Dine out in Brisbane City in July

Brisbane’s Dine Out In The City starts today with a long list of delectable events and dining experiences from 12 – 28 July.

Prepare for 16 days of deliciousness with over 30 Brisbane venues sharing dining experiences and special dinners designed to lure you into their venues.

It’s a diner’s dream with restaurants showcasing their best meals at a top value price. Choose from fixed price menus at some of Brisbane’s best diners including Aria, Bistro One, I’l Centro, Cha Cha Char and e’cco Bistro or join some of the special event dinners.

Here’s some options that caught my eye –

* Dakota Vale Farm Chicken main for $30 or Dakota Vale Farm Duck entree for $20 both served with Bulmer’s Apple Cider at Spring p 3229 0460

* Two courses from The Euro Winter Warmer menu: one entrée, one main and a glass of selected wine at $40pp. p 3229 2271

* Nose To Tail 5 Course Degustation Dinner, Wednesday 31 July. Pay homage to the many quality cuts of fine Qld beef and top Yalumba wines. Experience the breaking down of the carcase from nose to tail. $140pp. Pig ‘n’ Whistle, Riverside p 3832 9099.

* Sake Brewer’s Dinner, Wednesday 31 July. A degustation dinner created by head chef Shinichi Maeda matched by a range of premium sake with Kozaemon from Nakashima Brewing Co and Eriko Mukohda from Kirinzan Shuzo Brewery. $149pp. p 3339 0999.

* Toast The Legendary Sand Crab Lasagne at Il Centro until 31 July, Lunch & Dinner. Receive a complimentary bottle of wine* with every two main orders of Sand Crab Lasagne   $39.50pp. 3221 6090.

* Gypsy Jazz Fridays – Live At Moda 12, 19 & 26 July, Fridays only. Three courses with multiple share dishes the Catalan way $85pp or Tapas share plate for two with six dishes $45pp. Complimentary glass of Manzana Verde for dinner bookings.

Talk to Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and he’ll tell you Brisbane diners enjoy some of the freshest produce in the world with Queensland the major agricultural and horticultural contributor nationally during the winter months.

“Brisbane has one of the shortest distances between ‘paddock and plate’ and the Brisbane Market is Queensland’s largest centre for distributing fresh produce for Brisbane restaurants, cafes and takeaway outlets," Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says.

“With the quality of catch taken daily from the pristine waters of Moreton Bay it’s little wonder so many Brisbane menus boast high-quality fresh seafood dishes.

“It’s also not unusual to see our restaurants offering Lockyer Valley vegetables, Kilcoy beef, Buderim ginger, Stanthorpe fruit and an abundance of other local agricultural and horticultural produce.

Brisbane Marketing CEO, John Aitken says figures show locals and visitors alike are embracing the local foodie culture.

“The latest ABS Retail Trade statistics show the largest increase in Brisbane’s retail trade activity is occurring at cafes, restaurants and takeaway food outlets,” Mr Aitken says.

These deals are a great opportunity to dine out at old favourites, try new restaurants or treat yourself without breaking the bank.  Also the perfect way to organise a group dining experience without wondering what the bill will be like at the end.

For a complete list of foodie events and delicious dining experiences for day and night visit www.bnecity.com.au

Bottom line:  Great deals from top restaurants
Best tip:  Take advantage while it lasts.

Kerry Heaney

Disclaimer: Brisbane Marketing is an advertiser on Ed+bK.