Josue Lopez's 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

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

■ 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.

■ 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.


Brisbane Times Good Food Month is a Fairfax Media event.