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Good Food Month on James Street!

It is with great excitement that Brisbane welcomes Australia’s largest food festival to our city for the very first time.  Good Food Month offers a four-week feast of food events and culinary delights.  Of course, no fine-dining event is complete without some of James Street’s best restaurants.  Take part in Good Food Month through one of the many events below.



Breakfast Club – “Brekkie goes big and beautiful as you start the day in style.  Gather a gang of friends, schedule an early morning meeting, and join the club.”

Chow House is hosting a month-long breakfast feast special, which is made up of their signature Thai chicken omelette, and a house made coconut crumpet with lemon curd.

Let’s Do Lunch – “Leading restaurants in Brisbane and regional Queensland featured in the Brisbane Times Good Food Guide offer a great set lunch with a matched drink.”

Crowd-favourite Bucci Restaurant is hosting a month-long lunch special for your culinary delight.  Think seared swordfish with beetroot and fetta, crisp pork belly with porcini, candied apple, braised lentils and mash.  Plus, the added benefit of a perfectly matched wine.

Tinderbox is also offering a limited time only lunch special, and your mouth is going to water just reading about it.  Tillari free-range pork-sausage bolognese with gnocchi, parmesan and oregano is where it’s at, and probably where you should be at as well.

Hats Off Dinners – Hatted chefs from the Brisbane Times Good Food Guide indulge a few culinary fantasies and throw out their normal menus, for one night only!”

Gerard’s Bistro are hosting a banquet to celebrate the spirit and culture of the ancient lands that have inspired the cuisine at Gerard’s.  Award-winning head chef Ben Williamson and the team have created a sumptuous feast to transport diners to the Middle East, complete with live music.  This banquet will also double as the editors dinner, giving you the chance to sit down to dinner with the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide editor, Joanna Savill, and Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Editor, Natasha Mirosch.  Contact Gerard’s Bistro for ticketing information.


World Dinners – “Leave your passport at home for these culinary world trips.  Whether it’s a meal inspired by the food of Bangkok, or the souks of the Middle East, the flavours of several continents are served up right here on your doorstep”

Chow House will be hosting a dinner series, dubbed “Food From My Childhood”.  Thai-born, French-trained chef Timmy Kemp revisits her childhood through this three-course feast.  Journey with her, tasting the street-food favourite madtarback neua (fried spiced beef pastries), Massaman duch curry, and baked coconut pudding with sticky rice and coconut.  The dinner series will run for the entirety of July.

Bar Hop – “Whether palette-cleansing or taste-teasing, a good cocktail is a thing of beauty.  Some of Brisbane’s best bars shake it up in style for Good Food Month with a gin-inspired cocktail, and matched bar snack for just $20″

Classic James Street watering hole, Bucci Bar has curated a cocktail to tickle your tastebuds.  Made up of gin, cinzano rosso, and cherry liquer, this cocktail is perfectly paired with San Daniele prosciutto, house-made grissini, and marinated olives.

Talk & Taste – “Be inspired and learn something new as good and drink experts teach you the secrets of their own particular passion”.  

Join James St Cooking School and Leonie A. Ryder, author of Ginger in Australian FOod and Medicine, for lunch to celebrate this rhizome.  Five courses from canapes to dessert show ginger’s versatility, whether fresh in a salade of squid and orange, or in a lemon and ginger curd tart.  The class includes recipe cards to take home as well.

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July 14, 2014