Fancy flowers and flavours in Toowoomba
It’s all about flowers and flavour at this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, which is set to star over 170,000 blooms across the city’s parks and public spaces in September, as well as floral-inspired dishes from almost 40 different cafes and restaurants across the region.
While the program has been adjusted to ensure all experiences are COVID-19 safe, the city is ready to welcome Queenslanders to play in the petals and explore some of the hidden places and flavours of the region.
New to 2020 is a region-wide food trail called #trEATS, aimed at celebrating the amazing array of “eats” available in the Toowoomba region. Almost 40 local flavour-makers have signed up, each offering a $20 springtime special on their menu during September, inspired by the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
There’s a stunning and Insta-worthy deconstructed pavlova from Fitzy’s created from rosewater marshmallow, meringue, raspberry gel, fresh raspberries, edible flowers, micro mint, passionfruit jelly, Chantilly cream, pashmak, strawberries and frozen berries. Or you might want to pick up a four-pack of Bunneyconnellen’s glazed, hand-stretched brioche doughnuts decorated with edible flowers.
For something more savoury, head to GPO Bar & Cafe for a crispy soft-shell crab with pan fried zucchini, cauliflower and sweet potato, finished with apple, mint, kaffir lime salad and lemon cheek. Or Try Bar Wunder’s house-made crumbed cauliflower florets served on a bed of fresh rocket, house-pickled carrot, fresh radish, edible flowers, toasted pepita and sunflower seeds with house-made hummus. Breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, dinner and dessert options are all covered.
#trEATS joins the new Artists-in-Residence Chalk Art program in Queens Park Botanic Garden, the popular Rowes light shows at night, activations at Cobb + Co Museum and the much-loved beautiful parks and public spaces, all full of flowers.
The full list of Toowoomba #trEATS can be found at tcof.com.au