This month G&G is travelling the globe, between France, South-East Asia, Italy and the USA – all from the comfort of the 4000s. Between indulging in cheese, slurpin’ down noodles, devouring hotdogs and gorging yourself on pizza, you might be in trouble from your PT by the end but we’ll still love you!
Regional Flavours | South Bank
Some things just get better with age, wines, cheese and Regional Flavours. This year marks ten years of Queensland’s favourite free food and wine festival, and we believe it’s set to be the best yet. July 21-22 get ready to swan around South Bank Parklands, drink in hand, soaking up the atmosphere and sampling every food you could imagine. There will also be cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, check out the full program here.
Le Festival | South Bank
Bust out the beret and Breton stripes, we’re readying our bodies for three, glorious cheese filled days at Le Festival from July 6-8th. Laze on the banks of South Bank and devour beef bourguinon, croquet monsieur and bouillabaisse or sweeten the deal with French crepes, creamy nougat and praline. As well as food there will be French fashion stalls and a chance to win a trip to TAHITI! See how here.
Night Noodle Markets | South Bank
Noodling into our lives for the 5thyear in a row, the Night Noodle Markets are returning to South Bank 25 July – 5 August, transforming the promenade into a bustling Asian marketplace. Feast on more tasty dishes than you can poke a chopstick at, including food from Donburi Station, Little Kyoto, Little Red Dumpling, Puffle and Bao Brothers. Sweet tooth? Black Star Pastry and N2 Gelato have got your back.
Hellcat Maggie | CBD
We considered ourselves to be hell raisers, but that was before we met Hellcat Maggie. The cheeky hole-in-the wall laneway bar and kitchen is a little slice of downtown New York, smack bang in the middle of Brisbane city. Embracing Melbourne’s laneway vibes, the relaxed space is serving up share-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Opens Monday 16th!
Shiraz Showdown | Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley
As temperatures plunge, red wine consumption increases, that’s just science. To celebrate winter AND spicy shiraz, Osbourne Hotel are bringing together some of the best blends in the business for Shiraz Showdown. Sip your way through tastings and masterclasses and vote for your favourite before the grand finale August 5th! See all the events here.
Laneway WV | West Village | West End
Say ciao to Italy in West End this July thanks to inner-city oasis Laneway WV. Salt Meats Cheese and Gelato Messina will be popping up in the West Village Laneway to serve up delicious eats from breakfast til dinner. Think vegan pizzas (you can add meat, don’t despair!), creamy cheese wheel pasta, breakfast bruschetta and the most luxe hot chocolate you can imagine from Gelato Messina.
Cheese Tea | Majestea | Sunnybank
Tea and cheese. It’s a combination that even we didn’t see coming, but now it’s all we can think about. Get all images of parmesan floating in your iced tea and surrender to the beauty that is freshly brewed tea topped with creamy cheese foam – whipped cream, milk and cream cheese. Available at Sunnybank’s Majestea, we recommend making like a cheese wheel and rolling on in.
Little Valley | Fortitude Valley
Springing up on Warner Street to make the Valley a whole lot happier is the brand-new dining hall from the award-winning Rick Shores team – Little Valley. With a list of mouth-watering Neo-Chinese cuisine to line your belly before a big one, and a cocktail list to get you started we have a feeling this place is going to be anything but little news. Our pick? The half twice-cooked duck with fermented plum.
Wimbledon Garden Party | Covent Garden | West End
Jolly good old chap! Covent Garden is bringing a massive lineup of English gins to their West End oasis to celebrate the exclusive tennis tournament on July 15. Taste the best of the best with a 3-hour beverage package, a chocolate fountain and their best-selling high tea towers. Sip your way through Bombay Sapphire, Hendricks, Edgerton Pink Gin and Hayman’s Old Tom amongst many more. Tickets available here.
Nostimo | South Brisbane
The Greek Club has reopened with a bang! The newly refurbished Nostimo will have you shrieking OPA as you devour towers of saganaki with caramelised fig with caramelised figs, mountains of tender octopus and piles of fried calamari with ouzo mayo. Available for everything from casual dinners to functions, you’re in for a plate smashing good time!
Words by Emma Callaghan – the gourmand whose hotter than the fourth of July.