We’d just like to begin by saying, Messina is owning 2020. The universally adored kings of all things gelato have seemingly evolved into the ultimate foodie hype machine—from cookie pies to candles to tubs of Iced VoVo gelato—every week, even every few days, there’s something new, and every time it’s really, really good.
If you’ve recovered from Monday’s nostalgia-laced drop of Vienetta gelato, get ready to revive one of your favourite foodie events, at home.
In honour of the Night Noodle Markets, Messina has buddied up with Melbourne’s Hoy Pinoy to create a make-at-home dinner pack. Both Messina and Hoy Pinoy regularly hold court at the NNM each year, and if you’re a regular you’ll know their custom menus are typically the highlight of the whole market.
So, whether you’re in lockdown, or just hoping to jazz up your weekend a bit, the Messina x Hoy Pinoy dinner pack is filled with your Filipino faves—$65 includes two sticky pork skewers, chicken adobo and steamed rice and, the highlight, Messina’s Coco Phangan dessert, made of coconut and pandan sticky rice, mango sherbet, salted coconut sauce and toasted coconut flakes.
With large scale events like the NNM presently looking iffy (thanks, 2020), this is your chance to vibe the markets at home.
Pre-order opens tomorrow, Wednesday 12 August from 10am right here.
What: Messina x Hoy Pinoy Dinner Packs
When: Pre-order Wednesday 12 August, pick up Friday 14 August and Saturday 15 August
Where: Pick up (Sydney) Newtown, Parramatta, Penrith, Rosebery, Tramsheds and Bondi. Pick up (Melbourne) Richmond, Windsor, Fitzroy and East Brunswick (Deliveroo only).
You can also transport yourself to a tropical island with Poor Toms' new piña colada gin.
Image credit: Hoy Pinoy