New Farm Food Stories has been dedicated to some more, er, mundane writing jobs and has been remiss in filling in readers about this week’s James Street Food and Lifestyle Trail. Events started Monday but the big day is Saturday 20th October. All day events include a Vietnamese street stall set up at kitchen shop Taste (behind Space) and Bucci will transform its restaurant into a side street with producers and suppliers offering samples of wine, olive oil and other treats. As well the Cru Bar will set up a Veuve Clicquot Bar in James Lane.
There are also many scheduled and ticketed events all day Saturday. Free events include sample breakfast bites from Gerard’s Bistro at 10am and the launch of The Foodies Guide to Brisbane at Scrumptious Reads at 2pm. If you don’t mind paying a bit there is a tasting of high end Italian wines at Taste at 1pm ($10) and for the enthusiastic, a five course degustation menu with wine at Gerard’s Bistro for $80 per person.
Parking will be atrocious though the 470 bus goes down James Street. The full itinerary is at jamesst.com.au