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

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 3rd November 2023

From lobster feasts to Aussie high teas and a new brunch menu, here’s a bite-sized round-up of all the new restaurants and foodie news in Brisbane this month.

House of Lobster at One Fish Two Fish

One Fish Two Fish is anything but shellfish, which is why they’re extending the House of Lobster menu for the whole of November! The dedicated three-course menu of mouth-watering crustacean-filled dishes is the ultimate indulgence for lobster lovers, featuring lobster-filled jacket potatoes, baked half tropical lobster mornay, grilled bay lobster with a lemon butter sauce, and BBQ half tropical rock lobster topped with sea urchin butter amongst Japanese noodles. As for dessert, you can take your pick of raspberry sorbet or deep-fried vanilla ice cream with crumbed coconut and a drizzle of passionfruit syrup – how shucking good! Book here

Industry Beans’ New Menu

Brunch fiends, set your sights on Newstead’s Industry Beans because they’re sporting two new menus designed to suit a range of occasions and budgets. You’ll find brekky that doesn’t break the bank on the Brunch Classics menu, featuring the OG avocado smash, sweetcorn fritters, goats cheese omelettes, and their new Daily Muffin with bacon, egg, hash brown, provolone cheese, and coffee-infused hollandaise sauce – all ranging from $10-$25. Meanwhile, those who want to elevate their morning feed can peruse the Signature Brunch menu, with crowd-favourites like the chilli barramundi, porcini nest, and pandan bubble waffle, as well as new dishes like quinoa and pomegranate salad, spring pea orecchiette, and wattleseed panna cotta. 

Scugnizzi’s Catering 

What’s the best way to someone’s heart? Pizza, of course, and Brisbane City’s Scugnizzi is dishing up a whole lot of love with their catering service. Specialising in top quality catering services for corporate meetings, birthday parties, and events, these hearty pies are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. From prosciutto to truffle and pancetta, margherita, and salami, each large pizza feeds up to six people, and seamlessly pairs with sides of arancini, salads, and dessert. Available for convenient pick up on Adelaide Street or delivery, this is amoré! 

Summer Sundowners at Frida’s Field

Sunny Saturday afternoons are best spent at lush picnics snacking and sipping with your nearest and dearest, which is why Byron Bay’s farm-to-table restaurant, Frida’s Field, is expanding its offering with Summer Sundowners. Set up al fresco on the venue’s expansive lawns, watch the sun set over the orchard-lined hills as you dine on Ploughman’s Plates with house-made terrines, pickles, chutneys, locally-made cheeses, and vegetable crudites, as well as a selection of tartines including grilled beef with Cafe de Paris butter, fish rillette with farm pickles, or grilled zucchini and ricotta. A range of cocktails will also be on the cards, featuring local spirits and house-made syrups using Frida’s grown ingredients like lemon myrtle, elderflower, and fresh herbs, alongside local beers and minimal-intervention wines. Taking over the pastures on Saturday afternoons from 4pm starting November 11, it truly is the dreamiest way to see out the season. 

Lennons Aussie Icons High Tea

Lennons Restaurant & Bar are dishing up the nostalgia with their Aussie Icons Series High Tea – a spread of true blue favourites that pay homage to Australian flavours. From $49, you and your mates will be digging into the likes of Mooloolaba king prawn and cucumber brioche, pressed pastrami and swiss cheese ciabatta, irresistible finger buns, and vegemite scrolls. Thoughtfully curated with a range of beverage pairing options, take your pick of premium teas and freshly brewed coffee, or get a little boozier with a decadent Tim Tam espresso martini, champagne, and more. Book here

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.
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