Fork Talk: All The Foodie News You Need To Know This Month

Fork Talk: All The Foodie News You Need To Know This Month

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 9th May 2022

From vegan banquets to exclusive cocktail menus, here’s a bite-sized round up of all the new restaurants and foodie news in the Brisbane this month.

Salts Meats Cheese Five-Course Vegan Dinner

An epic plant-based feast is on the horizon at Salt Meats Cheese, as the crew team up with Fable Food Co to host an exclusive five-course Italian banquet. The entirely vegan dinner will see a plant-based menu served up on Tuesday 17 May with all meat ingredients substituted with Fable’s mushroom-based alternative. From mushroom arancini to vegan lasagne and pizza rossa with notzarella, the $49pp experience will be dishing out at all of Salt Meats Cheese’s Queensland locations. Book here

La Costa Katy Perry Brunch

Straight out of a teenage dream, La Costa is hosting a Katy Perry inspired bottomless brunch on Saturday 21 May. Following the success of their It’s Britney Brunch, the rainbow-themed boozy spread will feature a hot ‘n’ cold canape menu, starring Perry Perry grilled chicken sliders, breakfast bruschetta, frittata breakfast sliders, and rainbow pancakes, alongside three hours of flowing mimosas. Don’t let this be the one that got away! Snag your seat here

Dine BNE City

Back for another year of fork-action, Dine BNE City is bringing you four weeks of over 100 exclusive offers and dining experiences across a mouth-watering list of venues, who’ll each be plating up delicious deals, menus, and events to suit every taste, time, and budget. From $25 lunches to exclusive ten-course degustation and wine walks, check out everything on offer here

Roll'd Vietnamese New Bánh Mì

Put your fork down and get your hands on Roll'd Vietnamese's new bánh mì, which has undergone a made-from-scratch revamp to get mouths watering. Featuring two new innovative fillings, a Saigon breakfast meets a classic Aussie BBQ in the Shaking Beef, while plant-based peeps can spice up their lunchtime with the Vegan Lemongrass Chilli Chicken. The adored classics are also levelling up, with new and improved baked-on-site bread and a pâté recipe from Northern French origins. Available now, you can order here.

Crust Pizza 21st Birthday Flavours

To celebrate Crust Pizza's 21st birthday, they're giving foodies a gift in the form of four favourite flavours returning from the archives. For a limited time only, you can dig into White Prosciutto, Philly Steak, Satay Chicken, and the controversial Peppered Pineapple, which settles the debate of whether pineapple belongs on pizza. The comeback flavours are a trip down memory lane for pizza lovers but are only available until the end of the month, so get your order in quick here.

Australian Cocktail Month

For the month of May, your fave Brisbane watering holes will be pouring an exclusive menu of cocktails in celebration of Australian Cocktail Month. With 24 venues serving up their very best, you can bar hop to icons like The Gresham, Savile Row, Death & Taxes, Cielo, and Gerard’s Bar, new faces like Frog’s Hollow Saloon, and many more. With a $20 ticket in your hot little hands, you’ll have access to exclusive $14 cocktails and $10 non-alcoholic options for the entire month. Sip, sip, hooray! For more info head here

NOTA Restaurant & Wine Bar

Paddington’s beloved NOTA has expanded its casually elevated ambience to its neighbouring space, transforming the former boutique into a new neighbourhood wine bar.With the adjoining wall kicked out to create a casual thoroughfare between the two spaces, patrons can grab a seat in the exposed brick bar and take their pick from a 5m wall of carefully curated wines, as well as tasty bar snacks or anything on the full NOTA menu. For more info on the familiar favourite’s new look, head here.

The Lodge Bar & Dining

From Queenstown to Queensland, Rodd & Gunn is bringing their innovative fusion of luxury and style to James Street. Offering fashion, food, and wine in a single breathtaking heritage building, it’s a memorable experience for all your tastes. Crafting the menu will be internationally venerated chef and Kiwi talent, Matt Lambert, with his dishes brought to life by Head Chef James Evangelinos. As for drinks, New Zealand’s only Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas will highlight multi-award-winning New Zealand wines on the expansive wine list. For more info, head here.



Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.