When you think of Queensland’s foodie regions, the mind wanders… Toowoomba, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley… the city of Logan? OK, admittedly the city of Logan might not immediately spring to mind but its culinary offerings are fast becoming a regional attraction with an abundance of unique tastes and flavours thanks to the area’s diversity.
Seeing as it’s a less familiar foodie region, an SEQ Food Trail can be a great way to discover what’s on offer. You can pick your region, destinations and even start point… it then builds your very own food itinerary… a tailor-made trail!
We’ve picked three destinations from their list.
It’s the country’s only completely Australian-owned distillery … and at 134, also the oldest.
Sitting on the banks of the Albert River, it’s still making rum “the old-fashioned way” meaning everything is done by the eyes, ears, nose and taste buds of the two distillers there.
It’s also one of the only places to use a copper still as opposed to the steel barrels more commonly used by larger distilleries. This creates a smoother product by removing all the sulphates.
It’s obviously working for them as they’ve taken out their fair share of awards.
This stunning Colonial style venue sits pretty on the banks of the Logan River.
Owned and run by the Cobbing family, mother-daughter team Gerdy and Bec head up the kitchen.
Our ‘must try’ dishes are the Chicken and Mushroom Carbonara, the Salt and Pepper Calamari and the Moqueca, a Brazilian fish stew with king prawns, mussels, salmon and calamari… absolutely divine!
This place simply dazzles.
Offering over fifty fresh Mediterranean and Lebanese delicacies, made on site daily, each one is unique and not like anything else you’ve ever tried before.
Most of you would have heard of Baklava, and it’s their most popular treat, but there are a number of variations on this delight, and then the not so well-known Namoura or Maamoul.
Do yourself a favour and allow for plenty of time to taste test your way through this place!