French Caribbean Food
French Caribbean Food is a new and exciting catering service offering recipes of delicacies, appetizers and finger food inspired from exotic destinations, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion Island, which are part of the French Caribbean Islands, also known as the West Indies.
Their main specialties are :
- Cod puffs, also called ‘ Accras or Bacalao’ ~ little fritters made of salted dried codfish, herbs and spices, served fresh and ‘ hot’. They can be prepared more or less spicy to satisfy all the taste buds.
- Bokits, also called ‘creole burgers’ ~ typical Guadeloupe sandwiches served with homemade bread. The bread is also called ‘Johnny cake’, a kind of fried bread that the New England colonies may have borrowed from the Indians.
This bun is traditionally stuffed with cod fish or chicken.
- Samosa, ‘Reunion Island style’ ~ This delicacy inspired from India is made of exotic flavours and filled with beef or chicken.
- Achard or ‘Pickled vegetables’ ~ This fresh mixed of crunchy vegetable from the Mauritius Island and Reunion Island is generally served as a side or can garnish a sandwich.
- Pastelle, pastry filled with Tuna
Fromager d’Affinois by La Fromagerie
Nestled in the foothills of the Alps in the southeast of France, our Belley dairy is surrounded by ancient forest famous for its many waterfalls and lakes, while our Pélussin dairy is hidden in the heart of the Massif du Pilat regional park in the Rhône valley. Our range of cheeses has now been exclusively made for years in these two dairies, only 100km away from the foodie vibes of Lyon, the worldwide capital of gastronomy and home to many chefs.
The secret to our recipe? Rich cow’s milk that we collect from our local farmers whose mountain breeds, Montbeliardes and Holstein, graze on dense pasture. The skilled hand of our cheese maker then transforms the milk into creamy wheels of Fromager d’Affinois – Australia’s favourite specialty cheese.
We’re often asked how to pronounce our name (Fro-maj-ay Daff-een-wa) but we must admit, we love being known as ‘Daff’!
You can find Fromager d'Affinois in all these retailers :
- The cheese pleaser
- Clayfield fruit markets
- IGA Milton E
- IGA New Farm E
- IGA Siriannis Ascot
- IGA Greenslopes
- IGA St Lucia
- Dans Hawthorne Garage
- Feast on Fruit
- Frescos @ the Gap
- Fruity Capers Deli
- Harvest Fruit and Veg
- New Farm Deli
- Superior Fruits & Wendys kitchen
- Zone Fresh Gourmet Markets
- IGA Marketplace wises road
- Chandler Mega Fresh
- Carina Mega Fresh
- The Stores West End
- Simons Gourmet Market - Chapel Hill
- Ingredients Deli
- Rosalie Gourmet Market
- Leos IGA Ascot
- Fresh Sensations
- The Bardon Shed
- Rock n Roll Delu
- Fresh Sensations Chermside.
Brisbane French Theatre
"It is dusk at Notre Dame. Desperate Gargoyles lament and dream of escaping to a new life when the cathedral suddenly catches fire! As the evil & scheming Monseigneur Frollo embarks on a quest to find and punish the arsonist, an assortment of colourful characters (among them clumsy Quasimodo and strong-willed Esmeralda) will take the stage and join the investigation."
"Notre-Dame", an original musical performed in French and surtitled in English, will have you laugh, clap, sing and dance!
Brisbane French Theatre is a dynamic local theatre company bringing smashing, original French and bilingual plays to the Brisbane stage.
Brisbane French Theatre was created in 2017 with the goal of offering Australian audiences an entertaining and accessible immersion into French culture, and also to give native French speakers a chance to enjoy a great time at the theatre in their language. We also offer acting workshops.
Recent sell-out productions included "The Student and Mr Henri" (L’etudiante et Monsieur Henri), "Simone Says" (Et pendant ce temps, Simone Veille), "Alas April" (Helas avril) and "Repeat After Me".
Gourmet & Co
The Biscuit de Brisbane company specialises French patisserie delicacies. They make beautiful, delicious French handcrafted Macarons, using only Australian products and French skills to create a quality product at a reasonable price. Madeleines are also on the menu, created with the same touche de France.
“French Tradition - Proudly Australian Made”
Le Caprice opened in July 2018. Their goal is to make high quality french pastries and cakes as well as providing some Australian favourites...with a french touch. Eclairs, meringue tarts, tartes noisette (hazelnut cream and caramel mousse) and delicious cakes like Religieuse (choux pastry filled with coffee custard) are hand made from scratch, which makes every product unique. Indeed, they put a high premium on the taste!
Visit their Instagram account : https://www.instagram.com/lecapricepatisserie/
Petite France 100% made in France
Petite France is a husband and wife partnership between Celine (French) and Jonathan (Australian), and also baby Remi (both).
The products are all 100% made in France, from kitchenware, homewares, fashion, and kids’ wooden toys, to body care. They are all made following a traditional savoir-faire that has been around for decades, sometimes centuries. While there were many French-inspired products and plenty of ‘French style’, there was a sense of a huge gap between all of this and the true French-made products.
Petite France offers you the unique quality, beauty, and charisma of France, with products developed over time, with craftsmanship, and using nature and society as a guide.
French couple Laetitia and Raphael arrived in Brisbane 6 years ago, and having been welcomed so warmly, decided that it was their turn to share some of their favourite pieces of France with Australia.
From this, French Yummies was born. An online market based in Brisbane, French Yummies imports from France a unique line of reusable decorative tins filled with authentic French confectioneries such as salted butter caramels, butter biscuits, nougats... There is also a delicious range of French duck products and a selection of their favourite French groceries.
*FREE pick-up on all orders! (available in Brisbane)
*FREE shipping Australia-wide for orders over $150!
Come and meet Laetitia and Raphael at Le Festival to enjoy the authentic taste of France, and even get some awesome gifts for your loved ones! We hope you will love their yummy products as much as we do, and we look forward to seeing you at Le Festival 2019!
Skart and Savvy Designs
About Susan Kerian - the illustrator:
With over 20 years' experience in Graphic design and illustration, Susan Kerian has worked in the television industry as a graphic artist with many production houses.
Currently specialising in fashion illustrations, her work is colourful, with a sense of elegance. A self-confessed Francophile, Susan's artwork is inspired by the romantic Parisian aesthetic.
Her signature style uses a mix of Digital, watercolour paints, pencils, fine pen and marker techniques. All illustrations are printed in Australia and packaged with great care in her studio: A3 illustrations are printed on 300gsm card stock. A2 and A1 illustrations are printed on 160 bond paper.
Brisbane et Gold Coast Accueil
Brisbane Accueil’s mission is to welcome, inform, and support French speakers and their families settled in Brisbane and surrounding areas. The association is open to all French speakers, as well as francophiles, providing them with the necessary tools for a successful experience in their new environment abroad.
This organisation offers a unique reference in the French speaking community. It is open to newcomers, those already settled for some time, those who see information, or those who simply want to share experience.
Brisbane Accueil is entirely run by volunteers and is free from commercial, religious, or political influence.