If you’ve ever heard of Messina Eats, you’ll know it as Messina’s culinary collab program—where the gelato juggernaut pairs up with other foodie heroes just for the hell of it, but mostly so they can create a mini foodie festival at their Rosebery HQ.
Previously, Messina has partnered with Melbourne institutions Mr. Miyagi and Wonderbao. This time around, they are filling the Night Noodle Market-shaped hole in our hearts with a special collab with Melbourne's Hoy Pinoy.
Hoy Pinoy is a regular feature at the Night Noodle Markets in Sydney—but with the event indefinitely postponed (thanks to La Niña), the Hoy Pinoy crew will be shipping their open-air Filipino barbecues to the Messina car park for two days this month instead.
As well as Hoy Pinoy's famous fiery chicken and pork belly skewers, at this edition of Messina Eats you'll also get to sample some new specials. Come hungry for the "Boodle Platter", which includes boneless beef short rib in a bistek tagalog glaze, smoked inasal wings, smoked sweet pork sausages, rice, Filipino pickles, and Hoy Pinoy's delish spicy banana ketchup. There'll also be Liempo loaded fries, which feature pork belly and cheese sauce.
Of course, Messina has you covered for dessert—this time pumping out an on-theme Filipino-style ice cream sandwich. Called the "Monay Milk Bun", a scoop of your choice (ube, leche flan, cheese, or pandan gelato) is sandwiched between a Monay bun. Genius.
Head over here for more details.
What: Messina Eats x Hoy Pinoy
When: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May | 12pm - late
Where: Messina HQ, Rosebery
Vivid is coming up this month—check out the program highlights right here.
Image credit: Messina