Queensland’s leading newspaper, The Courier-Mail, will help serve up Brisbane’s signature food and lifestyle festival, Regional Flavours, held in the South Bank Parklands in July.
The Courier-Mail’s backing of the iconic South Bank event is the first in a three-year deal that underlines the importance of the festival.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said 2015 was the seventh year of the Regional Flavours festival that showcased the very best of Queensland food and wine.
“Regional Flavours is considered a must on the annual “foodie calendar” and is considered one of Australia’s major food festivals,” Cr Quirk said.
“From its small beginnings in 2008, the festival has evolved into a prestigious event with great benefit to the regional and state economy.”
The Courier-Mail Editor Christopher Dore said the newspaper was thrilled to support Brisbane’s premier food festival, Regional Flavours.
“Queenslanders are passionate about food and this event offers our readers the opportunity to connect directly with some of the best growers and producers from across the state,” Mr Dore said.
“The festival is a natural fit with our weekly food liftout, Queensland Taste, which is one of the most popular sections of The Courier-Mail, providing the most up-to-date food news, restaurant reviews, recipes and industry trends.”
The partnership will bring a new and exciting venue space to the event. Queensland Taste Presented by The Courier-Mail will provide some of state’s best homegrown food and wine while the sounds of live music from emerging local musicians entertain crowds on the Little Stanley Street lawn.
“We’re excited about our partnership with Regional Flavours this year and look forward to putting forward our Queensland Taste experts to make this event a must-see for everyone in the community,” Mr Dore said.
The partnership will also ensure the event’s main stage EAT-SHOW-TELL Presented by The Courier-Mail, Foxtel’s LifeStyle FOOD, V-ZUG, Network TEN and goa will feature back-to-back cooking demonstrations by an impressive line-up of Australia’s best celebrity chefs and cooks.
Regional Flavours, Presented by The Courier-Mail, will feature more than 80 of Queensland’s top food and wine producers from 13 of the state’s growing regions.
The annual event attracts more than 75,000 visitors to South Bank Parklands.