South Bank’s signature food and drink festival, Regional Flavours, is back with a fresh and flavoursome offering
Attention all gourmands, bon vivants, connoisseurs and foodies! Everyone’s favourite free food-and-wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands for 2022. The taste bud-tantalising weekend-long event will serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers from May 13–15 – plus an incredible roster of entertainment. Bring your appetite because you’ll need it for this delicious event, which just so happens to be free to attend!
This May, epicurean extravaganza Regional Flavours will see some of Australia’s renowned chefs, local producers, winemakers, brewers and distillers descend on Brisbane for a sumptuous showcase, with 2022’s iteration using the concept of an ‘ultimate grazing table’ as its theme. The chefs behind big-name restaurants OTTO, Paper Daisy, Stanley, Agnes, The Golden Pig, Rosmarino and Essa will take to the Regional Flavours stage along with Masterchef alum Georgia Barnes, Khanh Ong, Courtney Roulston and celebrity chefs Miguel Maestre, Peter Kuruvita and Alastair McLeod in a mammoth line-up of some of the country’s most celebrated culinary masterminds.
We hope you’re hungry, as several much-loved events will be returning for this year’s festival. Little Stanley Street will once again be transformed into The Marketplace, a hub filled with an assortment of stalls selling local produce, artisanal pantry stuffers, cheeses, craft spirits, chocolates and morsels from regional restaurants (yes, you can take home as many goodies as you like!). You can catch educational masterclasses hosted by nationally renowned chefs at The Country Club, with workshops covering everything from food and wine pairings to French cheese. More action awaits at the Greenhouse Stage, which will see local culinary talent and producers celebrate regionality, seasonality and sustainability with an assortment of cooking demonstrations, Meet The Maker sessions and more. It’s here where bush-tucker pioneer and award-winning slow-food chef Aunty Dale Chapman will return for her native cooking demonstration.
A five-star array of entertainment is on the cards as this year’s Regional Flavours, spotlighting some not-to-be-missed talent across three live-music stages. The Live at South Bank stage will host local musos, River Quay’s River Lounge will pair tipples with tunes from some top-notch DJs, while the Live Beats Stage will continue the good vibes with blues-inspired and indie-folk artists. That’s not all – the rest of the Regional Flavours program will feature other activities including paint-and-sip classes, food and drink pairing sessions, and kid-friendly craft zones that are sure to keep the little ones busy.
Keen to fill your belly with locally sourced fare while soaking up some stellar entertainment? Entry to Regional Flavours is free but you can hop over here to grab your tickets to the masterclasses or opening party before they’re all snapped up.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at City Parklands.