“I’ve been to cities that never close down, from New York to Rome and old London town…”
I’m currently somewhere high in the sky winging my way home on a Qantas flight, but I’ll be back in Brisbane and hopefully over my jet lag in time for this weekend’s Regional Flavours.
Surely by then I’ll have stopped sobbing at the mere thought of all those little choir kids proudly singing “I Still Call Australia Home”. Seriously, that damn ad gets me every time.
To celebrate my homecoming (I know I was only gone two weeks), here are some of my favourite photos from my Regional Flavours weekend with Katy from Katy Potaty and Eddie from Portmanteau Press.
Get ready to work up an appetite!
Test driving the tractor at Bauer’s Organic Farm.
Carpool Karaoke with Katy of Katy Potaty and Eddie from Portmanteau Press.
Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake at Holmwood Produce, Thornton.
Beer tasting at The Charming Squire.
Rise and shine, it’s Merlo coffee time.
Cheers to sunshine-filled days in the Lockyer Valley.
Breakfast parfaits made with locally grown custard apple, fromage blanc and granola.
First we take the photos, then we eat the food. #shitbloggersdo
The grand old Dame of the Brisbane River, the Kookaburra Queen.
A cheeky little outhouse at Branell Homestead in Laidley.
Ready, aim, shoot.
Salted caramel and hazelnut chocolate tarts with clotted Barambah Dairy cream, fresh berries from Cove at River Quay.
Scallops and the Story Bridge … a perfect night at Marriott Brisbane.
If you look closely you can see the little golf cart whose driver pretended he was going to run Katy over.
Bottoms up, ladies. Enjoying the Lavender Collins made with fresh lavender from Holmwood Produce in Lockyer Valley.
Good morning, sunshine! A cup of tea overlooking the rolling hills of Branell Homestead in Laidley.
Erin was the official taste tester of the unfinished beer.
As if it would be any colour other than pink!
Nepalese Peace Pagoda in South Bank.
We’ll keep her. Welcome to the crew, Eddie.
Now that’s a Queensland taco!
Holmwood’s ode to Fawlty Towers, Polly and Basil.
If you’re keen for more #foodporn, check out my wrap up of day 1 of my Regional Flavours preview here, day 2 here and these great recipes for Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake and Honey Limeade.
Pop over to the Regional Flavours website (here) to check out the final program and plan your visit and if you see Katy or I wandering around stuffing our faces, be sure to say hi!
What: Regional Flavours
When: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2016 from 10am to 5pm. The Hunting Club will open 4pm to 7pm on Friday, 15 July and 10am to 7pm on 16 and 17 July.
Where: South Bank , Brisbane
Transport: Parking in the area will be limited so your best bet is to catch a train, bus, CityCat, ferry or CityCycle.