maandag 25 mei 2009
Italian Week in Brisbane
This week Brisbane has an italian flavour as there's a festival promoted by the italian consulate celebrating all things italian down in the city centre.
Tomorrow we are off to see the Queensland Orchestra, which is the 'state orchestra’ playing the Four Seasons in the shopping mall in the city centre. The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music, instantly recognisable.
There's also a food market with some tasty wares on offer so we are quite looking foward to it. There's a sizable italian community in Australia which accounts for some of the good coffee and favourable influence on the food here which is not a bad thing at all.
No dutch festival yet in Brisbane I'm afraid, they only seem to be in Melbourne and occaisonally in Sydney and are very low key, though there is a shop here selling dutch stuff including raw herring which I had a go of, somehow its not quite the same as the real thing in Holland so we gave up the idea of shopping there again.
I still have to try the Belgian Beer Bar though, also in the city centre. So there is hope...