Consider this your official invitation to make this Melbourne Cup one to remember for the right reasons and enjoy an afternoon filled with fine fare, top-shelf tipple and excellent company at Nineteen at The Star. The sky-high venue will once again be pulling out all stops for the occasion to deliver two all-inclusive packages befitting its stellar reputation.
Take a seat in the restaurant and enjoy an exquisite five-course lunch featuring Nineteen at The Star’s ‘fruits de mer’ – a chilled selection of the season’s finest seafood (Moreton Bay bugs, Clarence River prawns, Sydney Rock oysters with champagne mignonette and applewood-smoked mussels), wagyu brisket and a shallot tarte tatin, John Dory with pecan brown butter and fillet steak with roast onion and spinach cream. Bringing your fanciful feast to a fitting conclusion is your choice of chocolate meringue pie with Pedro Ximinez ice cream or strawberry sorbet with nougat parfait and basil. Your sips for the day will include four glorious hours of white, red and sparkling wine, beer and soft drink. Tickets to the restaurant’s soiree are $375 per person.
Be enchanted by the glamour, stunning skyline views and impeccable rooftop fashions at the bar’s cocktail party. Guests will enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival followed by a four-hour drinks package and fabulous fare consisting of mac and cheese croquettes with chilli mayonnaise, mushroom and fontina tarts with crème fraiche, pumpkin, brown butter and sage risotto, Vietnamese rice paper rolls and slow-cooked wagyu brisket with pecorino grits and salsa verde. To keep the good vibes flowing, there will be live DJ sets, fashions on the rooftop and of course, all of the action from Flemington on the big screens. Tickets to the cocktail party are $179 per person with the option to add a Veuve Clicquot upgrade for $50 per person.
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