Category Archives: Brisbane

John Farnham headlining The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine at the 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

John Farnham and his iconic voice are slated to headline The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine at the 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.     Over 10 days, close to 300,000 people will attend more than 77 events taking place including a floral street procession.   The 70th program launch was officially unveiled last week by  Cr Geoff McDonald with some very special people in attendance.

Toowoomba City Cr Geoff Mc Donald said, “What makes Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers so special is that there is so much to experience – if you love emerging music, we have that.   If you are a gardener, we have plenty! I  f you are a foodie, then prepare for flavour overload.   If you love a low and slow BBQ with a beer to match, that’s easy! If you are here for gardening tips and tricks, then take a seat.   If wine is your thing, then choose a colour!   If you want to learn the history of our classic pubs, take in a steam train ride, experience a Tombstone Tour, be wowed by an amazing teapot exhibition or be surrounded by hanging flower baskets, then we also have all that!”

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Brisbane to welcome rock star chef for one flavour-filled week in May

David Tsirekas joined Nostimo Restaurant Bar as Chef in Residence upon its opening in June 2018.   Sydney’s acclaimed 1821 is also under David’s culinary baton, meaning he splits his time between both states while serving high quality, innovative dishes that always deliver on flavour, yet remain authentic and true to Greek flavours.   Brisbane also shares Tsirekas’ flavours with Chicago, after he was approached to oversee the launch of two modern Greek restaurants in the US city after mega restaurateur Louie Alexakis heard about his talents.  Chef Tsirekas is famed for changing the approach to Greek cuisine here in Australia  with his cooking style being described as ‘daring, self-assured and full of expression’, a chef who makes ‘harmonious and refined dishes, not just ones with intensity and macho charm’.

In a culinary powerhouse of innovation that will send shockwaves through the Brisbane dining scene, Greek Superchef, Dimitris Katrivesis will be joining David Tsirekas for an exciting week of flavour in May, including Brisbane’s first ever Greek Yum Cha experience. “A dish, a great dish, is the most complex work of art, as it should appeal to all five senses and, once devoured, it must remain in memory like a painting, a melody, or a beautiful view,”  says Chef  Katrivesis.

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10 events to experience in Outback Queensland

More than 20 different event organisations, shires and local groups, from Longreach to Winton, Paroo, Birdsville, Roma, Cunnamulla, Charleville collaborated to promote Outback Queensland’s destinations.

Cunnamulla’s world-famous Saddle Bronc cowboy and famed Indigenous horseman, Angus Mitchell were there on his beloved rodeo horse, as well as the Boulia Camel, a whip cracking goanna, cowboys from the Isa Rodeo, LIVE MUSIC from band Open Season, an original Cob & Co wagon, the world famous Outback Racing Loo and the racing team, an Outback BBQ which was free for the first 250 people, hosted by much-loved chef Matt Golinski serving up Queensland Outback beef and more!

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s sensational Autumn season of sound!

Queensland Symphony Orchestra has a sensational season of sound in store for autumn, from hip-hop to Handel and trombone to T-Rex, guaranteed to keep you warm as the temperature (finally) heads south!

After the wonders of Dreamscapes featured the works of Australian pianist and composer, Elena Kats-Chernin as well as Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (allegedly written under the influence of opium, whilst Berlioz recovered from the heartache of being spurned by an actress who didn’t return his love letters!) on the weekend, next up is Jurassic Park!

‘Theme from Jurassic Park’ is widely regarded as one of John Williams’ greatest works and his score to the film, written in 1993 (nearly 30 years ago!), often makes ‘Top Ten’ lists of the greatest movie scores of all time! On Saturday 27 April, Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform the entire Jurassic Park soundtrack live with the film projected in HD at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. It’s an epic concert for the whole family, 65 million years in the making!

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Moulin Rouge star brings Parisian brilliance to Brisbane as Cabaret de Paris returns for 3 shows only!

After dazzling audiences across the seas, the glamorous Parisian revue show CABARET DE PARIS will return with its BIGGEST cast ever to make Brisbane sizzle during winter for three shows only on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July.

Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change performers, illusionists and of course the famous French Cancan Dancers! (please note: the 2pm show on Saturday will be covered, while the two evening performances are topless)

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Autumn at Bacchus Restaurant, Brisbane

Bacchus Head Chef Massimo Speroni has welcomed Autumn with a new standout dish headlining the a la carte menu, called, quite simply,  Crocodile.

Chef Speroni joined Bacchus direct from the 2-Michelin starred Ristorante San Domenico over two years ago, bringing with him an extraordinary cache of experience, having worked under owner-chef Valentino Marcattilii. Through Speroni’s flavour-lens, the menu features fresh, classically created dishes.  Entering Bacchus is a special moment – the rich chestnut interior throws hues of deep mahogany, tobacco and marble, creating a welcome that is only heightened by Restaurant Manager Kevin Puglisevich, who is seamless in his command of the space. The wine list of more than 600 offerings celebrates the great grape growing regions of the world and is curated by Sommelier Andrew Giblin, himself an almanac of stories of ancient vineyards and colourful winemakers.

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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron: Inaugural Brisbane To Hamilton Island Yacht Race

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron announce that the inaugural Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race for Super-Maxi, Multihull, Shorthanded, and Cruising Division fleets will be set sail from Moreton Bay, on Friday, 02 Aug 2019. Entries are now open to all competitors in this exciting new race on the Australian yacht-racing calendar, which will head to Hamilton Island just in time to participate in the hugely popular and much anticipated Whitsunday Race Weeks.

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