The TRIBE headed out to the Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival 2011 this morning. It started at 11:00am and I can tell you now, there were already heaps of people enjoying the festival. I haven’t been to Caxton Street, Paddington for a long time now to tell you honestly…the last time I’ve been there was when the Old Barracks lot is still empty and you can park your car there where ever you want, man I’m so old! But you know what, I’m pretty damn impress on what this precinct blossomed into…chic shops, lovely cafes, new and old hangouts still there. And another bonus, the Barracks Car park offers the first 2 hours free. Where in Brisbane can you get that offer, wish Fortitude Valley Car parks can offer that! We’ll be coming back to check out the shops there soon!
Here are some of Cusinera’s pics for this day:
CASABLANCA SANDCRABS DISPLAY
CASABLANCA HOT FOOD DISPLAY
ONE OF THE MANY ALCOHOL BEVERAGE STALLS
CAXTON THAI STALL
CAXTON THAI – Chicken Satays, Fish Cakes, Battered Squid, Skewered Prawns, Egg Noodles and Fried Rice.
GOURMET PIZZAS WOOD FIRED AUSTRALIA PIZZA STALL
TRIBE’S TROPPO PIZZA BEING COOKED
It only took a couple of minutes for the Tribe’s Troppo pizza to be cooked in one of their pizza ovens.
GOURMET PIZZA’S TROPPO
Ms Picky Eater and Mr Adventurous loved the Troppo pizza as it was loaded with plenty of toppings.
TALL LADIES AT CAXTON
NINJA BURGERS & MIRASOUL STALLS
CAXTON’S STATUE DUDE
ONE OF CAXTON’S STAGES OFFERING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
BUTT FREE ZONE!!!
TRIBE’S FOODIE VIEW:
- What I love about this Festival is that there’s no whiff of cigarettes smoke while you enjoy munching your food.
- When we arrive, there were hardly any table and chairs available…sad to say this event is not really that child friendly. Children needs to go home by 5:00pm. We only spend around 1 1/2 hour as people are getting too crowded for the kids to navigate around.
- The food was passable, wish there were more variety on offer than steamed or deep fried seafood and the ever dependable chips….like Seafood Paella, Seafood Gumbo or even Baked Stuffed Prawns, I was looking for something different.
- I wish personally there’s a stall that offers mocktails (non alcoholic cocktails) or gourmet slushies, would love some with this fine sunny weather today.
DATE: 1st MAY 2011, SUNDAY
TIME: 11:00am till 10:00pm
LOCATION: CAXTON STREET, PADDINGTON
EXTRA INFO: Tickets are AUD$27 each which can be purchase before entering the event. Children under the age of twelve years of age will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian.
F.Y.I~ I’m not related or connected to this event, the purpose of this post is to give you a sneak peek on our TRIBE’s eating out adventure. We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases. The TRIBE got free complimentary tickets to attend this event.