Winter in Brisbane means blue sky days, blazing sun, and just enough chill in the air to be pleasant. It's the perfect kind of weather for the al fresco picnic experience on offer at the James Street Food and Wine Trail.
Returning in 2019 for its eighth year, the Food and Wine Trail is an outdoor festival celebrating food, wine, and the eateries of James Street. Dozens of chefs, restaurateurs and suppliers will swap bricks and mortar kitchens to provide visitors with restaurant-quality food and wine, all under the Queensland sun.
The Trail itself is a multi-course offering, beginning with a series of appetising Trail Days starting on 25 July. James Street establishments like Chow House and Sixes and Sevens will offer an entree of dining experiences, wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations. The main course will be served on 28 July with a full street Market Day dishing out culinary offerings, demonstrations, live music and a Kid's Camp vegetable patch for children to explore.
80's and 90's Disco Party at Sixes and Sevens on 26 July dishing up a special menu to a soundtrack of your favourite childhood bangers;
ILVE Pop-Up Kitchen at the Market Day on 28 July, hosted by Gourmet Traveller writer Michael Hardon and featuring demonstrations by the chefs of Bucci Bar and Restaurant, Gerard's Bar, and Hellnika.
James Street has become a popular food and retail precinct since its formation in 2010, with over 130 food and retail outlets, including restaurants like crowd-pleasers Ribs and Burgers and designer retailers. The street will remain open on Trail Days so why not check out what else in on offer and make a day of it?