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The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week

The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week

There's a lot happening in Brisbane these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of Brisbane food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your taste buds. This week we’ve got word of chef takeovers, bottomless pasta deals and more!


Lune’s April specials
Even though Easter is in the rear-view mirror, our sweet-treat cravings aren’t stopping. Good thing Lune Croissanterie’s April specials have been released to the public. This month, the famed croissant maker is giving pastry cravers the chance to savour some top-notch limited-edition specials. We’re talking The Shaker Lemon Pie (a traditional twice-baked croissant filled with macerated lemon frangipane and lemon curd, topped with more frangipane, slivered almonds, and torched Italian meringue), the Toasted Marshmallow Cruffin (a biscuit sugar-dusted cruffin filled with chocolate fudge sauce and toasted marshmallow whip), and a caramelised Anzac biscuit-infused kouign-amann. Have a hankering for something savoury? No problem – the Everything Croissant (twist pastry shaped with a herb paste that is baked, filled with chive cream cheese and finished with everything bagel seasoning) should be just the ticket.

Octomore x Agnes
Peaty whisky and smoky flame-licked fare – is there a better pairing? If you can’t think of one, then this event is for you. The Bruichladdich Distilling Company is celebrating the recent launch of its Octomore 14 series of whiskies with a dinner at one of the country’s best dining destinations, Brisbane’s own Agnes Restaurant. The Octomore 14 series – a range of super-heavily peated Islay single-malt whiskies – sees the distillery explore the influence of terroir, cask management and varying peat levels on flavour. Each bottle of the latest range – Bruichladdich Distilling Company’s 14th annual release – boasts its own distinct and unique character, which guests will be able to savour at Agnes on Wednesday April 17. The evening will see Agnes’ crack kitchen team serving a tailored four-course menu, which will be paired with a a Port Charlotte 10 cocktail on arrival, plus drams of the Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 and Octomore 14.1 (matured in ex-American oak), 14.2 (European oak) and 14.3 (distilled from locally grown Islay barley). The ticket price includes a $100 voucher to use on the night, which means whisky lovers will be able to add some Bruichladdich Distilling Company products to their home liquor selection. Tickets can be purchased now via Eventbrite.

Chaffey Bros Wine Co. x Ping Pong
If you’re a fan of fantastic food-and-wine pairings, then April has a few events worth locking into your calendar. On Thursday April 18, Newstead’s beloved pink-hued Thai restaurant Ping Pong will host Daniel Chaffey Hartwig of Barossa-based Chaffey Bros Wine Co. for a phenomenal five-course wine dinner. The evening will see the Ping Pong kitchen turn out a procession of flavour-packed dishes, each paired with a different Chaffey Bros drop. The menu will include the likes of betel leaf topped with sticky pork, pomelo and coconut matched with a glass of Chaffey’s Tripelpunkt 2023 riesling, a spicy pork kuo kling yellow curry with Chaffey’s 2023 aromatic field blend Dufte Punkt, and pork and prawn char kway teow serve alongside a pour of the Lux Venit old-vine rosé. In addition to devouring the feast, guest oenophiles will also be able to meet with Daniel to chat all things vino. Tickets are $125 per person – head to Ping Pong’s website to see the night’s full menu and to make a booking.

Bottomless pasta nights at VICI
Are you a bottomless pit for bolognese? Can you put away copious amounts of carbonara without a second thought? If so, then you’ll flip when you hear about VICI Italian’s new bottomless pasta nights. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Alemré Hospitality Group’s fun casual South Bank eatery is giving hungry guests the chance to devour limitless amounts of slow-cooked beef bolognese, silky pomodoro and creamy carbonara ai funghi for $25 per person with a drink purchase. Two two-hour sittings are available each night – one at 5:00 pm and one at 7:00 pm, giving carb cravers ample time to feast to their heart’s content. Head to the VICI website to make a booking.

Yum cha at Stanley
It’s clearly a great time to be a yum cha fan in Brisbane. Riverside Cantonese and Chinese restaurant Stanley recently announced that its popular Sunday yum cha offering is now available at lunchtime seven days a week. Head chef Louis Tikaram has tinkered with the menu (which is now available between 12:00–4:00 pm Monday to Saturday and from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday), revamping its yum cha and dim sum selections. Established faves like Moreton Bay bug spring rolls, duck and mushroom dumplings, and pork-and-prawn wontons are joined by the likes of Hervey Bay scallop siu mai, prawn and chive spring rolls, and wok-tossed black-pepper lobster. Stanley has also added a new $65 classic banquet menu, which is available for groups of four for lunch and dinner, which would match perfectly with Stanley’s two-hour champagne package. Head to the Stanley website to see all of its menu options and to make a booking.

All-you-can-eat yum cha at Goodtime
West Village newcomer Goodtime is certainly living up to its name. The casual pan-Asian nosh spot and craft-beer bar has become the place to go if you’re looking to dine until your belly bulges, especially if you like yum cha. From now until the end of March, Goodtime has dropped the price of its all-you-can-eat yum cha offer, with the feast now available for lunch and dinner Monday to Thursday for just $29. Goodtime’s yum cha menu is extensive, offering everything from pork and shrimp siu mai, vegetarian spring rolls, salt-and-pepper corn ribs, barbecue pork puns, piggy custard buns and even serves of its soy sauce noodles, vegetable laksa noodle soup and Uncle Roger’s special fried rice. If that’s not enough, Goodtime is also offering a $29 lunch special, which includes a main meal and a glass of wine. Head to the Goodtime website to book a table.

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