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The Espy Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Espy St Kilda sunset al fresco outdoor garden view

St Kilda’s iconic Hotel Esplanade, affectionately known as The Espy, is gearing up to host two extraordinary culinary collaborations as part of the highly anticipated Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Renowned chefs Jake Nicolson, Lyndon Tyers, Jimmy Hurlston, and Salim Gafayri will come together to curate exceptional dining experiences at Mya Tiger and Louey’s Bar & Kitchen for two exclusive nights. Donna Chang X Mya Tiger, Friday 15th March, 7pm-9pm The first of these exceptional events will take place on Friday, 15th March, from 7pm to 9pm, as Executive Chef Jake Nicolson and Head Chef Lyndon Tyers from Brisbane-based Cantonese powerhouse, Donna Chang, join forces with The Espy’s Asian-inspired restaurant, Mya Tiger. This collaboration promises an 8-course Festival banquet that fuses Cantonese and Asian-inspired flavors, delivering an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the heart of St Kilda. Priced at $123 per person (drinks on consumption), this promises to be a night to remember. Jimmy Hurlston X Salim Gafayri X Louey’s, Friday 22nd March, 7pm-10:30pm The culinary magic continues on Friday, 22nd March, from 7pm to 10:30pm, as Melbournians are treated to a night of Italian-American delights crafted by Jimmy Hurlston of Collingwood’s revered eatery, Easey’s, along with star pizza chef Salim Gafayri and Louey’s Executive Chef Telina Menzies. The 5-course dining and drinking experience will feature hearty, messy Italian eats with an American twist, complemented by a selection of Picklebacks, wine served in carafes, and beats from Disco Italia DJs. The evening will culminate with a free gig by Melbourne hip-hop icon Posse Shot in the… Read More

Where to go after Melbourne’s Pride Parade

Espy St Kilda sunset al fresco outdoor garden view

This Sunday 5 February, after the glitter settles the the hoarse voices of cheering begin to subside, there’s only one place you should be looking to: St Kilda’s The Espy. From one end of Fitzroy Street to the other, The Espy is set to shine like the beacon of LGBTIQA+ merriment, putting it on and turning it out for all the queer kids from Melbourne and abroad. Entry is free to all areas and guests will enjoy over-the-top themed decor, more music and entertainment than you can shake a glitter stick at and Rainbow Slushies that will be raising money for The Victoria Pride Centre. There will be a very special Espy staircase performance from Sunshine Disco Faith Choir. Roving performers will add to the Pride vibe and a who’s who of Melbourne’s queer dance community will play across three rooms including Jason Conti, Butch Le Butch, Gavin Campbell¸ Jake Judd, Hip Hop Hoe, Sugar Plump Fairy, Onyx, Juicy Fruit, Cushen and EMMYK & Tilly. Meanwhile HONCHO DISKO will be taking the reins in the Gershwin room and guests will enjoy entertainment featuring fierce drag performances and DJs from across the country and around the globe, including a stellar, special guest performance from disco legend DJ Severino – direct from The Eagle in London. What: Hotel Esplanade’s Post Parade Party When: Sunday 5th February, 2023, 12pm until late Where: ‘The Espy’ Hotel Esplanade, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC, 3182 Who: Anyone wanting to celebrate Pride ‘23 Why: To continue the celebrations of Pride ‘23 once the March has come… Read More