Salivate and Satiate: Regional Flavours

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Hungry for foodie events celebrating Australian producers and chefs? Helen Flanagan has three tantalising offerings.

Time to relish in Regional Flavours. The much-loved annual food and wine festival returns to the foodie’s haven of South Bank Parklands in 2021, with a new format to celebrate the best Queensland has to offer including internationally-revered local chefs and producers.  

 The long-standing format has evolved into a series of three exclusive, diverse, and immersive experiences, with intimate discussions and close encounters of the demonstration kind, and of course there are discoveries tastings and dining opportunities across all areas of the program. 

 Best be quick and hot foot it for the first one, a celebration of Australia’s incomparable landscape, the makers and pioneering chefs at Grazed and Grown from 18 to 20 June.  

 Hosted by talented effervescent chefs, Alastair McLeod and Matt Kirkegaard, you’ll be captivated by skilful cooking demonstrations and talks with industry leaders; listen to their stories and become educated on the importance of seasonal produce, food philosophy and sustainability.

 Discover delectable bites and innovative ingredients in The Marketplace, filled with producers and artisans within 250km of Brisbane. Revel in live music, and craft beer from local brewers or perhaps a cocktail at the Country Club bar. Why not upgrade your ticket and indulge in an exclusively catered, signature event at River Quay and treat your taste buds to world-class flavours and local, seasonal, and sustainable produce.  

 Missed out and famished? Not long to wait for the second event called Global Fiesta, presented by Regional Flavours South Bank from 20 to 22 August and just as delectable as the first event.  

  Purchase a one-way ticket and be transported to a melting pot of cuisine, culture, and carnival. With three main performance stages, roving entertainers, indigenous presentations, a colourful street party and a lively marketplace showcasing international foods and craft, it’s time to celebrate Australia’s best food experiences!

 Take a spice tour through South Bank’s Epicurious Garden or dine with one of Australia’s most sought-after chefs in an exclusive, ticketed event, hosted by one of South Bank’s sensational restaurants.  

 The Marketplace will again feature, this time with an array of cultural cuisines and flavours. With a mix of ready-to-eat food and produce stalls, you will be able to work your way through a foodie haven. Hear the producer’s stories, share their passions and sample the bountiful offerings.   

 Still salivating? Book ahead for Providore Park from 15 to 17 October, a ticketed event for the ultimate indulgence in foodie’s heaven, an open-air delicatessen celebrating wine, cheese, chocolate and so much more in-between. More details coming soon.

Be Quick the Foodies are Hungry

Shining the spotlight on outstanding food and drink across the state, Regional Flavours returns to South Bank Parklands for another year. For its 2021 showing organisers have unveiled a brand-new format running in June, August and October. 

The new programs, experiences and offerings will take place across three events: Grazed and Grown (18 to 20 June), highlighting the native landscape and chefs pioneering sustainable cooking; Global Fiesta (20 to 22 August), which takes a trip around Australia’s multicultural DNA and international cuisine; and Providore Park (October 15 to 17), transforming the space into an open-air delicatessen with wine, cheese, chocolate and more on offer.  

Venue: South Bank Parklands, Corner Ernest Street, Stanley Street and Grey Street, South Brisbane  

Details & ticketing:


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your support as we work to prioritise public health. The event’s new dates will be 16 and 17 October 2021.

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