Brisbane will showcase Queensland’s food, produce and musical talent with the launch of the inaugural delectable Brisbane festival from Monday 16 to Sunday 29 July 2012.
The 14 day program will feature some of the state’s and Australia’s best known food and gardening personalities showing how to cook and grow Queensland’s premium produce.
The festival program kicks off with the seventh national delicious. magazine Produce Awards, then heats up with an array of public food and music events, indoor and outdoor art installations, and expert talks and workshops at South Bank, Brisbane CBD and City Botanic Gardens.
Key events include:
– delicious. Produce Awards 2012 (ARIA Restaurant, 16 July)
- Regional Flavours weekend at South Bank – showcasing over 100 of Queensland’s best food and wine producers from 12 growing regions (21-22 July)
- Chef demonstrations @ The Hub, South Bank Cultural Forecourt (21-28 July)
- 3D mapped light projections on The Wheel of Brisbane and QPAC Towers, South Bank (20-29 July)
- delicious.does dinner @ Stokehouse, hosted by Valli Little (25 July)
- Garden talks @ Main Stage, South Bank featuring Australia’s leading garden experts, horticulturalists and Queensland growers (21-28 July)
- GROW in the City – a 2.5×4 metre living vertical garden in Brisbane’s CBD (18-29 July)
- FOOD BOWL @ City Botanic Gardens – a tasting experience from Brisbane’s best restaurants and SOUNDS @ Riverstage – a gala concert with the QSO (29 July).
The range of gastronomic events and experiences will give Queensland producers and chefs an opportunity to show off their innovation, excellence and diversity, while highlighting the vibrancy of Brisbane’s food scene.
Visitors to delectable Brisbane will have the chance to learn from leading chefs including David Pugh, Alastair McLeod, Nick Holloway, Caroline Jones, Shinichi Maeda, Javier Codina, Pablo Tordesillas, Annette Fear and Ben O’Donoghue. Guest chefs from interstate include Matt Moran, Poh Ling Yeow, Luke Nguyen, Matthew Evans, Damien Pignolet, Miguel Maestre, Damian Heads, Justin North and Valli Little.
The musical line-up for the Riverstage includes guest stars Marina Prior, David Hobson and Guy Noble with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the free musical program at South Bank will be provided by the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
The gardening program includes sessions with the Garden Guru Phil Dudman and Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis, Jennifer Stackhouse, Colin Campbell and Jerry Coleby-Williams.
The festival will reinforce Brisbane’s reputation as a leading event destination and the perfect place to visit during the winter months.
delectable Brisbane offers both free and ticketed events: www.delectableqld.com.au.