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Brisbane Good Food Month Returns with Exotic Talents in 2016

Brisbane Good Food Month Returns with Exotic Talents in 2016

| On 01, Jul 2016

It is that time of the year again when Brisbanites’ taste buds can be gratified with the fine touches of foreign flavours with Brisvegas’ very own, Good Food Month. Presented by Citi as part of one of the world’s biggest food festival, Good Food Month officially starts today, July 1st, and runs through to July 31st. Below is a list of highlights to mark on your calendars!

July 1st – Kicking off Good Food Month today is Yalumba winemaker and storyteller Jane Ferrari with a fabulous wine program. Wine and dine for $65 at 6.30pm at The Story Bridge Hotel.

July 6th – Melbourne’s George Calombaris, Brisbane Times 2016 Good Food Guide Citi Chef of the Year, will bring his two-hatted Press Club to GOMA. Six courses with matched drinks for $200. 6pm at GOMA.

July 7th – George teams up with Dean Brewer for a Gazi pop-up to deliver so Gazi Greek favourites. $160 which includes matched drinks at Atalanta.

July 7th – Chef and restaurateur Frank Camorra bring the modern Spanish tapas experience from Melbourne and Sydney to Brisbane in his Movida pop-up. $160 includes matched beverages at 6pm at Gerard’s Bistro.

July 11th – The Editor’s Dinner will bring together Sydney’s Peter Gilmore (Quay and Bennelong), Lennox Hastie (Firedoor), John Fink with Brisbane Good Food Guide Editor, Callan Boys, and Sydney Good Food Month Creative Director, Myffy Rigby. $165 at Otto.

July 13th – Momofuku Seiōbo’s executive chef, Paul Carmichael, and GOMA’s local, Josue Lopez, will be collaborating around a menu theme of fire and ice. Six courses with matched drinks for $200 at GOMA.

July 13th – The Young Chefs’ Dinner at ARIA will see talent from Esquire, Bundaberg Indulge Café, Montrachet, and The Wolfe, demonstrating their kitchen prowess. $170 includes matched wine, tea, and coffee at Aria Restaurant.

good food month 2016 04July 14th – Sydney’s Mark Best will be serving up dishes from his newly released book ‘Best Kitchen’s Basics’. Five courses for $160 at Esquire.

July 19th & 20th – Experience Thai cuisine with star chef, David Thompson, at his Nahm pop-up. Nahm was named 2014 Asia’s No. 1 restaurant. $200 includes matched wines at LONgTIME.

July 21st – Popular celebrity chef, Luke Nguyen, delivers a degustation to indulge in your exotic tastes. $79 for adults and $50 for children under sixteen at 6pm at Fat Noodle.

July 21st – Urbane Restaurant’s Alejandro Cancino prepares a three-course vegan feast with matched vines. $120 includes matched wines at 7pm at Urbane Restaurant.

July 22nd – Stokehouse Q hosts a very exclusive dinner on the Goodwill Bridge for a view that your eyes can also feast on. Three courses with matched drinks for $155 from 5pm to 9pm on the Goodwill Bridge.

July 25th – Author, restaurateur, and television personality Matt Moran serves dishes that are ‘rare and distinguished’ with matched Yalumba wines. $170 includes matched wines at Aria.

July 25th & 26th – Cormac Bradfield and Phil Marchant from Gauge welcomes Peter Gunn and Zach Furst from Ides in Melbourne in a talent showcase at an intimate Chef’s Table. Eight courses with matched beverages for $195 at 5.50pm & 8.30pm at Gauge.

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July 20th – 31st – The popular night noodle markets returns to the Cultural Centre forecourt of South Bank. This Asian hawker market opens weekdays 5pm until late and weekends 4pm until late.

With the heat being turned up in the kitchen, we can happily forget the dropping temperatures in Brisbane. Good Food Month gives us the perfect excuse to bloat our tummies and hibernate for the winter so let’s take advantage of the many delectably skilled chefs in town. Keep an eye on this space for all your Good Food month updates and reviews.

Image Credit:, Daniela Sunde-Brown