James Street Food & Wine Trail is back with a delectable line-up of events
Brisbane is bursting at the seams with delicious food offerings, with The Valley being a hotbed for particularly flavoursome fare. If you’re keen to treat your tastebuds to some of the area’s best bites, then we have some pretty exciting news for you – James Street Food & Wine Trail is back and it’s bringing a whole load of drool-worthy goodness to the beloved strip across four days. This cherished culinary escapade returns from Thursday July 29 through to Sunday August 1 for its 2021 edition, providing a tasting plate of the best brews and chews from the iconic Valley street.
A whole lot of feasting and frolicking is on the cards for this year’s James Street Food & Wine Trail, which is finally back on the calendar after a year-long hiatus due to COVID. The epicurean fiesta will kick off with its Trail Days events, which are individual outings featuring some killer culinary talent. On Thursday July 29, esteemed culinary queen Alanna Sapwell will partner with Jocelyn’s Provisions and CRU Bar + Cellar for ‘Snacks & Facts’, a night of sustainable seafood eats and education whilst on Friday July 30, soon-to-open leafy oasis The Green will host a Middle Eastern feast made using seasonal ingredients. Over the weekend, guests can stretch out in the sunshine at Lobby Bar’s rooftop garden during vinyasa flow yoga sessions, hosted by The Calile Hotel’s resident yogi Jess Wing. On Sunday August 1, PJ McMillan and the Harveys Bar + Bistro team will present a long lunch featuring flavourful bites paired with top-notch drops to match. Hungry revellers can continue to feast with help from the CRU Bar + Cellar team, who throughout the Trail Days period will be serving a special range of off-menu items, while Mosconi will offer a top-secret lunch and dinner menu.
The main affair of the James Street Food & Wine Trail is one of our favourite foodie events of the year, Market Day, which will take over the precinct on Sunday August 1. This year the strip will be closed from Arthur Street to McLachlan Street as 28 of James Street’s restaurants and bars take to the laneways and side streets for a day of appetising alfresco eats. You’ll be able to tempt your tastebuds with nosh from Gelato Messina, Gerard’s Bistro, LOS, Sixes and Sevens Bar and newcomers like sAme sAme, Biànca, SK Steak & Oyster, Essa and The Green. Market goers can also look forward to checking out pop-up restaurant stalls, live entertainment and kid-friendly activities that are sure to keep the little ones occupied. Getting hunger pangs already? Scroll through the James Street website and start planning your foodie adventure.