Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Wynnum Seafood Festival

6 Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016

Time: 11am to 6pm

Location: Edith St, Wynnum


Featuring all the best fish and fresh seafood that the Moreton Bay region has to offer, the Wynnum Seafood Festival is definitely one to add to your calendar. The full-day event is jam packed with free events, music and entertainment. There’s no better way to soak up the sun on a beautiful Spring day.


Local fishermen, fishmongers and seafood providores will be showcasing their bountiful catch with a range of fresh fish and seafood dishes that will surprise and delight seafood lovers and pescatarians alike.

  • Wynnum Manly Fish Market will be serving the festival’s signature fresh seafood platters with prawns, crabs, bugs and oysters as well as barbecued Moreton Bay bugs, grilled prawn skewers, seafood baskets and bags of fresh king and tiger prawns.
  • Incredible Seafood will be cooking fresh green prawns three different ways including traditional fish and chip shop battered prawn cutlets, gourmet garlic prawns and Italian-style prawn arancini balls.
  • I Heart Calamari will be plating up their delicious hand cut crumbed and marinated calamari.
  • Mussel Brothers will serve freshly cooked mussels with crusty bread and a choice of four different flavoured sauces.
  • Muddy Squire Bar will serve up ice cold beers from James Squire, White Rabbit and Stone & Wood together with a range of carefully selected wines to compliment their hearty gastro pub fare featuring their chef’s special fish pie, gourmet seafood pizzas and crispy hot chips.
  • The official after-party kicking off from 6pm will be hosted by the Waterloo Bay Hotel

Find more information on the event here 

Information & images supplied by Forever Creative

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Chinese New Year | Treasury Hotel & Casino

Experience Brisbane’s most vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations at the Treasury Hotel & Casino. The two week celebration running through February is the perfect way to welcome in the Year of The Monkey.

Here are some of the events that will take place throughout the month:

Lunar High Tea

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The Lab Restaurants famous High Tea has been given a slight makeover, encompassing much loved Asian flavours with the inclusion of sweets and savoury options. The altered menu includes almon sushi sandwiches, lobster taco buns, vegetable spring rolls, Peking duck wraps, egg tarts, wasabi chocolate mousse and much more.

Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, 6 – 28 February
Time: Sittings between 1pm – 3pm
Location: The Lab Restaurant and Bar
Cost: $45 per adult, $25 per child
Bookings Essential: 1800 506 889

Party through the night and start the year off with a bang at the Kitty Bar.
Dates: Thursday 11 & 18 February
Time: 9pm till late
Location: The Kitty
Cost: Free Entry
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Cool down in this heat with FREE sundaes. The New Year is a time for family, and new beginnings this sweet deal is a great way to mix two together.
Every full price main meal comes with a complimentary single-serve Lunar Sundae! Check out our exclusive Lunar menu below:
• 5 – 12 February: Chinese donut sundae with wasabi and chocolate ice-cream topped with gold dusted choc wasabi leaf
• 12 – 19 February: Spiced ice-cream sundae with vanilla ice-cream and red velvet cake
• 19 – 26 February: Cardamom ice-cream sundae with coffee ice-cream, honeycomb garnish and red honey
Free Lunar Sundaes
Dates: Tuesday 9 & 16 February
Time: 11am – 1am
Location: Kitchen at Treasury
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Grab your loved one and celebrate life with a feast fit for kings. Fat Noodle has got you covered with their shared feast of Mee Goreng, duck fried rice, wonton soup, Angus beef, and mixed vegetable with oyster sauce, plus a bottle of Morgan’s Bay wine for just $59.
Dates: 1 – 29 February
Time: 11.30am till late
Location: Fat Noodle
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Experience a taste of Asia right in our backyard with a variety of Asian street-food favourites including spicy chicken skewers, pork gyoza, chicken salad, salmon & avocado rolls and chia seed pudding.
Dates: Friday 12 & 19 February
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Location: Queen Street steps

On behalf of Charlotte and I, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely Chinese New Year <3
Source: Treasury Casino & Hotel
Curated by: Aliyah Ravat 
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A guide to Chinese New Year Celebrations in Brisbane

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Immerse yourself in China’s rich cultural heritage and welcome the Year of the Monkey with fun, laughter and of course copious amounts of flavoursome food.

Here’s a list of Brisbane’s best Chinese New Year Celebrations:

Chinese Gourmet Festival

Location: Nest Brisbane 

Date: January 26-31

Nest has teamed up with Griffith University to deliver a cultural festival with 3 of China’s world renown chefs. The festival includes:

  • Cooking Class and Banquet – 27th January
  • New Year Luncheon – 29th January
  • Mah Jong Championship – 31st January

More Information here


Moreton Bay Lunar New Year

Location: Caboolture Town Square

Date: February 6th

A FREE event filled with traditional music, dance, delicious food and fireworks.

More Information here 


Inala Chinese New Year

Location: Corner Wirraway Parade, and Corsair Avenue, Inala

Date: February 5-6

Trying to avoid the busy crowds at celebrations in the city? Welcome the New Year with the local community in the cultural heart of Inala.

More Information here 


BrisAsia Festival 

Location: Across Brisbane

Date: February 7 until February 28th

Head to the streets of Brisbane for a cultural display of the Lion Dance or indulge in traditional Chinese food. Activities will be hosted across Brisbane.

View the full schedule here


2016 Valley Chinese New Year

Location: China Town, Fortitude Valley

Date: February 12-14

Brisbane’s China Town Mall plays host to one of the best New Year celebrations on offer, with firecrackers, traditional music and more.

More Information here 


Written by: Aliyah Ravat 


South Bank Christmas Markets

South Bank played host to the festive Christmas Markets presented by Eat South Bank. An event boasting all things Christmas from twinkling lights, festive decorations, traditional puddings to carols as well as Adriano Zumbo‘s famous Macarons.

We were lucky enough to immerse ourselves in some of the best the extravaganza had to offer. Local businesses collaborated on dishes to create dishes that were not just mind blowing in taste, but were a spectacle on their own. Embracing the Christmas spirit was Nitrogenie Ice-Cream who paired themselves with Donut Boyz to create a marvel. Their collaboration birthed the Gingerbread Nitrogen Donut; a buttery brioche bun donut covered in gingerbread crumble and custard with a condensed milk syringe to sweeten.

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Nitrogenie and Harajuku Gyoza also worked on an unexpected partnership creating the Crepe Cone Dessert. A crepe cone with nitro Nutella ice-cream sliced banana and a Harajuku dessert gyoza filled with chocolate and banana. So much goodness in one serving. The perfect way to indulge this Christmas whilst accommodating for the Queensland heat.

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If you were after something a little more traditional, My Sweetopia was serving up a Vanilla Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting and a little Strawberry Jam surprise at the bottom.

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Savoury options were also on the table at Pig & Kraut. The Brat and Iced Tea stall have combined forces to deliver options that are unmissable. We got to try the Cheese Brat with Sauerkraut and Onions served on a White Roll. Worked a treat with refreshing Ice Teas.

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For more events throughout the year, head to Visit Brisbane.

Photography: Emotive Light 

Written by: Aliyah Ravat