Regional Flavours is South Bank’s signature food and wine festival. Held in the Southbank Parklands, it is the perfect weekend activity to enjoy a Brisbane winter. Local and celebrity chefs and food experts will fill eight different venues for two days packed full of tastings, cooking demonstrations, information sessions and discussions. Amble along the festival’s famous Producer Showcase on Little Stanley Street to sample, buy and discuss fresh produce and artisan products from 100 local food producers, growers, wine makers and restaurants. Visitors who love the sweet combination of cheese and wine will love sampling the best of Queensland Taste while listening to local emerging musicians, and street-food fans can get their fix when South Bank’s restaurants pop up in the eatSouthBank food trucks on Little Stanley Street.
Vivienne’s Cottage Spice Shop is a small business located in the Granite Belt region in Queensland. They produce one of the finest blends of homemade Sri Lankan curry spices and plenty of other products that will satisfy your taste buds.
Mary Macon is a new lamb product developed by Amber Bates of Maryborough. The patented recipe creates cured and smoked sliced macon based on an old Scottish recipe. Mary Macon is cooked and used in the same manner as bacon, but the taste and texture is deliciously different. It can be used in recipes as a bacon alternative that packs a new, intense flavour.
Piggy in the Middle is a partnership between cousins and sixth generation farmers, Dean & Mason Mayne, their wives, Kate and Krystal, and their growing families. Their heritage breed pigs and self-shedding sheep are moved around our farms grazing natural pasture, followed by their chickens who scratch, aerate and fertilise the land, gobbling up any parasites that might be left behind. Because they rear our animals this way, they do not need to use any chemicals, hormones, antibiotics or pesticides. They are very proud of their produce and the way it is grown, and they know that you will enjoy its superior flavour.
Amble through the festival in style with these key WSworkshop pieces. From the Poncho that keeps you cosy, to the Lunch Container for all your goodies, and the Picnic Set and Corkscrew Knife, you will be prepared for all manner of treats discovered along the way.
When you're all said and done, celebrate with a sundown tipple with one of BNE Soda Co's delectable soda syrups.