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What to do for Melbourne Cup in Sydney after Covid-19

GH Mumm Melbourne Cup Sydney

There’s no lying, it’s been an average year. So let’s join up in trying to send the last few months of it off with some sort of a – probably lame – bang, but a bang nonetheless! Pier One Sydney Harbour is set to host The Maison Mumm Hotel “off track” for Melbourne Cup this year – bringing guests G.H. Mumm’s flagship Melbourne Cup day celebration to Sydney. Here’s what to look forward to. Admiral Suite Private Party or Harbour Balcony Suite Private Party Spend Melbourne Cup in Pier One’s most luxe suites with uninterrupted views of the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour and Luna Park from your own private balcony. Guests will indulge in canapés, overflowing grazing boards, a luxe barbecue menu. Some suites include their own private chef for a truly luxe experience. Enjoy a four-hour beverage package including G.H.Mumm Champagne served by a private waiter and a “feature bath” filled with bottles of champagne or decadent desserts while the race action plays on a flatscreen TV.Capacity: 10 GuestsPrice: $5,500Duration: 4 hours + overnight stay for 2 guests Exclusive Harbourside Pier Booths Gather with friends or colleagues on the pier at Pier One. The exclusive Pier Booths are located on the pier outside Bar One with stunning views of Walsh Bay. Have your choice of a food and beverage package or pre-order from our Bar One menu. Enjoy Pier One’s harbourside location while you watch the “race that stops the nation”.Capacity: 10 GuestsPrice: $1,000 minimum spendDuration: 3 hours The Gantry Restaurant will also be… Read More

2019 Melbourne Cup hotspots at The Star Sydney

Melbourne Cup at Sokyo

Where else would you want to be for Melbourne Cup 2019, but surrounded by fabulous food, friends, fashion and bubbles. With various venues at The Star Sydney putting on a Melbourne Cup experience to remember, there is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget. ChukkaIf Chinese with a Japanese twist is what you’re looking for on Cup Day, book yourself and your friends into Chuuka for lunch with a spectacular view of the harbour. Headed up by Victor Liong and Chase Kojima, Chuuka is offering a 5-course share menu for $165 per person (minimum 2 people) which includes two hours of Moët & Chandon. If you prefer just a glass on arrival (because some of us do have to go back to work after the race, unfortunately), there is also a $135 package which includes the 5-course share menu. Dishes include sashimi platter with scampi, uni and oyster; wagyu wok-fried, green chilli with garlic stems and coriander; and purple yam ice cream with blueberry and kuromitsu pearl. Flying FishOverlooking Pyrmont Harbour is Flying Fish, with Executive Chef Peter Roberston serving up some of Sydney’s finest seafood accompanied with Moët & Chandon on Melbourne Cup Day. The premium package is $165 per person which includes a 3-course set menu and two hours of Moët & Chandon. For $135, you receive a glass of Moët & Chandon on arrival and a 3-course set menu. Dishes include Australia’s Oyster Coast (AOC) oysters with ginger and turmeric dressing; roast duck, confit leg, pistachio and preserved cherry; and passion fruit… Read More

5 best places to celebrate Melbourne Cup in Sydney

Melbourne Cup bar

This November 2018, the Melbourne Cup will take over the country again, meaning monies lost and won, suits bought and trashed and a good champagne soaking for all. It’s a good time, But, if you’re not heading south to Flemington in Melbourne this year for the Race That Stops A Nation, then perhaps these five venues around Sydney by the hospitality masters at Merivale might have what you need. MATTEO DOWNTOWN Celebrate Melbourne Cup at Sydney’s hottest new CBD venue, Matteo Downtown. In the restaurant, guests can indulge on a chef’s selection feasting menu designed to share and a glass of Perrier-Jouët on arrival for $140 per person. You can also experience the exciting Cup day madness in the open bar area, where they can enjoy a specially curated canape menu with a seasonal spritz on arrival for $85 per person. You won’t miss a moment of the action thanks to the screens plastered around the place coupled with DJs and entertainment throughout the day and into the night, sweepstakes, and prizes for best dressed. Bookings from 12pm, and can be made at the Matteo Downtown website. THE BOTANICA VAUCLUSE Settle in at the Botanica Vaucluse, a relaxed restaurant nestled amongst the leafy garden surrounds of citrus trees, strawberry and blueberry bushes. The farm to fork food philosophy celebrates the seasons with ethically and sustainably sourced produce. The a la carte four-course menu for $120 is complemented by a glass of sparkling on arrival. Bookings from 12pm, and can be made at The Botanica website. NOUR Nour… Read More