Short week. Big vibes. Plenty happening around the grounds in Melbourne between now and Thursday, so why not kick things off with an excessive amount of chicken schnitzels and finish up with a tipple and a taco by the West Gate Bridge. Here are the best things to do in Melbourne this week.
Cucinetta | Book In For Parmesan Wheel Week
Cucinetta, the team who brought you the 29 cheese gnocchi, are coming in hot with Cacio e Pepe being served straight out of a giant Grana Padano 18 month parmesan cheese wheel. You can get it during Parmesan Wheel Week—which is happening at the end of the month on Monday 26 April until Wednesday 8 May between 12pm and 3pm and 5pm until close, daily—book your table for late April at the South Yarra restaurant here.
This one’s for the West. A massive food and booze haven has opened just by the West Gate Bridge. The indoor/outdoor venue covers over 10,000sqm, has three bars and enough food to cover off the entirety of the grounds twice over. More here.
The Shore Outdoor Cinema
One of Melbourne’s most cherished independent cinemas, The Sun Theatre, has set up shop with a second location in the Gantry Plaza at Seaworks Williamstown. It’s dubbed the Shore Cinema by The Sun Theatre, and they’ve got around a month before they pack down for the year. This week, catch classics like The Goonies or something new for young and old, The Croods: A New Age. Tickets here.
The NGV Triennial is in its final weeks, and if you haven’t seen it, a weekday venture might be your best day to do so. Over 100 artists are involved in over 86 projects on display across the entire gallery. Highlights include Refik Anadol’s towering Quantum Memories, several works from cherished French artist JR and more. Book in your free tickets here.
Yep, if this itinerary is anything to go by, you’re going to be eating A LOT. The Bavarian is putting on a 10 week celebration of all things Schnitties with a snack of schnitzel variations covering every culinary corner. There are 10 flavours to choose from, including a Mexican, Hawaiian and of course, traditional, and you can try them for $10 a pop on Wednesdays between now and Wednesday 9 June. For bookings and locations, click here.
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