

Tuesday, July 1

■ Keep the kids busy these school holidays with a cooking class. Kitchen by Ozharvest has spaces left for its hands on cooking class in Fortitude Valley for children aged 4-8.

■ Love pinot and pork? Check out the dinner at Lab Bar + Bistro at the Treasury Hotel. Or settle back into a cushioned booth and take a trip to the Middle East and North Africa with a gift of take home spice mixes and recipe cards at Mecca Bah in Fortitude Valley.

■ Esq, the casual section of three-hatted Esquire, is going 'street' with food such as highly marbled beef over coal and takeaway dumplings in vinegar (multiple dates).

Wednesday, July 2

■ Get a bit of country air go on a farm tour, take a cooking class, attend a producers dinner, or a bush tucker walk in the gorgeous Scenic Rim region. Or take in a cooking class on Tamborine Mountain with Tamborine Cooking School.

C'est Bon are holding a French high tea complete with champagne.
C'est Bon are holding a French high tea complete with champagne. Photo: Supplied

■ Back in the city, toast the afternoon with tapas and craft beer at Rogue Bar & Bistro in Newstead (multiple dates).

Thursday, July 3

■ Raw food is so on-trend - if you're interested for health reasons or just want to see what it's all about, Laneway Learning's $17 cooking class is possibly the best value in town. Held at Bean cafe, classes cover fermenting cabbage, vegan and raw food (multiple dates).

■ At sophisticated wine bar Cabiria there are more than 300 wines to match with a special Good Food Month three-course meal.

Friday, July 4

■ Grab dinner from a food truck or multicultural food store at Love your Local Markets at Hawthorne.

■ Get to QGOMA to see the Harvest exhibition followed by a classic food-related film in their cinema. If that's whetted your appetite, head to the Gallery's restaurant and sample some of chef Josue Lopez's cutting edge, artfully plated food.

■ You can also check out some food photography at a free exhibition at Fish Lane Studios at the Fox Hotel, or take in the Hilton Hotel's new large-scale art project in the atrium, followed by dinner at their signature restaurant, Vintaged.

Saturday, July 5

■ Get up early and sample breakfast from around the world at Moggill Markets at Brookfield.

■ Lovers of Thai food should book a class with Katrina Ryan (ex Rockpool & Spirit House) of the Golden Pig Cooking School in Newstead to learn the art of authentic Thai curries, including how to make curry pastes from scratch in a mortar and pestle. The class includes lunch and a glass of beer or wine.

■ C'est Bon in Woolloongabba are holding a genteel French high tea, served with champagne, naturellement!

■ Head to the country to enjoy a taste trip of locally produced delicacies at the Winter Harvest Festival in Aratula, or take in the stunning views from Spicers Peak Lodge at their regional producers five-course degustation lunch.

Sunday, July 6

■ How about a traditional high tea at the elegant Customs House overlooking the Brisbane River in the CBD, or a high-chair high tea at Deer Duck Bistro in Auchenflower, at which littlies are more than welcome.

■ Take the family for a classic Sunday Italian lunch including wagyu lasagne at L'Angolo Bistro at Hamilton. Pony Dining's Family Sunday three-course lunch includes a roast cooked over the coal pit, and the kids can construct their own sundae for dessert.

■ Celebrate the season at Mondo Organics with a relaxed afternoon of free-range, slow-roasted pork shoulder and winter vegetables matched with Australian chardonnay.

See brisbane.goodfoodmonth.com

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