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Brisbane Good Food Month is back this July!

Covid-what? Brisbane’s annual Citi-sponsored Good Food Month is back with a vengeance, returning this July and reminding locals and visitors why the city’s known for fab feeds.

With everyone turning out for the event, think Queensland’s own Alanna Sapwell brings her pop-up restaurant Esmay back to Brisbane after touring around the country; Ben Williamson’s fire-fuelled Agnes will be welcoming Melbourne’s own master of fire, Dave Verheul of hatted Embla into the kitchen for the perfect fiery feast; Louis Tikaram is set to mentor some of the region’s brightest up-and-coming chefs as they put on a fine four-course lunch at Howard Smith Wharves; Shane Delia joins forces with fellow hatted chef, Adam Wolfers at Gerard’s Bistro for an inspiring Middle Eastern feast; and Shannon Martinez will pay tribute to the vibrant Tel Aviv dining scene with a tantalising plant-based menu at Za Za Ta Bar & Kitchen.

Tickets will be available from 27 May from goodfoodmonth.com/brisbane. You should start planning your attack now. Here are 5 must-do events while you’re there and where they are:

Inchcolm Bar | 3 Martini Lunch

12pm – 3pm, Fridays throughout July for $59

Celebrate Good Food Month with a 3 Martini Lunch at Inchcolm Bar every Friday throughout July. Enjoy three signature martinis with a choice of entree and main for just $59 per person.

Walter’s Steakhouse | Chefs Table No. 3: Smoke

6pm – 9pm, 27 July for $120 

Bringing a timeliness charm to downtown Brisbane, Walter’s Steakhouse serves up premium, dry-aged sizzling steak, prepared and cooked with specialised methods. As part of its Chefs Table Series and hosted by Sous Chef Ben Pillpot in their Private Dining Room, this third instalment will be exploring a menu inspired by smoke.

The Balfour Kitchen & Bar | ‘POETS’ Lunch

12pm – 4pm, 16 July for $99

Poets Lunch at the Balfour is a celebration of the end of the week. An extra reason to leave early as tomorrow is the weekend! Enjoy arrival bubbles to get you in the mood, followed by 3-courses with a focus on the Balfour’s sustainable meats, seafood and local produce. Peak at the eccentric wine list to find a curious bottle or two to enjoy with lunch.

Libertine | Bastille Day

6pm – 9pm, 14 July for $65 

Nestled inside the historic, heritage-listed Barracks building on Petrie Terrace, Libertine dishes up Brisbane’s best blend of French-Vietnamese cuisine. This Bastille Day, the team at Libertine have designed a menu to surely satisfy any Francophile. Delight in a 3-course meal with 6-dishes, whilst soaking up the moody atmosphere and cascading chandeliers to raise a glass to freedom! 

Montrachet | Montrachet Dinner

6:30pm – 9:30pm, 8 July for $499

Celebrate Good Food Month at Montrachet with their prestigious wines and a specially curated five-course menu featuring Montrachet Restaurant favourites like duck and cognac parfait in a choux bun with mandarin glaze. This one-off event will take place in the restaurant’s exclusive private dining room.

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