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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series
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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series

Attention, foodies! Everyone's favourite free food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands this year – but with an exciting new twist. Instead of a single weekend event, 2021 will see Regional Flavours serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers across a delectable three-part event series from June to October. Kicking off the tastebud-tempting festival is Grazed and Grown, which is set to bloom in our city from June 18–20. Bring your appetite, because you'll need it for this delicious event. more

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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival
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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival

There's nothing more satisfying than a good ol' chicken schnitzel, preferably dished up with a large serving of beer-battered chips, a salad that you will probably take one bite of (for health's sake) and a cold pint. If this also sounds ideal to you, then you'll froth what The Bavarian has been cooking up. For ten whole weeks, the string of German-inspired eateries are putting a Bavarian spin on an Aussie classic, throwing a mammoth schnitzel festival that will showcase ten different types of schnitties. more

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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

We are mere days away from a long weekend folks and we don't think we are just speaking for ourselves when we say hallelujah! If you're yet to plan anything for your four days of sweet freedom, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more

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Win the ultimate mystery dining experience at The Star Gold Coast to celebrate 40 Days of Flavour
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Win the ultimate mystery dining experience at The Star Gold Coast to celebrate 40 Days of Flavour

While we may live in something of a perpetual summer here on the coast, autumn has indeed arrived and brought with it a wave of excitement and opportunity – especially when it comes to all of the fresh and fabulous food that we can eat. The Star Gold Coast has decided to make the most of our new season’s bounty of amazing produce with 40 Days of Flavour, a venue-wide festival that encompasses one-of-a-kind dining experiences, juicy meal deals, cracking live entertainment and a whole lot more goodness. From paint-and-sip sessions to all-star open-air DJ sets and opulent five-star degustations, there is something to suit every kind of reveller – whether you like to get a bit bougie or just want to let your hair down with your pals. To celebrate 40 Days of Flavour bursting onto the dining and entertainment scene at The Star Gold Coast, we thought we’d get into the spirit of… more

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Pick up a paintbrush for Cucina Vivo's Cork, Culinary & Colour event
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Pick up a paintbrush for Cucina Vivo’s Cork, Culinary & Colour event

While we might be a creative bunch here at The Weekend Edition, our specialty is the written word – impressive painters, we are not. That's nothing a little wine can't fix, however, and heck – a little tiramisu would probably help get the creative juices flowing too! Thankfully, beloved Broadbeach eatery Cucina Vivo is melding all three of these components into one fun-filled session when Cork, Culinary & Colour takes over the restaurant. On Saturday April 10 and Saturday April 24, you can try out your art skills, devour delicious bites and sip on winning drops. Picasso, pizza and pinot – yes, please! more

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Take your tastebuds around the world in one day at The Star Grazing Tour
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Take your tastebuds around the world in one day at The Star Grazing Tour

Now, we consider ourselves well-versed when it comes to the Gold Coast's culinary scene. Whether we are seeking Japanese, Italian, Greek or Chinese fare, we know where we can get the best feed. Sometimes, however, we simply cannot decide on just one – we don't want to limit our tastebuds to a single cuisine. Enter The Star Grazing Tour, a flavoursome food journey that will give you a small taste of everything you're craving. more


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Journey through Oaxaca at Dust Temple’s wanderlust-inspiring event The Traveller’s Table
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Journey through Oaxaca at Dust Temple’s wanderlust-inspiring event The Traveller’s Table

It’s no secret that we’re craving faraway lands and the feeling of adventure at the moment, and the good people at Dust Temple have come up with an event to satisfy even the most itchy-footed among us. The much-loved Currumbin haunt is bringing you The Traveller’s Table, an event that explores food and culture from global regions through the lenses of chefs, cooks, producers and sommeliers. more

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Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these vibrant Lunar New Year feasts
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Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these vibrant Lunar New Year feasts

Get set for lion dancers, red lanterns and Peking duck – Lunar New Year is upon us! The vibrant festivities celebrate the turn of the lunar calendar, and this time around it's the Year of the Ox. There are plenty of events happening across the Gold Coast throughout the month of February, so if you're keen to get in on the Lunar New Year action, here are a few top picks. more

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The Star is playing Cupid this Valentine's Day with these heart-fluttering offers
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The Star is playing Cupid this Valentine’s Day with these heart-fluttering offers

If you’re familiar with The Five Love Languages, you may already know that ‘food’ isn’t a category outlined in the best-selling self-help book. We beg to differ, however, believing that the way to many a person's heart is through the stomach. If you’re looking for foolproof plan to impress your better half, The Star Gold Coast have got you covered with a myriad of elegant eats and genius gift ideas for Valentine's Day. more

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The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails
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The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails

We've been known to travel far and wide for a great feed, whether it be roadtrips to restaurants afar or country-hopping in search of culinary delights (back in the good ol' days, that is). One destination worth trekking to for mouth-watering bites and fresh local produce is Maleny, a quaint town located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Provision pilgrims in need of an excuse to clock up some kilometres are in luck as The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival is returning to the postcard-perfect hinterland town on Sunday February 28. We think it's high-time to let the waistband loose. more

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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast
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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast

While the name Salt Meats Cheese doesn't exactly scream 'vegan friendly', the team behind the popular stable of Italian restaurants (which boasts locations across Brisbane and on the Gold Coast) is actually well known for its expansive plant-based food offering. This February, SMC's popular all-vegan feasting event – aptly named Soul Meets Cheers – is returning to bring you the ultimate plant-based Italian banquet, for one night only. more

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Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine's Day dinner at Carmody's
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Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine’s Day dinner at Carmody’s

It's a cold hard fact that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, so there's no better way to show your affection for a loved one than treating them to a fanciful feast. With Valentine's Day on the horizon (yes, we are already nearing February), Carmody's at Southport Sharks has decided to take the fuss out of the love fest and invite couples out of their love nest and into the restaurant for one truly romantic meal. more

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Californian eats, summer spritzes and world-class entertainment await at The Star's So-Cal on The Lawn
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Californian eats, summer spritzes and world-class entertainment await at The Star’s So-Cal on The Lawn

If you were lucky enough to travel to California before overseas trips were a thing of the past, then you're well aware that the coastal US destination is both beautiful and unique. Scenic sandy stretches, celebrities aplenty and some truly out-of-this-world restaurants make this sun-dappled slice of paradise worthy of a spot on your bucket list to visit (or re-visit). There's no need to wait for international borders to reopen, as The Star has bottled up all that is great about California for its newest summer pop-up – So-Cal on the Lawn, which is taking over The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar from Thursday January 21 to Sunday February 28. more

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World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland
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World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland

While we may have been starved of events this year, 2021 is set to simulate our senses with a calendar jam-packed with tempting offerings. In event news that is sure to get tongues wagging, worldwide culinary sensation Yotam Ottolenghi has announced he will be touring Australia next year. With Yotam promising to spill some coveted cooking tips and industry stories, you can bank on this being one spicy session. more

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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer
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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer

This year may have robbed us of many of our favourite pastimes, but live music, foodie festivals and exhibitions are coming back in 2021 with a vengeance and we couldn't be happier. Never again will we take life's simple pleasures like catching a live gig or meeting with mates for a beer for granted. With that in mind, here are five unmissable events to add to your calendar immediately. more

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Mediterranean eats and beach-club beats – take a summer holiday to the French Riviera at The Star
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Mediterranean eats and beach-club beats – take a summer holiday to the French Riviera at The Star

Wouldn't it be nice to laze around on a yacht sailing the French Riviera? Although we may have to wait a little bit longer before we jet to Europe, that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy all of the luxuries that an intercontinental holiday affords. Enter The Star Gold Coast, the Broadbeach favourite that is transporting revellers to the French Riviera this summer. Over one fun-filled month, The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar will be transformed into a coastal paradise – think top-tier cocktails, classic Mediterranean eats and European beach-club vibes. Basically all of the fun without the pricey plane fare! more

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Treat yourself to plant-based sweets and sips at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea
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Treat yourself to plant-based sweets and sips at Aviary Rooftop Bar’s Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea

If you ask us, one of the funnest ways you can spend your weekend is at a bottomless brunch. Unfortunately a lot of the time, our plant-based mates are left with very few options when it comes to what they can sip and snack on. This is no longer the case, vegan friends, as there is a new boozy brunch on the cards this summer. Put a reminder for Saturday January 16 in your calendar and prepare to graze and taste tipples 'til your heart's (or tummy's) content at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea. more