Spring is finally here! With the weather starting to warm up its time to head back outside and enjoy the sunshine. From flower festivals to botanical cocktails, Melbourne is starting to get into the Spring feel of things.
Here are are 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week:
Japanese Whisky Pop-Up Bar
A choice destination for any whisky lover. If you haven’t already checked it out then head down to Whisky & Alement for an exhibition of rare Japanese whiskeys. The pop-up bar features a variety of whiskys from rare older blends to early single malts and even selections from closed distilleries. The bar opens at 4:30pm weekdays and is perfect for those after work drinks. Head in on Mondays for a quieter and more intimate experience with the bartenders.
A Very Special Dinner with Hetty McKinnon
If you’re a fan of Hetty McKinnon then this is the perfect opportunity for you to get a first-hand taste of some dishes from her new book Neighbourhood. Pope Joan’s own Mr. Wilkinson will be whipping up a veggie feast with dishes exclusively from Neighbourhood. At $95 a ticket you will be treated to a three-course meal with a pairing of wines from Fowles Wines. Tickets are on sale here.
Free Nutella Crepes by Glenferrie Crepe Café
There’s nothing better to satisfy your Nutella cravings than a Nutella drenched crepe. Except maybe a free Nutella crepe. If you have time to head down to Glenferrie Crepe Café between 9:00 am and 12:00pm on Wednesday the 7th, then you could score just that. To celebrate their one-year anniversary, the good folks at the Glenferrie Crepe Café are giving away one free Nutella Crepe to every customer. What better way to get you through the mid-week hump.
Bombay Sapphire are back at it again with another Project Botanical's pop-up restaurant, this time at Taxi Riverside in Federation Square. At $49 a ticket, you’ll be treated to a double dose of botanically inspired cocktails and two dishes to pair them with. And hey, if that’s not enough you can always grab some more at $12 for any additional cocktail or dish. What’s more is your dining experience will be given a backing track provided by Bondi DJs, Yolanda Be Cool.
Tesselaar Tulip Festival
With spring finally here what better way to celebrate than with the 63rd Tesselaar Tulip Festival. If you can make the trek over to the Dandenong Ranges then you will be greeted by a million tulips across 25 acres of farmland. Don’t stress if flower watching isn’t entirely your thing because the festival also hosts a variety of live entertainment and market and food stalls. Tickets are available at the gates from 10 am and any little ones (under 16) get in for free!
Image Credit: Project Botanicals