Quick Bites Special: Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show
I consider myself to be a fairly generous person. I bake people cakes for their birthday. I stand up for little old ladies on trains. Sometimes I let my friends have the last beer from the jug (sometimes).
But, when it comes to food samples, I am the cheapest, scungiest, Scrooge-like person around. I make an absolute beeline for those people in Woolies offering little product samples. D gets embarassed and hangs back. I tell him to man up and get in there.
Perhaps he can practice his food sampling skills at the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show next weekend. I am rather excited about this. Finally, a place to appreciate food, wine, and not get judged for grabbing free samples. Here are the deets:
When: Friday November 6-Sunday November 8.
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (South Bank).
Time: 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday.
Cost: Tickets from $18 (concession); Masterclasses extra; Celebrity Theatre Shows $2.50 each (correct me if I’m wrong on this one, people; I’ve just done the math and bought a combined show+entry ticket for $20.50). Tickets available from Ticketek.
Celebrity Theatre: MasterChef’s George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, Aria Restaurant’s Matt Moran, and Brett’s Wharf’s (and Ready Steady Cook’s!) Alistair McLeod are some of the maestros who will be cooking up a storm live on stage. Afterwards, chefs will be doing book signings.
Masterclasses: Classes include the Cheese Matters Masterclass, the Fresh Flavours of Asian Cooking class, The Tasty Meals on a Budget cooking class, and wine Masterclasses.
SAMPLES: Woo! Taste products from more than 300 exhibitors, and check out cooking equipment and accessories. Exhibitors include Allandale Wines, Barossa Valley Estate, Black Pearl Epicure, Campos Coffee, Newcastle’s Pudding Lady (this woman sounds amazing), Noosa Natural Chocolate Company, Tupperware, and Le Cordon Bleu Australia.
Specials: There will be special offers on a variety of food, wine, and cooking products. Bring your Visa, and a small child to carry your bags.
Other Stuff: For something more substantial, you can eat from the chef-designed menu at the on-site restaurant, Wild Oats. Here’s a chance to scoff some dishes from the likes of Matt Moran and Fifteen Melbourne’s Tobie Puttock for as little as $8 (dessert).
So? What are you doing still reading this and scratching your bum? Go get your ticket, fool!
Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show
Friday November 6-Sunday Novembre 8
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank