Have you been horsing around trying to decided where to celebrate this year’s Melbourne Cup 2017? We know how tricky it can be trying to make up your mind – which is why our friendly team have put their heads together to put their bets on the top Melbourne Cup events in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane (because why should Melbourne have all the fun!) So, giddy up and lock in your spot before it’s too late or you might just find that you’ll be the one with the long face!
With a whopping 11 packages to choose from, you’ll need to choose between the excitement of the trackside crowd or indulging in the VIP luxury of private marquees. If you’re going to watch the Melbourne Cup in Perth than you simply can’t go past the prestige of the city’s home of racing.
Panoramic views of the iconic Leighton Beach and a nine-course grazing menu for only $100 a pop? Sign. Us. Up! Hosted by charismatic owner Eamon Sullivan, the day is set to include tasty morsels like crispy snapper tacos, Rottnest Island scallops and burnt vanilla pavlovas with passion fruit cremeux.
Four course lunch? Tick! Free flowing beer, wine and bubbles? Tick! Luxurious prizes and giveaways? Tick, tick, tick! By George, the Young George has got it all! Treat yourself to prawn cocktail milk buns, rare beef tartare and specialty cocktails at Fremantle’s favourite little home away from home.
If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it right – and what could be more perfect than the luxury of Sydney’s Park Hyatt? We’re talking four spectacular courses in the infamous Dining Room, a glass of premium French champagne on arrival and generous sweepstakes prizes for the best dressed. Whoa, Nelly!
Champagne and the best Greek food in the city? You’re going to want to saddle up to this menu and gallop across the finish line! Join the foodie elite as you nibble your way through handmade delicacies and go into the draw to win some truly excellent mystery prizes.
Everyone’s a winner at this Italian institution on Cup Day. With unlimited house wine, beers and a shared menu this is a feast that will leave you wishing you were wearing stretchy pants. Think crispy zucchini fritters with mint and shallots, burrata with ox heart tomatoes and porcini crusted barramundi with cress and fennel cream.
A historical race day event demands a venue to match, so you simply can’t go past one of Brisbane’s most well-loved dining institutions Lennons. Located above the iconic Queen Street Mall, guests can expect to be spoiled with an exclusive three course offering and free flowing cocktails. The best part? A huge portion of proceeds will be donated to the GingerCloud Foundation’s Modified Rugby Program.
Six delicious courses of award winning Japanese cuisine? Sake-it to me baby! Enjoy the very finest Brisbane has to offer with this decadent package that includes delicate scallop tartare, popcorn shrimp with yuzu and chili bean mayonnaise and their famous Japanese cheesecake.
Bringing a touch of French flair to the River City, this hidden gem has earned a reputation as one of the Brisbane’s best kept secrets. Offering a more understated approach to the race that stops the nation guests can expect to be treated to a elegant two course affair accompanied by French champagne and some seriously mouth watering treats including smoked duck breast salad with grilled orange. Tres bien!
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