Nothing better than an impromptu lunch on a sunny winter Sunday. Perfect Brisbane weather to head to James Street and see what the James Street Food & Wine Trail is all about. Apparently Saturday is the big day (I’ll remember this for next year) so not a great deal was happening. Just the usual brunch crowd and Rhett from MasterChef the professionals demonstrating the perfect scrambled eggs with Pepe Saya truffle butter. Yes, indeed, they did taste perfect!
As part of the Food & Wine Trail Chow House, Cru Bar, Harveys, Gerard’s Bistro and Bucci all currently have a lunch special for $25 which included a main meal and a glass of wine from the Craggy Range series.
We couldn’t go past Bucci with their offering of Tagliata Di Manzo – charried Wagu beef cooked rare, sliced and served traditionally with lemon, rocket, parmigiano and a glass of Craggy Range 2010 Merlot. Our lovely Italian waiter informed us we were the very first customers to order this lunch special. It was a wonderful light lunch, packed with flavour. A good squeeze of lemon over the wagu really made this dish sing.
For the rest of this week, various activities, demonstrations and dinners are taking place including a quick and easy winter pastry demonstration at 11am on Wed 7 August and a seasonal produce cooking demonstration at 11am on Saturday 10 August with Frank Camorra from Movida.
Lots more info can be found at www.JamesSt.com.au