It’s that time of year again, friends. The time when Brisbane is taken over by the iconic Good Food Month – a month long celebration of food, wine, indulgence and going back for seconds! We don’t know about you, but we’ll cheers to that.

While Sydney must have us trumped when it comes to reality TV socialites and Melbourne may be leading the pack with AFL stars, we’re proud to say that Brisbane is stepping up and serving up. Showcasing the very best of local produce, chefs and cuisine, Good Food Month is our chance to show the rest of the country what Brisbane brings to the table (both literally and figuratively). With a delicious line-up of events that is bigger and better than ever, we’re anticipating a little extra winter weight by the time summer rolls around (and we’re not even mad about it).

Read on for our pick of the events to hit-up at this year’s Good Food Month.

Pasta Party at Bucci | Thurs, 12 July

Holy cannelloni! Two of Australia’s most celebrated Italian chefs are teaming up for an epic Pasta Part – yes, you read that right. For one night only, Bucci restaurant will host an exclusive four-course celebration of Italian cuisine, with Monty Koludrovic (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Sydney) and Danielle Dixon (Bucci, Brisbane & previous Master Chef contestant) joining forces for an unmissable journey through the land of divine art, ancient culture and lip-smackingly good food. Throughout the evening, each course will be introduced by the Chef and served alongside a thoughtfully paired wine. This is a ticketed event so make sure you don’t miss out!

Night Noodle Markets | Wed, 25 July 25 – Sun, 5 August

A rite of passage for Brisbane foodies, the Night Noodle Markets is when South Bank Parklands is transformed into a massive Asian food market. With stalls representing every corner of the diverse Asian continent, the Night Noodle Markets is your chance to feast on signature dishes and innovative new tastes. This year’s market will feature plenty of familiar names as well as a few new stalls that may become your new fave – we’re talking Bao Brothers, Donburi Station, Kin Cen, Little Kyoto x Pho Real, Phat Elephant, and more. Try to avoid eating the day of – you’re going to want to try one of everything.

Brand’s Laira Pop-Up Cellar Door | Wed, 25 July 25 – Sun, 5 August

Love the chance to bend the elbow? This Good Food Month, South Australia’s Brand’s Laira is bringing a pop-up bar to the coast of the Brisbane River! From the Coonawarra wine region, Brand’s Laira is making the migration up north to bring their favourite pours to the good people of Brisbane. Setting up on the banks of the river throughout the Night Noodle Markets, the pop-up Cellar Door is your chance to savour multi-award winning wines alongside an exciting array of Asian cuisine whilst soaking up the festival atmosphere. The team have also managed to raid the Chief Winemaker’s cellar and there will be a limited amount of Flagship One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon available – the 2015 vintage was recently awarded the trophy for ‘Best Coonawarra Cabernet’ at the globally renowned International Wine Challenge. Obviously, we need to sample a tipple of this…

Let’s Do Lunch | Throughout July

A first-rate lunch at some of Brisbane’s most esteemed venues (with a tipple on the side, of course) for only $38? Um, YES PLEASE. Throughout the month, some of our favourite dining establishments are offering diners the chance to enjoy incredible dining without the hefty price tag. ARIA Restaurant, The Fish House, Montrachet Restaurant and more will be taking part.

Bottomless Boozy Brunch | Every weekend in July

As part of the Friends Of Good Food Month events series, our loves at Pourboy will be serving up bottomless, boozy brunches all month long. For $39, you can select 1 of 4 mouth-watering breakfast options and wash it down with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. If you weren’t dusty before, you might be after this…

 

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Image: Aria via Good Food Month