Brisbane’s Regional Flavours returns to South Bank Parklands with three new events in 2021: Grazed & Grown, Global Fiesta and Providore Park. This three-part event series will run from June to October.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the festival will offer a suite of new programs, experiences, stall-holder offerings, and esteemed chefs and restaurateurs. “Across the three months, food lovers will get the chance to explore our local and national culinary landscape and watch some of the country’s best chefs including Paul West, Alanna Sapwell and Louis Tikaram cook up a storm,” he said.

“The first event to be showcased, Grazed and Grown, will take place from 18 until 20 June and looks to celebrate Australia’s incomparable landscape, our makers and pioneering chefs, with a focus on sustainability. There will be a specially curated stallholder marketplace, live music stages, and talks with industry leaders, hosted by Matt Kirkegaard, where guests can take part in discussions and listen to local producers share their stories and insights on topical themes within the agriculture and farming industry.”

Grazed and Grown cooking demonstrations and panel discussions will look to incorporate native ingredients, waste-free processes, or how to grow your own produce, bought to you by local talent such as Matt Sinclair, Josh Lopez and Will Cowper, as well as other guests. Global Fiesta, the second event within the Regional Flavours series, will take place from 20 to 22 August and will celebrate International food trends and Australia’s rich multicultural DNA, by highlighting and supporting the diverse culinary offerings provided by South Bank retailers.

Providore Park will conclude the 2021 event series, celebrating wine, cheese, and chocolate. Running from 15 to 17 October, the event shines a light on South Bank’s alfresco setting ahead of the summer months and offers live music and masterclasses, specialising in cheese making, how to achieve the perfect platter and wine pairing, hosted by local talent and sommeliers.

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