July is set for Good Food in Brisbane

Hold onto your seats Brisbane, there's a roller coaster ride of great food options heading your way in July!

Good Food Month presented by Citi launched yesterday with Brisbane now on the list of cities to experience the festivities. First on the calendar, Brisbane's month will be held in July when the weather here is enough to make southerners weep. Expect crisp mornings, clear blue skies and warm sunny days.

Kerry Heaney, Ferran Adria and Natascha Mirosch

It started in style with one of the world's most influential chefs, Ferran Adria of Spain's famed elBulli restaurant (Five times voted Best in the World), on hand to share some of his food knowledge.  It's all part of his mission to document the evolution of contemporary cooking around the world.  He is in the process of transforming his restaurant into what will become the elBulli Foundation - a creative workshop and resource for chefs.

So what's planned for Good Food Month in Brisbane?  For a start we will be welcoming Night Noodle Markets at South Bank's Cultural Forecourt from July 17 - 27.  Sake Restaurant is one of the first leading Asian-inspired Brisbane restaurants to grab a spot. 

The full program has yet to be revealed but Harvest- Art, Film + Food, will also be showing at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from Jun 28 to September 21.  This is an exhibition with over 150 works from the gallery's collection with a program of films, talks and dining experiences. There's also a very special exhibition publication with essays, interviews and recipes from some of the biggest names in the Australian restaurant industry.

QGOMA executive chef Josue Lopez had fun with the food for the launch event serving up some surprises and classics ranging from carrot lollypops (opening photo)  to the perfect 'tim tam' (last photo below). 

Kerry Heaney