32 Brisbane restaurants are showcasing 32 local ingredients in 32 hero dishes for a limited time.

South East Queensland has become known for its fresh produce, and the two-week Dine Out Brisbane promotion will celebrate the best of it.

“Brisbane and the surrounding regions offer a feast of flavours from innovative producers who make the most of their precious environment to bring delicious and award-winning produce to our tables,” says Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.

“It’s easy to take for granted just how lucky we are in Brisbane with the variety of choice we have, but our restaurants celebrate this every day.

“The Dine Out Brisbane campaign gives diners the chance to sample exciting dishes using key ingredients from the regions. Brisbane’s best chefs have leapt at the opportunity to create a hero dish using the freshest and often organic produce sourced locally.

“It could be Moreton Bay seafood, honey from local hives, strawberries from Redland Bay and Caboolture, rhubarb, coffee and macadamias from Tamborine Mountain, milk and sweet corn from the Scenic Rim, beef, pork belly, chicken and cauliflower from the Lockyer Valley, Fassifern Valley tomatoes, sheep cheese from Allenview, Peachester chicken, Stanthorpe apples and nashi pears, free range emu from Marburg or any number of other mouth-watering delights.”

Cr Quirk says the promotion builds on the success of the annual Regional Flavours event, which was held at South Bank Parklands last weekend.

“Dine Out Brisbane extends the fresh produce party that has made Regional Flavours such a hit over the years,” he says.

“Our tastebuds have become increasingly adventurous and people crave healthy, fresh ingredients that have an identifiable provenance. There is greater respect for our local producers, too, thanks to events like these and local farmers’ markets.

“Dine Out Brisbane gives foodies the opportunity to see, smell and taste what our amazing producers have to offer and enjoy the inspiring dishes Brisbane’s acclaimed chefs have made with them.”

Restaurants participating in the Dine Out Brisbane program include:

  • 1889 Enoteca
  • 85 Miskin St
  • Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
  • ARIA
  • Black Hide Steakhouse
  • BlackBird Bar and Grill
  • Boucher French Bistro
  • Bucci
  • Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill
  • Cinco Bistro
  • Customs House
  • e’cco Bistro
  • Foraging Quail
  • Gerard’s Bistro
  • GOMA Restaurant
  • Gambaro Seafood Restaurant
  • Jellyfish Restaurant
  • London Fields
  • Madame Wu
  • Moda Restaurant
  • Motion Bar & Grill
  • Pony
  • Prive249
  • Restaurant Lurleen’s
  • Sake Restaurant & Bar
  • The APO
  • The Balfour Kitchen
  • The Catbird Seat Bistro
  • The Charming Squire
  • The Euro Restaurant
  • Urbane Restaurant
  • Wild Canary

Dine Out Brisbane will run from today (Monday 18 July) to Thursday 4 August. For more information, go to visitbrisbane.com.au.