Regional flavours at Southbank

This year's Regional Flavours event at South Bank is shaping up to be fabulous combination of food pleasures including 100 food stalls, Queensland wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, sustainable gardening practices and cooking competitions with an extended two-day program over Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July.

There's a great line up of chefs including Ben O’Donoghue, Dominique Rizzo, Junior MasterChef 2010 Twins Isabella and Sofia and former MasterChef Contestants who will conduct cooking demonstrations, showcasing Queensland produce.

The offerings include a hands-on sustainable garden complete with chickens, recyclable seating, compost bins, edible plants and Q&A sessions with television personality and horticulturalist Jody Rigby and Gardening Australia’s Jerry Coleby-Williams; as well as wine and beer appreciation sessions and a design exhibition featuring installations on sustainability.

Here's what happened last year - 

Regional Flavours 2010 from map magazine on Vimeo.

My event highlights include -


10.30am – 11.00am Cooking demonstration by talented chef Nick Holloway, Nu Nu Restaurant, Palm Cove.
3.00pm – 3.30pm Cooking Demonstration by twins Isabella and Sofia – Junior Masterchef 2010 Finalists Appreciation Sessions - gotta give it to these kids who make many adults look ham-fisted in the kitchen.
Sample some of Queensland’s best local brew and enjoy an entertaining and educational look into the world of boutique beer, presented by Matt Kirkegaard, Good Beer Lunches. Entry is free however places are limited and subject to availability. Must be over 18 years.

Event: Regional Flavours – 100 Queensland producer stalls, cooking demonstrations and sustainable food practices
Date: Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July 2011
Time: 10am to 5pm
Location: Little Stanley and Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank sessions and a design exhibition featuring installations on sustainability