Since launching eleven years ago, Regional Flavours has become quite the Queensland icon. The largest free food and wine festival in Australia, it’s a celebration of our vibrant food culture and regional producers, artisans, graziers and chefs. Brimming with cooking demonstrations led by celebrity chefs and industry experts, pop-up food stalls, live music and free kids activities, Regional Flavours 2019 makes for the perfect family day out.
Innovation is a core focus at this year’s event, making it the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to some different or plant-based alternatives to their favourite foods. For example, ‘camel culture’ will be in the spotlight with
stallholders Summer Land Camels and QCamels treating attendees to nourishing camel-based milk, cheese and yoghurts – said to provide support with some health issues like diabetes and Crohn’s Disease. And, on the main stage, plant-based nutritionist Ellie Bullen will deliver wholesome cooking demonstrations that will get your kids excited about healthy eating.
With delicious produce from 17 different regions to sample from the 80 stallholders, your family is certainly spoilt for
choice. You can expect top quality, ready-to-eat food stalls offering treats at various price points, served up by the very people behind what’s on your plate. Chat to them about this year’s other major theme, ‘sustainability,’ to learn how we can
all do our bit to reduce waste – including bringing our own water bottles to Regional Flavours, as single-use plastic bottles will not be available.
Nestled in the fruitful surrounds of Epicurious Garden, Kids Collective will again return to Regional Flavours this year with a lineup of free kids activities to keep your little foodies entertained. OzHarvest will be launching a new children’s book, Lenny and the Ants, which teaches kids all about food in a fun and interactive way. Let them unleash their creative side with a range of craft activities as well as being able to get their hands dirty by planting a tomato. The activities are suitable for kids aged 3-10 years old.
Not to mention, you’ll get to hear from the likes of Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan, Poh Ling Yeow, Justine Scholfield and Brisbane’s own Georgia Barnes when they present over the two-day event. Among the live cooking displays and entertainment will be a world of gourmet delights to discover, including regional wines and fresh produce, truffles, preserves, chocolate, pastry and much more.