The seventh annual James Street Food & Wine Trail (JSFWT) returns in July. This year’s event has been condensed into two jam-packed days of deliciousness. The last weekend of July will play host to the event with Trail Day kicking off on Saturday July 28, followed by the ever-popular Market Day on Sunday July 29.
Trail Day (Saturday July 28) will see local collaborations take centre stage. Brisbane MINI Garage will partner with Pineapple Express to host a MINI Tailgate Party in James Lane and, Gerard’s Bar and Harveys Bar + Bistro will be teaming up with Bee One Third for sweet pairings with James Street’s very own honey. The rooftops of James Street play home to five beehives, which are owned, cared and cultivated by apiarist Jack Wilson Stone, the ‘queen bee’ of Bee One Third. Ben Williamson of Gerard’s Bar will incorporate Bee One Third honey into the menu offering for Wine Meats Cheese; Weird, Wonderful and Obscure on Trail Day. PJ McMillian of Harveys Bar + Bistro will be offering a custom cocktail all weekend – the Bee One Third Honey Jumble Sour, which features Bee One Third honey and honeycomb. Also available for the entirety of JSFWT is the highly desirable breakfast menu at Gerard’s Bistro that will return exclusively for this year’s event. To celebrate its triumphant (and fleeting) return, The Weekend Edition has teamed up with the Gerard’s team to host an exclusive (now sold out!) cocktail breakfast banquet. The event will be held in Gerard’s brand-new private dining space and styled by our friends at west elm, who will also be giving away some exciting prizes on the day.
The culinary adventure will continue with Market Day (Sunday 29 July), where more than 23 James Street vendors will serve restaurant quality fare as they takeover the street from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The picnic-style event will again see a portion of the street, from McLachlan to Roberston Streets closed, with this year’s event expanding from Pottery Barn to St Barts to allow for additional activities and dining areas. Guests are invited to enjoy an alfresco dining experience along with live chef demonstrations at the ILVE Pop-Up Kitchen, live music performances at the Live, Vibe and Jazz Stages, craft classes and a Kids Camp for little foodie enthusiasts. Plus, this year The Weekend Edition is partnering with west elm to host a special garden party, where you can create a one-of-a-kind terrarium to take home with help from green thumbs Max and Mort, and have your photo snapped at our interactive photo booth. Come join us!