Australia Day

26 January 2015

150 days to go

Great Australian Bites

Great Australian Bites took over the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank on Friday 24 January in celebration of the true modern day Aussie BBQ.

Guests enjoyed a unique culinary experience with live cooking stations and a menu showcasing some of Queensland's finest produce and food from cultures from all over the world. 

LICK! Icecream created two special edition flavours in honour of the event - lamington, and mango with white chocolate and macadamia. 

Special guests at the event included 2013 MasterChef runner-up Lynton Tapp, who took to the stage to share his passion for cooking with great Australian produce, as well as David Pugh, owver and head chef at Brisbane's own Restaurant Two, and Queensland food consultant Alison Alexander.

Brisbane pop six-piece band sensation, Sheppard, set the party atmosphere and good-time melodies, along with the unique sounds of Brother Fox and Slip-on Stereo.

The 2014 Australia Post Legends of Cooking showcase was a highlight of the evening, as well as the IKEA Build it Better challenge, which saw guests competing in a tag team allen key race.

Guests also learnt new and easy recipes to recreate their own 'BBQ with a twist'. These recipes are now available for everyone and can be found on the Making Food Fun website. 

Photos are available on the Australia Day Queensland Facebook page. 

Great Australian Bites in 2014 was an initiative of the Queensland Government and supported by Australia Post, Network Ten, B105, Triple M, 4BC, IKEA, Green Beacon, Sirromet, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Illuminated Industries and Lick Icecream.

Australia Day activities in Queensland are delivered in partnership with the Australian Government, through the National Australia Day Council.

For more information, contact Events Coordination, Department of the Premier and Cabinet via email or phone 07 3003 9200.

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