Do your wallet and your taste buds a favour and celebrate Queensland Week with Lunch on Q from Monday June 2 until Sunday June 15.
Lunch on Q will see top Queensland restaurants offering lunch at unbelievable prices with a focus on ingredients from our own backyard for Queensland Week, our state’s annual celebration to mark our official separation from New South Wales.
It’s just $35 per person for a two course lunch with a glass of wine.
“This is a great deal,” says Lunch on Q organiser and food guru Alison Alexander. “For some restaurants, $35 might be almost the cost of their main course. The restaurants have bent over backwards to put together menus the show the best of our produce and the skills of their chefs.”
“It’s an opportunity for people to go to their favourite restaurants with family and then again for a one hour lunch in the CBD to try somewhere new.”
What’s on the menu? Well, at Restaurant Two you’ll find chermoulah marinated prawns with prosciutto and roasted pumpkin salad, Pin ‘N’ Whistle Riverside has Kingaroy pork belly with vanilla roasted Stanthorpe apples, beetroot relish and sautéed potatoes, while Wild Canary has John Dee Warwick osso bucco with a colcannon made Mt Sylvia potatoes, plus onions from the Darling Downs and Lirah caramelised balsamic.
The menus vary between restaurants with some offering bites and entrees as well as mains but for me it’s always the desserts, such a Queensland pineapple tart with mint and lime granita at Citron or a mango macadamia coconut tart with passionfruit and pineapple at Freestyle Tout Emporium that are the draw card.
There’s also a selection of Queensland wines and ciders.
“Queensland seafood is another prominent star on these menus. It’s often thought of as being very expensive but you’ll find albacore tuna at Aria, Moreton Bay bugs at Fiamme Trattoria and Hervey Bay scallops at 85 Miskin Street,” says Alison.
Lunch on Q operates at different times and days depending on the individual restaurants. Check the Lunch on Q website for the full details. www.lunchonq.com.au Bookings are highly recommended.