The Buzz: 11/08- Riverbar & Kitchen Cocktail MasterClass, Chinatown Chow Down, Hundred Foot Journey Movie, #TCOF program launch...

Riverbar & Kitchen Cocktail Masterclass-

Always wanted to learn more about making cocktails? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you. The award winning mixologist, bartender, and author Jeremy Shipley is holding a cocktail masterclass at the popular watering hole & restaurant- Riverbar & Kitchen

Jeremy is a well known figure in the Australian cocktail & bartending community. He won the Australian Gourmet Travellers Magazines "Best of the Best Bars" award. He was also the co-author of the popular cocktail book, Shaken. So those who attend the masterclass will be in good hands. Throw a party and impress your friends with your cocktail crafting skills!

The class will be 1.5 hours long and take place from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday August, 28. Tickets are priced at only $45 per person. This class will be very hands on. You will get to shake, stir, and taste each of your creations. Attendees will try their hand at concocting a Hotel Georgia, Mojito (my personal favourite), and Plum Shino. Grab a couple of your drinking mates and attend this fun & simple masterclass. Tickets are available for purchase- HERE.

Chinatown Chow Down-

Brisbane's BIGGEST Asian banquet and Karaoke bar is taking place during Valley Fiesta. Eat your way through a mouthwatering banquet featuring some of the best and most iconic Asian restaurants in Brisbane like Thai wi rat, Green Tea, and Enjoy Inn! When the sun goes down Chinatown will transform into a HUGE karaoke bar. Sing your heart out with the live Rockaoke band. This is going to be a party like no other equipped with lion dancers, kung fu displays, stilt walking geishas and a few surprises!

This will be the first ever Chinatown Chow Down and you do not want to be that sad, hungry person that misses out! Starting from 12pm on Saturday, August 23 you can choose between four different sitting ...which means four chances to be a part of this exciting event. Tickets are $30 + booking fees and can be purchased from the Valley Fiesta website- HERE. 

The One-Hundred Foot Journey-

The #100footjourney is a warm hearted, feel good movie set in the picturesque South of France about the power of food to unite people regardless of their backgrounds. A movie most foodies can relate to. It beautifully depicts the passion involved in cooking. By the end of movie you will have a deeper appreciation for the culinary world. There is even a bit of romance thrown in! Starring Helen Mirren, and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg this movie has easily become one of my favourites. The Hundred Foot Journey hits cinemas on August 14 (Brisbane on August 13- Ekka public holiday) Watch the trailer below:

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2014 Program Launch-

It's that time of year again! The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2014 is quickly approaching. The program has launched and tickets are up for grabs! Get in quick so you don't miss out. There are so many exciting events to chose from. recommend grabbing a room in Toowoomba because you are not going to want to miss one second of this year's carnival. It's bigger and better than ever. Some of our highlights from this year's program are:

The Gala Dinner- Have dinner with the Mayor, Cr Paul Antonio to officially commence the 2014 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. The dinner will take place in the exquisite gardens of Queens Park under the stars. Be among the first to see the breathtaking floral displays. See the winning entries in the Floral Art Design competition, and the launch of the Culture to Couture fashions all whilst the sound of spellbinding music fills the air. Indulge in delicious, fresh produce from Southern Queensland Country. High quality ingredients, all ethically sourced...this is sure to be a night to remember. This 5 course degustation takes place Thursday 18 September 2014 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $170 pp.

The Ergon Energy Flower, Food, and Wine Festival- This is an iconic part of the Carnival of Flowers. Come enjoy spectacular floral displays, hand crafted creations, and regional produce and boutique wines. Taking place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 Sept. 2014- Friday & Saturday 10AM-10PM/Sunday 10AM-9PM at Upper Queens Park. More info on the #TCOF will be on the blog very soon.

Buy your tickets and check out the full program- HERE.