Where You Should Be Eating This Weekend

Yiros, oysters, honey puffs, mac n cheese, feta fries....if any of these delectable dishes tickle your fancy then you are going to want to keep reading...

A big foodie weekend is only a few days and we've got the ultimate hit list on all the things you need to devour. So gather the gang and dress for a feast here's all the things you should be eating this weekend.


We don't really need an excuse to spend the weekend in beautiful Noosa but this weekend a trip to the Sunshine Coast is especially appealing. The Noosa Food & Wine festival is back for another year and the program is bursting with fresh seafood, fine dining. sweet treats, and of course WINE. 

Champagne brunches on the beach, decadent degustations, and seafood as far as the eye can see. I don't know about you but that seems like a pretty awesome way to spend the weekend. 

Although many of the events have sold out there are still plenty of opportunities to wine and dine in the boutique beach town. Here are a few exciting events that still have tickets available: 

View Restaurant
Pinot Palooza: unplugged
You may have heard of the country’s biggest Pinot party, so Noosa Food and Wine Festival are stoked to have the founder, Dan Sims, on hand for a special ‘unplugged’ version. Wine maestro Mike Bennie join in to help conduct proceedings and navigate your way for a fun, friendly, and not remotely scary pinot party. Thursday 18 May, 4.30pm, $55, book online.

The Butcher, the brewer, the booze makerEverything delicious started off as a slightly less delicious, raw ingredient. Get to know these raw ingredients, such as rare-breed meat, hops and sugar cane, and explore the ways in which they are turned into something very, very delicious. Friday 19 May, 4.30pm, $55, book online

The Queensland seafood experience 
We love our fresh seafood in Noosa and the Queensland Seafood Experience at View Restaurant at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas will be a unique showcase of the flavours of Queensland. The dinner will be created by Brisbane chefs Ben O’Donoghue (Billykart) and Jake Nicholson (Blackbird Bar & Grill), 2016 MasterChef winner Elena Duggan and View’s Andy Wilcox – with gorgeous views over Laguna Bay. Saturday 20 May, 6.30pm, $140, book online.

Sparkling darling From sparkling to Champagne, and Prosecco to Cava. Learn all there is to know about fizzy wine in this fun and fancy session. An essential ‘little pinky’ out morning session. Saturday 20 May, 11am, $55, book online

Seaside wines and seafood
White wine is an obvious match for most fish, but what should you pair with salmon? Do the same wines work with raw seafood and cooked? The perfect session for seafood fans after some wine-and-fish tips from our best seaside regions. Saturday 20 May, 4.30pm, $55,book online

Bangers and Smash

When it comes to picking a wine to drink at a barbecue, do you choose white or red? Light or full-bodied? This session looks at wines that are highly drinkable and infinitely smashable from all over Australia, perfect for pairing with anything from grilled salmon and salad to burnt snags and sauce. Sunday 21 May, 11am, $55, book online

Where the wild wines are 
There’s more to Australian wines these days than Shiraz or Sauvignon. This session explores all the wonderful, weird and wacky new-wave wines produced all around the country, including varieties that are more than a mouthful to say. Sunday 21 May, 3pm, $55, book online

Sirocco Noosa
Flights and flavours Sirocco Noosa, overlooking the Noosa River on Gympie Tce, Noosaville welcomes Travis McAuley from Helenic Republic for Flights and Flavours as he joins Sirocco's executive chef Brad Webb with local  produce matched with Australian wines. Friday 19 May, 6pm, $145, book online.

Sparkling seafood lunch It's all sparkles as Sirocco Noosa also hosts a decadent Sparkling Seafood Lunch with Amadio Sparkling Wines while you watch the NoosaRiver sparkle in front of you! Saturday 20 May, noon, $120, book online and Sunday 21 May, noon, $120, book online

Pitchfork RestaurantA Middle Eastern feast
Pitchfork Restaurant in Peregian Beach hosts Michael Rantissi from Kepos Street Kitchen in Sydney for A Middle Eastern Feast, showcasing dishes from his cookbook, Falafal for Breakfast. Kim Chalmers from Chalmers Wine in Victoria will serve their spectacular wines. Sunday 21 May, noon, $135, book online


If you are a lover of all things Greek then this is one festival you do not want to miss. Brisbane's most beloved cultural celebration, Paniyiri, is on this Saturday & Sunday and you will probably be able to smell the roasting lamb no matter where you are in Brisbane. Baklava ice cream, feta fries, halloumi, yiros and HONEY PUFFS. With so much delicious going on it can be overwhelming!

Pro tip: Get there early, bring friends and claim your spot. Trust me they go fast, especially the ones with the best view of the stage. If you haven't secured your tickets no worries they will be available at the gate. 

For more info, head to the Paniyiri official website, available here.