It’s not all about Melbourne Cup this week, people! The Botanical is offering a gorgeous champagne breakfast; for the selfie-takers and proud feminists Cherchez la Femme are hosting an interesting talk on Wednesday night; plus we’ve got Spanish sherries, the most colourful festival in the world and some fancy bloom-filled dining.
Here are our top 5 picks of things to do in Melbourne this week.
Champagne Breakfast at The Botanical
Cup Day is upon us and The Botanical are offering a champagne breakfast at just $25 per head including smoked salmon, quinoa rosti, boiled egg, cucumber salad, citrus and dill crème fraiche with almond bread and of course, a glass of Pommery. No reservations are required for this one but the breakfast is on from 8am-12pm so be sure to get in quick. Cheers to that!
Cherchez la Femme’s Feminism & Selfies
So let’s be real. Selfies—we all take them, and even if we claim not to, we all know someone who does. And who’s to judge? Cherchez la Femme open up the conversation in Feminism & Selfies, bringing together Melbourne feminists Lian Hinge, Lauren Scott, Jack Stewart and Virginia to talk it out. Get involved on Wednesday night from 6:30 at The Melba Speigeltent in Collingwood in what will no doubt be a surprising, insightful and hilarious discussion on one of today’s biggest trends. Tickets are just $15 and can be booked online. We’ll see you there!
Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th
The Sherry Sessions at Añada Restaurant
In partnership with Spanish wine gurus The Spanish Acquisition and International Sherry Week, Añada presents The Sherry Sessions: 4 nights of Spain’s unique sherries matched to a set menu of exciting tapas flavours. Tickets are $50 per person and include a four-course menu, with accompanying sherries for $40 per head, all night from 6pm – 10pm. Phone 03 9415 6101 or visit the Añada website to book online.
Holi Festival of Colours at Ceres Environment Park
One of the world’s favourite festivals, India’s Holi Festival of Colours comes to Ceres Environment Park for its third year and we couldn’t be more excited! Grab your pals and prepare to get drenched in all of the colours as we celebrate spring in Melbourne. Final round tickets are $40 per person with all proceeds going to the sponsorship of a school lunch program in southern India, teaching programs and the installment of water harvesting systems. Click through to book, these remaining tickets won’t last long!
Good Food Blooms Moveable Feast
Edible flowers have become a bit of a thing in the Melbourne food and drink scene and Southgate’s restaurant precinct is giving you the chance to indulge in a 3-course lunch spruced up by some gorgeous blooms. Beginning at 12pm diners will enjoy an entrée and cocktail at Bluetrain, main dish and cocktail at BearBrass followed by dessert and tea or coffee at Tutto Bene. Tickets are $100 per head and can be purchased via the Southgate Melbourne website. Don’t miss out on the final installment of these stunning moveable feasts!
Image credit: The Colour Run