Top 10 Flavour Experiences

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It’s the celebration that tastes as good as it smells!!

Come for the flowers, stay for the food at the 2017 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers!! With the best of Southern Queensland Country’s produce and wine on display, you won’t go hungry at this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers; you’ll be spoilt for choice, which is why we’ve narrowed it down for you!

Read on for the Top 10 Flavour Experiences on offer at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.


Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September at Upper Queens Park

This mouth-watering, world-class festival includes incredible food and wine, made with produce grown fresh in Southern Queensland Country. Sample local fare and wonderful local wines at tastings and food stalls, and check out a range of cooking demonstrations starring acclaimed Australian chef Anna Gare.


QantasLink Gala Dinner

Thursday, 14 September at Laurel Bank Park

For a five-star food experience, look no further than the opening night Gala Dinner. Join Australian Chef Anna Gare for sumptuous four-course degustation meal made with local produce and matched with wines from neighbouring vineyards. The best part? It will be held under the stars in the stunning and flower-filled Laurel Bank Park!


Picnic Point

Throughout the Carnival

With sweeping views of the dramatically beautiful and heritage-listed Scenic Rim, Picnic Point is home to the famous Picnic Point Café which serves the even-more-famous violet ice cream – a must-try Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers foodie experience!!


Coffee and Chocolate indulgence

Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September at Upper Queens Park

Coffee and chocolate are the ultimate in comfort for die-hard food lovers, which is why you can’t miss the Food and Wine Festival’s Latte Lane where you can smell, taste, feel and learn how to make the best coffee. Chocolate lovers will also be in heaven at the festival and can pick up their own special chocolate delight.


Anna Gare cooking demonstrations

Friday, 15 September – Sunday, 17 September at Upper Queens Park

Brush up on your culinary skills with cooking presentations from one of Australia’s best loved celebrity chefs at the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival. Learn how to whip up a tasty and nutritious and taste test some treats made from local produce.


Beer and BBQ Tastings

Friday, 15 September – Sunday, 17 September at Upper Queens Park

Beer and BBQs go together like salt and pepper, or gin and tonic. Become an expert in what beer goes with what foods at the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival’s Beer & BBQ Tastings, with all the latest on the world-wide phenomenon “low n slow”.


Chef Carmel in The Cubby House 

Saturday, 16 September – Sunday 17 September at Upper Queens Park

In the kids’ own Cubby House at the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival, Chef Carmel will show families how to whip up the tastiest savoury muffins from scratch. Learn what fresh ingredients you need and your little people will be making their own lunches in now time.


Sideshow Alley

Friday, 15 September – Sunday, 17 September at Lower Queens Park

There is a time and a place for traditional carnival food and that time and place is the famous Sideshow Alley in Queen’s Park! Hit Sideshow Alley and sample as much as your tummy can handle. Think dagwood dogs, fairy floss and all the treats that come with bright lights, games of chance and awesome entertainment.


Talking Pubs Tour

Various dates and times

A four-hour progressive flavour tour to four of Toowoomba’s most historic pubs! It’s a foodie’s paradise, filled with brilliant stories, secrets and special pours! The four pubs include Fitzy’s Toowoomba, the rooftop bar at Muller Bros, the Spotted Cow Hotel and the Irish Club Hotel. Flowers? What Flowers!!


Foodie Tours

Various dates and times

Shining the culinary light on some of Toowoomba’s leading flavour-makers, there are three different Progressive Food & Wine Tours to choose from. Venues include Picnic Point Restaurant, Inbound Restaurant, Artisan Pizza, Cobb & Co’s Museum Carriage Room, Gip’s Restaurant, Kojoku, Toowoomba’s only AGFG hatted restaurant in Zev’s Bistro and Muller Bros.

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