Six new categories have been added to the Brisbane Times Good Food Month, with Brisbane and regional Queensland’s restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and producers encouraged to join in on the activities of the month long event.
Brisbane Times Good Food Month is the only month long food festival in the state from July 9 until August 9.
The new categories adding to the event’s lineup include Omakase, a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it to you”, menus are thrown out the window and surprises are the order of the day with a set price meal; Good Pub Food, Queensland’s best pub grub is put on show; and Precinct Parties, neighbourhood venues create a joint food promotion or offer.
Other new categories include Up Close and Personal, personalised events such as a produce tour or private dinner with a chef; Little Lunch, grown up lunches at kids’ sizes and prices; and Up Late, late night venues offer evening snacks and drinks.
The iconic Night Noodle Markets, which attracted 170,000 attendees in its inaugural year, will also be expanded to accommodate more passionate Brisbane food lovers and stalls at South Bank with an extra night and longer hours on weekends.
The Night Noodle Markets will be held over 12 nights from July 22 to August 2.
Natascha Mirosch, creative director, Good Food Month, said the festival was the ideal opportunity for chefs, venues, and producers to showcase their offering to a broad audience.
“We’ve got a huge array of categories to choose from, giving the industry the chance to flex their creative muscles and interpret these to make them truly their own. We were so excited by what was created in 2014 that we couldn’t wait to come back in 2015,” Mirosch said.
For more information on the other event categories, visit www.brisbane.goodfoodmonth.com
Early Bird registrations close April 18.