James Streets’s Food + Wine Trail is making a return across four days at the end of July, taking over the much-loved street, serving up great food and good times for the first time since 2019.
On Thursday, 28 July, Mosconi will kick start this year’s event with an elegant Barolo + Game Dinner served by Head Chef Catherine Anders. The six-course Dinner will be paired with exceptional Italian wine.
Stalwarts Gerard’s Bar will also be part of the opening night, starting the party by serving up pizza and beats at their Lebanese Pizza Party.
Friday will welcome an evening in the oasis that is The Green, while sister venue ESSA hosts a four-course champagne lunch curated by Head Chef and Co-Owner Phil Marchant on Saturday, 30 July.
Iconic Harveys in the heart of the action will serve something close to their heart on the final day of the trail with a Taittinger champagne paired four-course lunch designed by the one and only PJ McMillian on Sunday, 31 July.
All of this culminates in a celebration of food and entertainment when James St closes to traffic on the 31st to make way for Market Day, which includes five music stages and Brisbane’s largest dining room with tables taking over the street, while craft workshops for adults and kids activities round out the offerings.
The JSFWT Market Day welcomes newcomers Gemelli who are joining the lineup alongside sAme sAme, ESSA, Bianca, SK Steak & Oyster to name just a few, creating the biggest event yet including nineteen pop-up food stalls, thirteen bars all serving restaurant quality flair and fun from 10 am to 6 pm.
If a restaurant reservation is more your style, all venues will be open as per usual on Market Day for those seeking to soak up the atmosphere in the comfort of a favourite locale. Some of James St’s residents will also offer one-off menu pairings, multi-course feasts and tastings in the lead-up to Market Day with Mosconi, Gerard’s Bar, The Green, ESSA, Harveys Bar + Bistro and Tippler’s Tap each offering a variety of Trail Day experiences leading into the Market Day finale.