Bodacious bagels, killer craft beers and piping-hot paella – ten tastes of Teneriffe Festival that you have to try
Each passing day this month marks another day closer to Teneriffe Festival, which will be bringing live beats, kick-ass drinks and a stellar selection of street fare to Teneriffe on Saturday October 23. To get you licking your lips in anticipation, we’ve assembled a bucket list of dynamite eats that you can tuck in to on the day. Read on for more delicious details …
Levelled-up pub fare from Dalgety 2.0 Public House
Teneriffe’s prized gastro-pub Dalgety 2.0 Public House will be pumping out the goods for Teneriffe Festival, using the finest local products. Comfort food will be key here – think a selection of delectable gourmet burgers (we hear the fried chicken sandwich is the way to go!) and mouth-watering German sausages.
Spaghetti jaffles from Siffredi’s
Teneriffe locals and culinary adventurers are probably well acquainted with Siffredi’s, the cheeky spaghetti bar at the base of the London Woolstore on Vernon Terrace. The Italian eatery will have a marquee at this year’s festival, which will be serving up a salivation-inducing selection of eats including Appellation oysters, Ōra King salmon and a moreish range of spaghetti jaffles. You can catch us carb loading come lunchtime.
Cream-cheese schmeared delights from Unbearable Bagels
Unbearable Bagels’ holey delicacies, which see The Bagels Boys’ delicious doughy rounds stuffed with rafts of ripper fillings, have to be eaten to be believed. On the festival day, you’ll be able to wrap your mitts around bang-on bagels like The Dealer (chorizo crumb, egg, cheese, caramelised onions and house-made ketchup) and the Big Al (pastrami, seeded mustard, pickled cabbage, coriander, aioli and Swiss cheese) among others and even a very special festival creation.
Sashimi boats from Reef Seafood & Sushi
If you’re a regular visitor of Gasworks Plaza in Newstead, then you’re probably familiar with family-owned-and-operated Reef Seafood & Sushi. Seafood chef Shigeki Uno uses his more than 40 years of knowledge and experience to serve up some of the freshest and highest quality seafood Brisbane is blessed with – and we’ll get to soak up this goodness at Teneriffe Festival. You’ll be able to devour everything from Reef’s famous sashimi offering to beer-battered fish and chips and much, much more.
Boozy brews from Green Beacon Brewing Co
We’ve spent many an evening knocking back ice-cold brewskis at Green Beacon Brewing Co, and we can’t wait to continue the tradition at this year’s festival. The beloved brewery will have not one, not two, but three pop-up bars where thirsty event-goers can blow the froth off a refreshing craft brew and soak up the springtime sun. We’ll cheers to that.
Wine from Riverside Wine Garden
Grape juice lovers will be able to sample drops from some of the world’s greatest wine regions at the Riverside Wine Garden powered by Bacchus Wine Merchants. Bubbly lovers can get their fix with Champagne Collet from the South of Aisne in France, alongside drops from homegrown artisans including Hither & Yon, Clandestine Vineyards and XO Wine Co. Plus, there will be gourmet cheeses and charcuterie to graze from, because everything is made better with cheese.
Gin tipples from Brisbane Distillery Company
Calling all gin lovers! Hop aboard and prepare to wet your whistle with some top-notch tipples from Brisbane Gin Distillery’s double-decker bus. This big beauty will be full to the brim with a collection of botanical sips when it parks at Teneriffe Festival for the day, including strawberry and eucalyptus infused gins, cocktail mixes and bottle-refill services. It’s a heck yes, from us.
Paella from Samba Catering
One of our favourite dishes to dig a fork into at food markets is paella – and it’s set to make an appearance at Teneriffe Festival thanks to Samba Catering. You’ll be able to tantalise your tastebuds with paella packed with seafood, chicken and chorizo and there will even be a vegetarian option too! We’ll be following our nose to this spice-filled stall.
Vegan pizza from Piante
Plant-based folk will be happy to hear that they will be far from left out come Saturday October 23, with vegetarian and vegan options aplenty at this year’s festival.One such top-notch option are Piante’s plant-based pizzas, which will have all of your topping favourites from mushrooms to cured-meat alternatives. Delizioso!
Custard tarts from Lisboa Cafe
About to launch their first restaurant in South Brisbane, Lisboa Cafe is renowned for its artisan pastel de nata – or as they’re more commonly known, Portuguese custard tarts. If you’re keen to savour the ecstasy-inducing flavours of these bite-sized delicacies (and to taste-test the product before its first eatery opens on Hope Street), be sure to seek out Lisboa Cafe at Teneriffe Festival.
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