So here it is…the most exciting part of the event! Now I will take you on a visual tour to show you some of the yummiest stalls in Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show 2014….
Ilias the Greek Stall have the most wonderful characters looking after the stall. Warm and friendly you can’t help but be drawn to their stall with them handing you toothpicks of their warm sweet Honey Puffs and delicious Halva pieces. I love the extra ambience their Greek music creates as it pumps out from their little sound system, if there was an award for the most happy atmosphere stall it would be won by Ilias the Greek Stall.
Salumi’s hanging cured meats were absolutely enchanting to see…..so many varieties!
Oh my….here’s another stall that will be in my “VIP must have to buy first before anything else list”. Mr H and I was so taken with their dips, absolutely freaking good! It was 3x dips for only $15 and we chose 2x Truffle & Porcini Mushroom Dip plus 1x Artichoke & Garlic Dip to take home.
I’ve tasted their stalls samples and boy…they are sure are moreish! What I’ve notice was how friendly the older gentlemen behind the display…explaining where their shop was and everybody are more welcome to drop by and check it out.
As I read their brochure…it quite impressed me as Schulte’s have been operating for over 60 years (family owned) in the Lockyer Valley. They are one of the last processors in Queensland that provides a genuine paddock to plate products. We need to support this kind of local businesses…. the quality is superb!
Smelly Cheese Club was one of the only two cheese stall I can manage to go near their display and tasting table. The Délice des Crémiers was so sublime, with a whipped texture this cheese just melts in your mouth…so rich and creamy!
Here’s another stall that have wonderful cured/smoked/dried meats….their jerky and biltong, comes in various flavours. I’ve learned something in Jim’s Jerky Stall, the difference between jerky and biltong is that…. jerky is cut into small thin strips thus it is drier while biltong are left in large slabs and more soft/moist when eaten.
Alpaca Kofta was really delicious…it was moist, just the right amount of spices and the meat was bold but in a positive way. Ms P and Ms M loves it and I can’t agree more! The Alpaca Pate didn’t shake my food world as it has this funny aftertaste, maybe an acquired taste?
I love this stall, we bought Arancini Cone on the final day of the show and we loved all of the flavours….they are very filling! They were selling assorted Truffle products which magnetised me quickly to their stall and left with a purchase of a small container of Truffle Salt.
On Sunday we passed by this exquisite stall with lovely delicious looking cupcakes and brownies.
If you want something different to give this coming Christmas to your officemates or boss…Poggios is the answer! Wonderful Italian biscuit… I was about to pick one of the random samples they have and one of the guys stopped me and handed me an Almonelo….. told me it was one of the best flavours they have and it sure was! You can taste the almonds, honey and vanilla….I can imagine this biscuit with a good strong coffee, match made in heaven!
You can order online at POGGIOS.COM.AU and have this Italian biscuits beautifully packaged delivered straight to your door.
People was really drawn to Runaway Sweets for their whimsical Cake in a Jar concept and the delicious contents inside. They have this sweet shabby country style setup stall which I find adorable with an array of cupcakes on display too.
I was planning to purchase a couple of Zoe’s Brownies before leaving the show last Sunday but I forgot! Mr Adventurous was disappointed when I got home as he said I’ve promised him I will buy some. Now I have to bake him some at home to mend his broken brownie heart.
Saturday was pure hell waiting for our orders at the Bun Mobile, our stomachs were answering each other back as we wait and waited with the rest of the crowd who braved the long line.
Was the wait worth it…..it was! I just have to removed one of the sliced pickled cucumbers as it was a bit sour for me.
The Buns have generous fillings and worth the price you pay.
Siguenos Corn Chips was nice, with lovely crispy tortillas and fresh toppings.
So much meat….so good! The Beef brisket was soft and the sauce was delicious.
Okay, the Beef brisket was good but the pulled pork has this slight watery taste/texture and the potato salad was bland in my opinion almost the same blandness as Carolina’s Kitchen (Coorparoo) potato salad…. is this how Americans like their potato salad? I don’t know…..
We bought one Salumi Cone for $5 and it was delicious, filled with thinly sliced mild salami and cured smoked pork….which was a tasty sample of what they sale.
In regards to the food trucks, I just wished more participated because there were only 4x food trucks during the event and I want more variety to try.
This is what my haul from this year’s Good Food & Wine Show as I was not prepared with all the wonderful products available. I only set aside a small amount for this year but I made a promise to myself if next year is as good as this year….products wise I will definitely bump my GF&W Show budget 3x.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
My Grove Garlic Avocado Oil bottles, Roza’s Gourmet Dips and my Truffle Oil & Salt.
The wonderful stall holders that are so friendly and helpful…big big factor for me to come back again to your stalls next year.
I finally gott my hands on some of the Buns from The Bun Mobile.
F.Y.I~ Cusinera’s Media pass was provided by Square One PR. We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases during the event.