All the foodies, put your hands up. All the cinephiles, make some noise…? Well if you’re inclined to do both, then you can do so at this year’s Gourmet Cinema.
And luckily, we’re giving away 2 x double passes to attend any of the below sessions this March as a VIP with your own lawn chair and 196 Below Artisan Nitro choc-top! All you have to do is head to our Melbourne Facebook page and tag who you would take in the comments below and all this is yours!
Blending six of the city’s most popular, most Instagram-worthy restaurants with a film line-up that’ll satisfy every retro craving you’ve ever had. Gourmet Cinema combines an outdoor movie experience with a food festival that’ll have you embracing your inner couch potato and taking it to new cinematic and culinary levels.
Beginning March 1st, the lawns of Caulfield Racecourse will be taken over to bring you classics such as Top Gun and Little Miss Sunshine, while providing you with the culinary goodness of four selected restaurants, with one hero restaurant taking creative license with a movie-inspired menu each night.
To kick of the season, Hotel Jesus presents Chef – an American comedy-drama featuring film favourites such as Robert Downey Jr. and Sofia Vergara and even more scrumptious dishes such as Cuban sandwiches, beef cheeks and Texas-style brisket that’ll undoubtedly make your mouth water. Luckily, Head Chef Luke Hammond is here to bring you the true tastes of Mexico to satisfy all the ensuing cravings – think Tacos and market-inspired Tostadas.
On March 2nd we’re invited into the Hoover family’s van in the comedy-drama roadtrip film Little Miss Sunshine. And while we nostalgically adore a little Abigail Breslin dancing on stage to ‘Superfreak’, Jimmy Grants vamps it all up with George Calombaris’ modern interpretation of an Athenian Souvlaki bar – think slow-roasted lamb and mouth-watering kebabs. Now that’s Friday night done right.
The goodies keep coming, with Benny Burger presenting 80s classics like Top Gun and The Lost Boys, and Uncle pairing up traditional pho and banh mi’s with juicy chicken wings that’ll keep us good and fed during Sideways and La La Land. Not that we’ll be able to take our eyes off the screen while Ryan Gosling is on it anyway.
Add Helenic Republic taking care of your Mediterranean needs with their traditional Greek food during the screening of Before Midnight, and you’ve got yourself a food coma (just like at yiayia’s)…
Lastly, it’s fiesta time! Get yourself some tacos, margheritas and churros from Mamasita as you watch the sultry Spanish flick Vicky Christina Barcelona under a glowing, setting sun. Things are about to get sizzling hot in here.
To lock down your patch of grass, or reserve your deck chair, visit www.gourmetcinema.com.au
OR If you prefer to be more on the VIP side of life, enter our giveaway and score yourself a lawn chair, priority seating and a 196 Below Artisan Nitro choc-top!
Enter via our Facebook page here!
- Chef presented by Hotel Jesus
- Little Miss Sunshine presented by Jimmy Grants
- Top Gun presented by Benny Burger
- Sideways presented by Uncle
- Before Midnight presented by Hellenic Republic
- La La Land presented by Uncle
- The Lost Boys presented by Benny Burger
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona presented by Mamasita.
Where: Caulfield Racecourse
When: March 1 – 4 and 8 – 11
6pm: Gates Open
8:15pm: Movie starts (20 minute intervals for snack retrieval)
Online non-reserved grass: $22.50
At the gate non-reserved grass: $27
Online 196 Below Deck Chair Lawn seating: $35.50
At the gate 196 Below Deck Chair Lawn Seating: $40
By Vanessa De Lutiis
*Two winners will be chosen by random. Each winner will receive 1 double pass. Winners can choose any movie/date of their choice. Winners will be announced and contacted directly on Tuesday 27th February 2018.