Brisbane, get ready for the Good Food Month

Good Food Month
Sydney has had the Good Food Month the last 15 years.

Melbourne held it for the first time last year.

Now Brisbane will see the launch of Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi, with over 150 food themed events on offer in the City and regions across the whole month of July. If you picked up a copy of the Sun Herald (South East Queensland edition) on Sunday 8 June, you would’ve gotten your grubby hands on the 24 page insert of the full program. But don’t panic if you didn’t – the program is available online at and I’ve seen copies in some participating venues.

There is going to be such a variety of events running throughout July – Brisbane will be spoilt for choice! Of all the events, I’m super excited about the Night Noodle Markets that kick off at South Bank on July 17 after following Jackie M‘s participation at last year’s Sydney Night Noodle Markets (she’ll be back at the event in October!).

But there are heaps more stuff happening, so here are a couple which have perked my interest:


In Brisbane

Loving Local by OzHarvest

Our friends are volunteers at OzHarvest, so we know about the good work they do rescuing excess food which would otherwise be discarded. Here they are offering a special three-course dinner that showcases freshly sourced local produce with one of their favorite local chef. Who could that be?

Gerard’s Banquet by Gerard’s Bistro

We loved our past encounters with Gerard’s Bistro, so to hear they’re putting up a sumptuous feast designed to transport diners to the Middle East already sounds amazing.

Public Goes Paleo by Public

I’ll admit I have never gone paleo. I’ve never even considered it, but we have loved every meal at Primal Pantry and I am definitely interested in explore paleo meals. Open mind, right? Especially when it’s prepared by the guys at Public. They’re even matching paleo drinks to the five course meal.

Green Grown by Urbane by Urbane

A green four course meal full of organic and sustainable food and wine. What’s not to love?


Further afield

Synergy of Ceramics & Japanese Food by Wasabi

I am a sucker for pottery, Japanese ceramics in particular. They are rarely perfectly symmetrical, but their ‘flaws’ give them much more character and I’d like to think that gives them perfection. Seeing them being used in the presentation of food is always a joy.

‘The Library’ Local Producers Dinner by Spicers Hidden Vale

It’s the Spicers Hidden Vale. Need I say more?

The Peak Long Lunch by Spicers Peak Lodge

Fancy a five-course degustation lunch on the mountaintop overlooking the Great Dividing Range? Yes, so would I.