Celebrate the Queensland food adventure with Regional Flavours, July 20-21, 2013

Surrounded by gardens  of South Bank Parklands and one of Brisbane’s best ‘eat streets’, this year’s Regional Flavours will celebrate the Queensland food adventure on Saturday July 20 and Sunday, July 21.

Whether you’re hopping on a plane to experience the world’s best restaurants, foraging at local markets for fresh ingredients, mastering the latest food technique or simply experimenting with seasonal produce in your humble kitchen, in July your food adventure starts at South Bank.

With more than 100 of the State’s best producers; a main stage program; an onsite bar; a children’s food adventure area and a dedicated riverfront gourmet food and jazz event at River Quay, the fifth Regional Flavours has something for everyone.

Located on Little Stanley lawns, the Epicurious Tent is home to on-trend demonstrations and presentations by local, interstate and TV celebrity chefs. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature series two winner Adam Liaw MasterChef and Hayden Quinn from MasterChef series four as well as demonstrations from some of Queensland’s most talented chefs including  David Pugh, Nick Street-Brown, Damon Amos, Spencer Patrick and Annette Fear, to name a few.

The Courier-Mail Piazza will be transformed into a fantastical, child-friendly ‘food world’ to inspire creative food adventures, known as The Food Imaginarium. Join Alice Zaslavsky, the bubbly and passionate cook from MasterChef series four, as she creates ‘Fairytale Food’ and take part in a range of hands-on activities that draw inspiration from the intersection between food, creativity and science.

River Quay will revel in stylish gastronomy in the vein of what Brisbane has come to know from this stellar dining destination. Sample the famous fare from all five restaurants through mini gourmet menus matched to high-end wine, champagne and prosecco as well as demonstration topics designed to show off each restaurant’s food passion. Live entertainment and discussions will run throughout the weekend.

Head to The Hunting Club, run by The South Bank Surf Club, for beer and cider in all its glory. Sample Queensland’s best frothy tipples with specially selected paddles of both beverages, which will be matched to a delicious menu designed to keep any huntsmen and women sated (think camel sliders and sustainable seafood).

Not forgetting the traditional drop, there will also be a selection of wines available. Chat with roving industry experts as they impart their knowledge on brewing, drinking and selecting beer and cider. If you’re still feeling peckish, grab a small taste from one of the 12 funky food ‘trucks’, operated by South Bank retailers, which will be ‘pulling up’ along Little Stanley lawns to sell their delicious wares.

Or for something more substantial, drop into one of the 64 restaurants, cafes or bars along Little Stanley Street and The Parklands to immerse yourself in your choice of cuisines from around the world.

Visit www.regionalflavours.com.au for updates and more information

Kerry Heaney

Disclaimer:  Just spreading food love - nothing more