With the depths of winter behind us and a spring in our step, Brisbane’s alfresco culture is starting to heat up – everyone is starting to get out and about and enjoy a little more of this great city of ours.
Every Wednesday night during October in Post Office Square, there’s a little event that’s the perfect mid-week date idea – “Rom Coms and Nom Noms” is one of Brisbane’s annual events, where midweek flicks are free. “Rom coms”, as in romantic comedies and “nom noms” as in food!
The schedule is full of classics – My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 17 Again, Mamma Mia and Sleepless in Seattle.
Providing the “Nom noms” element is Isles Lane, serving up camembert, prosciutto and antipasto platters to stave away the late afternoon hunger pangs. Co-owner Nick Braban told us Isles Lane is all about the food when watching old soapies. “Handmade pasta, it’s all about handmade pizzas and small plates with Italian and Mediterranean influence, so lots of tasty things you can just eat while watching a movie.”
Now you’re in the city, may as well make a night of it? Head on over an evening tipple at the City Winery’s new 50 seat cellar door, just around the corner on Edward Street. “We opened this about a month-and-a-half ago. It’s been a dream to have actually city winery for years.” Venue Manager Isobel Yon tells us, as she dishes up a vivacious red. “We’ve been blown away, It’s been so well received. There are some pubs, and there are some new cocktail bars. There are some really gorgeous wine bars in different parts of Brisbane, but just in the city where we’ve kind of filled a little gap there.”
After a late evening snack? Head down to the bottom of the Queen Street Mall and into the Treasury building is serving up a feast. Mei Wei at Treasury Brisbane features a delicious hawker-style Cantonese menu that showcases a collection of signature dishes including barbecued meats, quick and delicious appetizers like potstickers and steamed dumplings, plus tasty noodle dishes.
Doesn’t that sound like a perfect evening, mid-week in the city? Rom Coms & Nom Noms takes place at Post Office Square each week from Wednesday, until October 28, kicking off at 5pm with films screening at 6pm.