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The Ultimate Brisbane Weekend Itinerary

The Ultimate Brisbane Weekend Itinerary

Brisbane is a city blessed with sunny days, friendly locals and a leisurely lifestyle that makes it a relaxed choice for a weekend getaway. But without the obvious icons like the Sydney Opera House, what is there to see and do? The answer is plenty! Here’s our local foodies guide for the ultimate Brisbane weekend itinerary!

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Hunter Valley Wine Weekends

Hunter Valley Wine Weekends

Home to some of the oldest vines and biggest names in Australian wine, the Hunter Valley is a drawcard for lovers of a quality drop.  Word on the street is the 2014 vintage is set to be a cracker! Talk of “best ever” and “vintage of the century” are being whispered by winemakers.  Hunter Valley 2014 Semillons are being bottled and released now, whilst 2014 reds are maturing in oak barrels until their release later in 2015.

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Whitsundays Mini-break

Whitsundays Mini-break

The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Islands, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland.  Whether you choose to base yourself on the coast or on the islands, there’s plenty to see and do in this natural wonderland.

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Granite Belt edit

Granite Belt edit

Country charm and hospitality still exists and can be found in Queensland’s Granite Belt. The Granite Belt’s reputation is steadily growing as a quality food and wine destination.

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Christmas Dessert with Stefano Manfredi

Christmas Dessert with Stefano Manfredi

Christmas is all about celebration, and the Italian's celebrate with Prosecco! Here and here we shared recipes for entree of Roast Tomatoes with Buffalo Mozzarella and basil pesto followed by Roast Duck with Aged Balsamic. Now the pièce de résistance a deliciously delicate Goat's milk panna cotta with fresh and dried mango salad and Prosecco Jelly. This light and bright dessert is just perfect for the Australian summertime.  Thanks to Stefano Manfredi and Bells at Killcare for sharing this beautiful Christmas menu with alluxia. Enjoy!

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