Melbourne Cup is so close we can almost taste it.
The race doesn’t stop the nation for no reason and Sydney-siders come out in full force every year to don their best and soak up the sun—any excuse to leave work at midday, after all.
We couldn’t let our friends south of the border have all the fun so we scoured our city for an event that will tick all the boxes. If you can't be in Melbourne for the big day, then head straight to Fratelli Fresh in Darling Harbour for LIVE entertainment, DJs and of course, big screens to watch the race.
Tuck into unlimited canapés—and we mean, unlimited—including calamari fritti with aioli, three-cheese arancini, grilled halloumi, housemade lamb ragu pasta, salads and mushroom risotto. Next, take your pick between two packages, and dance the day away while you sip on your choice of prosecco, Aperol spritz, espresso martinis, beer, wine, or all of the above. There will also be a pop-up Redbull Organics Bar and we’re so sorry, did we forget to mention there are dedicated pizza AND gelato stations? There are. Sold.
But the day doesn’t end there. Your ticket grants you free entry to the official after party for kick-ons. Tickets are limited, and with Melbourne Cup just around the corner you'll want to rally the crew and get in quick.
When: 12-3pm Tuesday 6 November, 2018
Where: Fratelli Fresh, Tenancy 2, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Package 1: $99pp including roaming canapes, beer, wine and prosecco
Package 2: $125pp including roaming canapes, espresso martinis, Aperol spritz, beer, wine and prosecco.
For tickets head here or call 02 9259 5600.
If by any chance you miss out (we told you to hurry!), you can always book in for a $60pp 3-course lunch at another Fratelli Fresh venue. If you love champagne, Saké Restaurant & Bar in Double Bay and The Rocks are putting on a six-course lunch for $139pp with additional Veuve Cliquot beverage package available for $79. Or if you fancy a fiesta for Melbourne Cup, head to El Camino Cantina for a 4-hour food and beverage package for $99pp including a build-your-own taco station and LIVE entertainment.
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