Quick Bites: May 12

It’s all about wine, food, and honey puffs (always honey puffs) in Brisbane right now. Here are a few picks of what’s on:

Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Probably one of the most popular and famous foodie festivals in Australia, the 2011 event features such guests as Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, Fiona Donnelly, and Matt Moran (be still my beating heart…). It starts TOMORROW, and runs until Sunday. Tickets start from $50. Visit http://www.noosafoodandwine.com.au

Cellar Key

I’m that idiot who wanders up and down the aisles of bottle-os, not having a clue what I’m doing with wine. “Does this go with peanut butter? Does this one go with tubs of straight icing?” See, I’m a mess. If you’re like me, the Cellar Key function will be most welcome on your next trip. Here’s how it works: you get our your smart phone and scan the Cellar Key 2D code on the wine bottle. You’ll get instant access to reviews, a video tour of the winery, and my favourite – food and wine pairings. Eat Drink Brisbane were very kindly sent a bottle of Petaluma 2010 Riesling from the Hanlin Hill Vineyard in Clare Valley, so we could try the Cellar Key function. My reviewer reports back that it was easy to use, fun, interactive, and very useful in planning what to have for dinner. No more aimless wandering down the aisles, then! Just a few wineries are featured at the moment – for more information visit http://thecellarkey.com/

Panyiri (Greek Festival)

Whee! HONEY PUFFS! I love love love honey puffs. Can someone send me a bag via airmail? Please? Panyiri is a really fun yearly event, with entertainment, contests, music, and a plethora of Greek food stalls. I recommend wearing elastic waist pants. It’s on May 21 & 22, at Musgrave Park and the Greek Club. Visit www.paniyiri.com for more information.

*Thanks to Cellar Key for sending us a free bottle of wine to try out the Cellar Key function. We decided of our own accord to review Cellary Key on this site.

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