This week is a cold one guys. However, do not stress, as we have found some amazing events to enjoy whilst brazing the cold Melbourne breeze. If you can handle it, head up to Mt Baw Baw to celebrate Oktoberfest, or if you’re more of a warm-blooded animal, pop down to Chuckle Park for some free mulled wine. All this and more in this week’s What’s On Guide, so get-a-readin’!
Free Nasi Lemak & Coffee Cup @ PappaRich
QV Square, Melbourne CBD
PappaRich, reknowned for its Malay food fanfare, is giving away their signature Nasi Lemak dish for free at QV Melbourne on the 27th of July from 11.30am – 2.30pm. Nasi Lemak itself is a traditional rice dish that is made up of cucumber, curried chicken, egg, sambal and peanuts. All you have to do is download their new app, which also acts as a loyalty rewards program.
That’s not all you’re getting, either! PappaRich will also be giving away reusable coffee cups that you can use again and again to pick up a cup of Malaysian Kopi, or whatever other beverage tickles your fancy. That’s a steal. With over 800 free lunches and cups, you better get in quick, as we’re sure this giveaway will be snapped up fast!
- When? 27th of July from 11.30am – 2.30pm
- Where? PappaRich @ QV Square in the CBD.
- How much? Absolutely free!
Kraken Kristmas In July
22 Duckboard Place, Melbourne CBD
Get ready for a mysterious dinner as some of Australia’s best chefs at A Hereford Beefstouw have put together a night of curiously tasty blackened food to be enjoyed with four exclusive Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktails. If you haven’t guessed yet, the theme here is the colour black.
As you arrive at the venue and walk down their appropriately coloured black carpet, you’ll be greeted with a Spiced Egg Fogg cocktail, made with orange marmalade and the aforementioned black rum. Some of the dark delicacies to be consumed on the night include a blackened turkey, gravlax bathed in squid ink mustard and ash pavlova. Throughout your evening, your dinner will also be punctuated by sounds of violinists performing inside a large snowglobe. Curiouser and curiouser!
- When? 25th of July at 7pm.
- Where? 22 Duckboard Place, Melbourne CBD.
- How much? $100 per person.
Oktoberfest @ Mt Baw Baw
Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, Baw Baw Village
Braze the cold to celebrate everyone’s favourite German festival on the 28th of July up in the heights of Mt Baw Baw, complete with German food, a large roster of German beers and even a traditional German band by the name of “Hofbrass”!
Toss a log playing a game of ‘klop‘ before chowing down on some bratwurst and pretzels prepared by a mix of local and international chefs. If the trek to the mountains is an issue, why not take the Snow Train that leaves from Melbourne and travels through Gippsland all the way up to the top? Sounds like a trip to be remembered.
- When? 28th of July – 29th of July.
- Where? Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort.
- How much? Absolutely free to attend!
Winter Camp @ Chuckle Park
322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Warm up your winter this Sunday on the 29th of July as Chuckle Park is offering up a range of exclusive drink specials, such as an apple-pie shot or a ‘Smokey The Bear’ which is made with apricot hickory bitters, whisky and hickory smoke (and served in the bear shaped jar above!).
Oh, and did we mention that from 12pm – 3pm there will be free mulled wine? So there you have it.
Also happening at this single-day event is a BBQ with yummy gourmet and vegan sausages, with all sale proceeds going towards New Beginnings Animal Rescue, a non-for-profit charity. Naturally, dogs are more than welcome to join in the festivities.
- When? 29th of July from 12pm – 9pm.
- Where? 322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD.
- How much? Absolutely free to attend!
Peruvian Carnaval @ Pastuso
19 AC/DC Lane, Melbourne CBD
Acclaimed Peruvian chef Alejandro Savaria and his team are serving up a mega feast of Peruvian food and culture for one day only on the 29th of July.
Starting with a bang with live Peruvian dances, sit down to enjoy a six-course menu that showcases the diversity and wide-ranging flavours of Peruvian cuisine. If you choose to pair this with matched wines, you’ll have a complete South American blast!
Inspired by the Andean highlands and Amazon jungle, as well as the Purivian coast culture, you’ll broaden your horizons and experience Peru without ever having to leave Melbourne.
- When? 29th of July at 1pm.
- Where? 19 AC/DC Lane, Melbourne CBD.
- How much? $95 – $140 per person.
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