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Easter Themed Treats & Events

By George Hadgelias
If the shelves upon shelves of chocolate eggs and bunnies at Coles and Woolies didn’t clue you in, here’s a friendly reminder – Easter is coming. Yep, every sweet tooth’s favourite holiday is approaching swiftly, which means all sorts of gourmet goodies and gatherings are available to indulge in. We’ve already assembled our list of hot cross buns, so now we’re turning our attention to the more decadent happenings around town. Here are all of the delicious details … 
Indulge in egg-cellent doughnuts from nodo: Look, the Easter Bunny is great, but if they left boxes of nodo’s gluten-free hot cross buns or hot cross bun-flavoured doughnuts, we’d happily rank it above Santa in the gifting stakes. This Easter folks can sink their teeth into a super-cute egg-shaped lemon and poppyseed doughnut, spiced date gluten free doughnuts with milk couverture chocolate, as well as a spiced carrot cake doughnut with vanilla cream cheese and gold leaf. Head here to grab one (or six) of these Easter treats.Enjoy bunny-approved bites and super-cute cocktails at these Easter-inspired high teas: We all love a high tea, especially when it’s Easter-themed.Until April 12, South Bank’s Parisian-style patisserieBelle Epoque is serving a three-tiered feast featuring a bounty of Easter-bunny-approved bites including roasted baby carrot frittata, marinated prawn on rye, caramelised onion and potato cheese tart followed by a chocolate egg nest, bunny cookies and an edible garden. Hop to the W Brisbane’s Living Room Bar for a Easter-inspired high tea like no other. Devour rum and banana cake topped with edible moss and mini easter eggs, hot cross buns with cream and spiced plum jam or a pink cottontail martini made with Absolut vanilla vodka, white chocolate cream liqueur and strawberry syrup. Celebrate every sweet-tooth’s favourite holiday with the Brisbane Marriott Hotel Easter High Tea, packed with sweet and savoury delights and a three-hour beverage package, plus an Easter egg hunt for the little ones.

Make your own chocolate eggs at New Farm Confectionery: Always a reliable spot to get a sweet fix, New Farm Confectionery is supplying some super-sweet Easter goodies. This year the team has released an assortment of handcrafted confections, ranging from honeycomb-filled Belgian chocolate flat-back eggs (as well as a rocky road-filled option), chocolate-sprinkled eggs, and caramel-filled eggs. Plus, you can create your very own one-of-a-kind Easter eggs, while you sip on a glass of bubbly at New Farm Confectionery’s adults only easter egg-making workshop.

Bite into bunny-shaped jelly and Easter bombes at Brisbane Quarter: A super-sweet line up of Easter treats await you at Brisbane Quarter, starting with Brisbane Phoenix, where you will find adorable bunny-shaped coconut jelly that is almost too cute to eat. Persone will be dishing up an Easter-themed dessert and drinkable, for those who prefer an alcohol-infused delicacy. As well as Tenya, which will also be serving up an Easter-inspired tipple made with vanilla vodka and banana chocolate liqueur. Head to O’GaBee Coffee & Co for a traditional toast treat in the form of a hot cross bun or for something more substantial you can celebrate Easter with some cracking-good food specials at Three Blue Duck. To read more about all of the egg-citing Easter offerings at Brisbane Quarter, head here

Sink your teeth into freshly-baked hot cross buns while you sip on a bangin’ brew from Industry Beans: Until the end of theEaster long weekend, Industry Beans will be dishing up drool-worthy hot cross buns, available with your choice of plain or cinnamon butter. Wondering what coffee to pair with your toasty treat? The coffee connoisseurs have suggested the Autumn Espresso Blend, a smooth brew with notes of white chocolate, hazelnut praline and strawberry. Yum!

Treat yourself to Tillerman’s luxe seafood banquet this Easter Friday: Make the most of your Easter long weekend and spend it relaxing by the river and indulging in a six-course seafood banquet at Tillerman. Sink your teeth into a mouth-watering menu including the likes of seared kingfish with crepes, tropical painted lobster and crispy-skin rainbow trout. For more information or to book head here.

Sip on salted-caramel easter-egg cocktails from Cocktail Porter: The creative crew behind Cocktail Porter have once again outdone themselves, delivering a dreamy cocktail kit featuring Messina and Mr Black just in time for Easter. This cocktail is a combo of Baileys Irish creme, Messina dulce de leche, cold drip coffee and Mr Black Coffee Liqueur. Mix, shake and pour into the chocolate egg to treat yourself or impress a loved one. Head here to grab yours.

Hop along to Portside Wharf’s Easter market for egg-cellent treats and real-life bunnies pats: Have an egg-cellent time with family, friends and fur-babies at Portside Wharf’s Easter market on Sunday April 2. Experience a super-cute line-up of farm animals including baby piglets, lambs, ducks, alpacas and goats from the McDonald’s Travelling Pet Farm and of course a visit from the Easter bunny, plus meander through more than 35 stallholders bringing a variety of vibrant and bespoke offerings.

Pepe Saya and Butter Boy have dropped chocolate hot cross bun cookie dough for Easter: The buttery wizards at Pepe Saya have teamed up with cult cookie makers Butter Boy to create the ultimate Easter treat – bake-at-home chocolate hot cross bun cookie dough. Part cookie, part hot cross bun, this butter-laced baked delight can now be delivered straight to your door. Head here to grab yours while you can.

Get your mitts on this gin-infused adult showbag from Gintonica: We all love a showbag, especially when gin is involved. This Easter, Gintonica have released a treasure trove of adult showbags filled with gin-infused chocolate blocks, easter-eggs and you guessed it, plenty of gin. Get your mitts on one by heading here.

Cop these Creme Egg cocktails at The Terrace bar: If you’re looking for the perfect place to indulge in a couple of Easter tipples, then listen up. The Terrace bar located on level 21 at the Emporium Hotel South Bank is shaking up two choc-tails over the Easter period, including a Creme-Egg cocktail served in a giant chocolate egg.

Max out on salivation-inducing sweets at Chouquette: When it comes to lovingly crafted artisan breads and dreamy pastries, few bakeries in Brisbane deliver a product quite like Chouquette. Lucky for us, this New Farm bakery has also dropped an Easter menu that looks just as good as it tastes. You can pick up The Egg – a gourmet Belgian chocolate Easter egg, decorated with mixed nuts, or a super-cute Easter cake that tastes like a Ferrero Rocher. For those who prefer a traditional Easter snack, Chouquette’s hot cross buns are pretty hard to beat.

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