June 23, 2016

Bastille Day

Remember Marie Antoinette? The French Queen who bankrupted France in order to buy herself lavish shoes and decadent desserts?  In thanks to her, France now celebrate Bastille Day, or rather La Fete Nationale!  Every year, on the 14th of July the French pay tribute to the beginning of the French revolution and the Storming of the Bastille, which Marie Antoinette and King Louise XVI fled, leaving the fortress to be pillaged and burned. It’s no secret we love the distinctive and sweet French cuisine. The fluffy baguettes, decadent butter, pastries stuffed with sweet cream and array of chocolate creations aside […]
June 13, 2016

Winter Festival is here

What does winter mean to you? A romantic skate on the ice? Or how about cosying up in a ‘Euro-style’ cabin, sipping a warm mug of mulled wine? Or perhaps it’s frolicking around in the snow, throwing snowballs, building snowmen or dazzling with a snow angel? Well, The Winter Festival has arrived and it promises to make all your magical winter dreams come true. For those who’s closest snow fall has been tasting Brisbane’s freak hail storm, here is your chance to experience snow and ice in a more enchanting, white wonderland kind of way. King George Square is transformed […]
May 23, 2016

How to stay warm this winter with Room with Roses.

Winter weather is on its way to Brisbane, but Room with Roses has some ways to keep you warm on those bracingly chilly days. Tea Whether you’re stopping in for a relaxing morning break, or just popping by for a quick takeout drink, Room with Roses has plenty of piping hot tea to warm you up. Choices include loose leaf specialty teas like English Breakfast and Earl Grey, as well as a variety of fragrant herbal blends. Scones Warm scones make for the perfect start to a brisk morning. Pick up one of our fresh homemade scones with accompaniments like raspberry jam, Chantilly cream, […]
May 18, 2016

Italian Week at Room with Roses

It’s that time of year again when we tip our caps and give thanks for all things Italian. Join the team  from Room with Roses for a traditional Italian feast guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds. Mamma mia! Italian Week Celebration Menu Enjoy 2 courses for $39  (or order separately) Main Course  $29 Sandcrab Lasagne with roasted tomato sauce and side salad OR Homemade Potato and Parsnip Gnocchi  with roasted pumpkin and pine nuts in a mellow creamy blue cheese sauce Dessert  $14 Raspberry Tiramisu Tiramisu with chocolate marscapone, layers of fresh raspberries and flavoured with Frangelico, served with berries OR […]
February 9, 2016

Valentine’s Day Picnic Ideas

It’s no secret that planning Valentine’s Day year after year is no picnic… but maybe it should be just that! This year, cancel your overpriced dinner reservation and dine differently on February 14 with a picnic hamper, beautifully prepared by Room with Roses. Expertly crafted, our hampers are designed to ensure you’ve got everything you need, from champagne to crockery, including plates, cutlery, napkins and champagne flutes. The only thing you’ll have to BYO is romance. To give your picnic a little extra sparkle, we’ll even throw in a bottle of Veuve D’Argent for an additional $40.  The best part? […]
January 18, 2016

The Origins of Traditional Australia Day Food

Four Iconic Australian Foods to Celebrate This Australia Day Among the many things there are to celebrate this Australia Day, one of the most enduring expressions of patriotism is the enjoyment of some delicious and traditional Australian fare. As a relatively young country our food history is surprisingly rich, with many iconic options that remain favourites to this day. Here are four of our greatest culinary achievements that make up the perfect menu for a uniquely Australian celebration.   Damper One of the earliest examples of an Australian culinary creation, damper was originally made by stockmen on their long, cross […]