It’s back – the pick of local food news.
Taking it to the streets
Tacquito Taco Pop Up launched on Sunday in Kelvin Grove and my spy tells me there were 200 people waiting for a taco at 1pm. It's great to see Brisbane embracing new food options and congratulations to the team who got it all together. They ran out proving popularity makes it tough for everyone to get their fill, but there will be more. Line ups are all part of the fun for pop-ups. Make sure you check their Facebook page for updates.
I'm looking forward to seeing more on the road – that means you Jay Holland and your Wing n it. More speed to your slow tradies in outfitting the van. In the meantime, you can get your food truck fill at The Wandering Elephant and The Bun Mobile
Applause for Symphony
Hot off the presses – Ewen Macpherson of Symphony Hill tells me that they just have won a major award at the Canberra Winewise Awards which judge only gold medal winning wines over the last 12 months. Their 2009 Reserve Petit Verdot also was awarded trophy for Best Other Red Variety Trophy - Yalumba got the Other White trophy. Symphony Hill is now listed amongst the big boys and girls down south like Rosemount and Heggies. Well done Ewen and Symphony Hill Winemaker Mike Hayes.
Popular Auchenflower café restaurant Sprout has taken a bit look at its home ground suburb and decided there’s a shortage of quality food options. The good news is that Sprout is now offering new combination of grab-n-go coffee + pastry, a new patisserie with the most delicious French pastries, plus dining for breakfast and lunch as well as their traditional dinner. They envisage that Sunday brunch may involve lots of champagne… Find it at 111 Haig Road, Auchenflower. They are open six days a week and will be open over Easter.
Adelaide Food FestivalThey do food well in South Australia and this new Adelaide Food & Wine Festival promises eight days of mouth-watering events across the state. It all kicks off with a Market Feast on Saturday April 6 and continues through till April 14. My top picks are the Bacon Trail with Saskia Beer, a Pie Float Off competition, plus hands on classes, Say Cheese mozzarella stretching, an around-the-world chocolate experience and a dinner that celebrates one of SA's foremost food and wine lovers - Don Dunstan at Fino Willunga.
Burlesque and Louboutins
The name Christian Louboutin, the celebrated designer behind the world-famous line of red-soled shoes, puts a gleam in the eye of any self-respecting shoe fashionista. Here’s a chance to enjoy a French-themed cocktail party with canapés and wine, followed by an exclusive screening of Louboutin’s film Feu in 3D which was a hit at the French Film Festival. It’s all in aid of Dress for Success Brisbane and will be held on Tuesday 16th April at Palace Cinemas. Tickets are $60 + booking fee (all proceeds go directly to Dress for Success Brisbane). Book here
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