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World Gin Day 2017

World Gin Day is once again upon us this Saturday 10th June! Bars and distillers have been getting their heads together to educate, intoxicate and most of all, celebrate gin, and while you’re in the midst of a long weekend, why not give in? To help you about your day, I’ve found you some stunning events to cover you from Brunch to Nightcaps…Enjoy!

Brunch

Brookie’s Botanical Brunch at The Gin Palace

Lunch

Taxi Kitchen and Artemis Gin

World Gin Day Boozy Lunch at Out of Sunderland

Four Pillars 3 Martini Lunch at The Gin Palace

World Gin Day Dinner at St. Luja

World Gin Day Long Lunch at Henry Sugar

Dinner

World Gin Day Dinner at Bohemian Restaurant  

A Variety of Gins at Captain Baxter

Bass and Flinders Distillery at Papa Goose

Masterclass

Nordic Gin  Winter Masterclass at Henry and the Fox

Adelaide Hills Distillery at Bad Frankie

MGC Takeover Mountain Goat Brewery

One Day, Three Distillers, One Gin at Craft + Co

Drink Specials

Kew and Dodds Gin at Waterslide Bar

Two for One G&T’s, Negronis and Martinis at Gin Palace

Gin Boilermakers and Beer Specials at Uitgang Bar

Discover Italy

The Royal Saxon will be hosting an exclusive Discover Italy event in the upstairs on Thursday 19th May. Come and celebrate all things Italian as we feast on the delicious handy work of Head Chef Simone Righetto, learn about all things Italian beer from the team at Birra del Borgo and soak up the atmosphere in the Saxon’s stunning upstairs bar and balcony.

Righetto hails from Verona in Northern Italy and is renowned for his modern take on classic recipes. Come and join him for handmade pasta, salumi misti and what is arguably some of the best pizza in Melbourne as he talks us through what inspires his dishes and let’s us all in on a few trade secrets.

We will also be joined by the team from Birra del Borgo who will be expertly matching beers to each of Righetto’s courses and educating us all on Italian beers and brewing throughout the evening.

This experience is relaxed and informal, with courses designed to be served canape style, roaming the floor with the matched beers.

Come and try a bit of everything and learn how the Italians make beer to expertly match their delicious food.

Rodenbach, Artisan Cheese, Opera & A Church – A Heavenly Match

Opera, beer and cheese can all be said to be a vital part of Australia’s cultural landscape.

For one night only, Beer Diva, Yarra Valley Dairy and Heron Tower Beverages are truly blessed to present a breathtaking live opera performance enhanced by exclusive Rodenbach ales and one-off handcrafted cheeses, all set beneath the stained glass windows of St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond.

Guests will enjoy 6 of the finest beers within the Rodenbach range, including:

  • Rodenbach Grand Cru – the “Burgundy of Belgium”, a blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 beer matured for two years in oak
  • Rodenbach Vintage – the result of the Rodenbach brewers selecting the cask which has produced the best beer after 2 years, 100% matured beer.
  • Caractère Rouge – created by adding an extra six months’ fermenting maceration with cherries, raspberries and cranberries, to two year matured beer
  • Belle Helene – A deviously delicious pear-cinnamon brew released by Rodenbach’s fruit master Filip Sneppe. Made with fresh Belgian soil pears harvested in the autumn and a subtle touch of cinnamon.
  • Rodenbach Rosso – “a fruity kiss for a sparkling moment”, made with a blend of fresh and matured beer, fermented with red berries

Each beer will be meticulously paired to an exclusive selection of decadent cheeses, produced by Yarra Valley Dairy’s head cheesemaker, Jack Holman, under the guidance of Rodenbach’s Belgian cheesemaker.

Jack has been toiling away and has created 2 varieties of washed rind cheeses utilising the Rodenbach Grand Cru and the Caractère Rouge, along with a third cheese incorporating spent grain.

These cheeses are unique to this event and have never been produced before. Jack is pretty pleased with his efforts, in fact, when we tasted them with him, you couldn’t wipe the grin off his face!

While guests are dining on fine beer & cheese they will also be treated to a live operatic serenade by some of Australia’s finest opera performers, including tenor Carlos E. Bárcenas Ramírez, who is currently performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Victorian Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Wiradjuri Soprano Shauntai Batzke who made her Sydney Opera House debut this year, and dramatic contralto Liane Keegan who trained in Australia along with the National Opera Studio in London. Liane is curating the performance and will be pairing the beers & cheeses to a divine range of arias.

This is an unbelievable Australian first and is definitely not to be missed. Be among the lucky few to witness the incredible fusion of beer, cheese & opera.

Confessions optional.

Death Row Dinners

Food lovers and critics alike have pondered what they might choose as their last meal.

For The Top 500 dinner series The Grand has put the question to our head chef Andrew Beddoes. After 15 years working with some of the world’s great chefs, Andrew has whittled his experience down to just five “to die for” dishes.

Join the Grand’s “Big House” as Andrew presents his Death Row Dinner.

This dinner is so good, it will be criminal not to attend! Just $135 for 5 courses with “appeal” matched with contraband such as cell block vino and jail house hooch with extra rations and privileges for good behavior.  ($125 for Grand VIP’s)
Bookings essential on: 03 9429 2530

Death Row Dinners

Food lovers and critics alike have pondered what they might choose as their last meal.

For The Top 500 dinner series The Grand has put the question to our head chef Andrew Beddoes. After 15 years working with some of the world’s great chefs, Andrew has whittled his experience down to just five “to die for” dishes.

Join the Grand’s “Big House” as Andrew presents his Death Row Dinner.

This dinner is so good, it will be criminal not to attend! Just $135 for 5 courses with “appeal” matched with contraband such as cell block vino and jail house hooch with extra rations and privileges for good behavior.  ($125 for Grand VIP’s)
Bookings essential on: 03 9429 2530