Our annual Terra Madre (www.slowfood.com) event will be held in the historic Strangers’ Dining Room in Parliament House* on December 11th, 2019. Chef Andrew McCrae, a champion of Queensland produce, and his team will be creating an innovate take on eating local.  Andrew’s vision of eating local is not only sourcing the very best and seasonal produce, but also to open the doors of parliament to the people. 

This special dining experience will be in an iconic and unique place with an old world elegance, a true contrast to Andrew’s contemporary approach to presenting food that has been produced with the values of good, clean and fair. The meal, a seasonal taste of Queensland, will be paired with carefully selected wines from the cellar.

As the menu is seasonal (it will be summer) it is too early (just spring) to give you a detailed explanation. However, Andrew is very excited to be cooking for Slow Food Brisbane and in initial discussions he suggested dishes such as beetroot truffles on a bed of black garlic clay and goats’ cheeses, Noosa beach mustard, braised tail and local lilly-pilly croquette, crisp two-year-old sea asparagus and mushroom spheres on ‘soil’…

By coming you will not only enjoy a wonderful meal, but you will also help Slow Food Brisbane to support their projects and local producers and chefs who are following the Slow Food philosophy of “Good Clean and Fair”.

We look forward to welcoming members and friends of Slow Food Brisbane to this unique dining experience. 

*Strangers’ Dining Room. … Formerly it was restricted to Members’ use only, but after the construction of an additional dining room in the Annexe in 1979, this dining room was opened to Members’ guests. The term “stranger” refers to any person in the parliamentary precinct who is not a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Early Bird prices available until 30th September:

Cost: $115 (slow Food members); $130 non-members.

From 30th September to RSVP date:
Cost: $120 (slow Food Members); $135 non -member

Payment: Slow Food Brisbane: Bendigo Bank: Acct: 144743507 BSB: 633 000. Please put your name in the reference field. Bookings are essential and pre-payment is necessary.

RSVP: 28th November, 2019 by emailing us at slowfoodbrisbaneinc@gmail.com or with the RSVP form below.