VINOMOFO IS HOSTING THE BETTY’S GAME ROSE WINE LAUNCH PARTY
An epic new rosé is about to hit the streets of Melbourne – she’s prehistoric, she’s pretty in pink and she packs one helluva punch. Toasting to the launch of their latest collaboration wine, Betty’s Game, the team at Vinomofo is turning Glasshaus Inside into a vino flowing, pot plant wielding, roaring good time of a pop up bar that is all about the art of the game. A game where Betty controls the rules, and you’re in for a helluva party.
Enjoy the atmosphere while being treated to a fully stocked wine bar with free tastings – just how the ‘Fo and Betty like it. Glasshaus will also be running business as usual, so gone are the days of asking yourself where you can purchase both a bottle of vino and a peace lily in the one place!
There will also be Vinomofo’s famous WINSCREAM (with a brand new flavour; glorious rosé gelato), Mexican street eats from Woofy’s, and giant retro games to play.
The vino crew will be serving mofos from 1pm to 5pm, come one, come all and welcome to Jurassic Park Glasshaus Inside.
WHAT: Vinomofo Presents: Betty’s Game Rosé Wine Launch Party
WHERE: Glasshaus Inside – 44 Cremorne St, Cremorne VIC 3121
WHEN: Saturday, September 22nd
TIMES: Doors Open from 1pm – 5pm
ROCKPOOL IN RESIDENCE AT ALFRED PLACE
Rockpool Bar & Grill chefs, sommeliers and front of house heroes take up residence at Alfred Place in the last week of every month for a unique fine-dining lunch experience. On Thursday, 27 September from 12pm-3pm, Rockpool Bar & Grill classics will be served in the delightful surrounds of Rockpool’s dedicated private event space at 7 Alfred Place. In September the menu comprises:
Freshly shucked oysters with mignonette, $5.50 each
San Daniele prosciutto with house pickles, $19
Wood Roasted Scallops, $19
Wagyu bolognaise, $29
Fried market fish with crazy water and aioli, $32
David Blackmore’s full-blood Wagyu hamburger with bacon, Gruyere, zuni pickle and chips $32
Steak frites with café de Paris butter, $35
Beef and Guinness pie with mushy peas, $32
Add side dishes for $6 each and dessert superstars Catherine’s passionfruit pavlova and crème caramel for $12. Drinks include a selection of sparkling, white and red wine, house cocktails, beer and Four Pillars gin & tonic.
The Rockpool bar will reopen at Alfred Place for Happy Hour from 4pm, serving $7 beer and $19 NV Gosset Excellence Rockpool Cuvee with complimentary Rockpool snacks. Yes, that’s Rockpool refreshments for free with a Happy Hour drinks purchase!
Bookings: 03 8648 1900
MUNICH BRAUHAUS AND THE BAVARIAN CELEBRATE THE BIGGEST OKTOBERFEST YET
Don the lederhosen or dirndl, raise a stein and get ready for Melbourne’s biggest and best Oktoberfest bash, taking place over six weeks at Munich Brauhaus South Wharf and The Bavarians at Knox and Highpoint. The Oktoberfest celebrations include traditional live music, wacky challenges and competitions, and for the first time in Munich Brauhaus’ history, Australia’s Largest Oktoberfest Chicken Dance. The opening weekend street party kicks off at midday on Saturday, 22 September with a ceremonial tapping of the first Oktoberfest beer keg at Munich Brauhaus, before launching into a lively celebratory parade. Colourful performers and costumed entertainers will fill the streets around Munich Brauhaus with song, dance and yodel, before returning to the restaurant for a full day of Oktoberfest festivities.
At 2pm on opening day guests can battle it out for the title of Sausage Eating Champion and a $250 bar voucher by demolishing the most sausages in under one minute. The fun continues at 4pm when furry four-legged friends are invited to strut their stuff for the highly-anticipated Dogs of Oktoberfest contest. From Schnauzers to Pinschers and Daschunds to Poodles, dogs of all sizes have a chance to win a $250 bar voucher for their owner. Register Dogs of Oktoberfest here. The opening day festivities continue at 5pm, with legendary stein holding championships, before outfits are paraded in the Best Dressed Oktoberfest competition at 7pm. Both competitions will reward the winner with a $250 bar voucher.
Festivities will continue throughout the evening with live oompah bands, on-stage yodelling and traditional slap dancing, followed by the official Oktoberfest after-party from 9pm. An Oktoberfest bier tent will pop up at Munich Brauhaus on opening day, featuring the restaurant’s signature communal dining tables, so revellers can eat, drink and prost to a traditional outdoor Oktoberfest. Guests who miss out on the Saturday antics can join in on a second round of keg taps, stein holding championships and on stage-challenges on Sunday, 23 September.
From Saturday, 22 September to Saturday, 27 October partygoers can dive into six weeks of feasting, five limited-edition Oktoberfest biers on tap, delicious foodie challenges, and generous group packages at Munich Brauhaus and The Bavarian. Guests can sign up to become an Oktober Boss, proving their dedication to this renowned annual festival by taking five challenges: drinking a stein of each of the five Oktoberfest biers, eating a schnitzel, a pork knuckle and a pretzel, and drinking a schnapps. Those who tick off each challenge will achieve the ultimate Oktober Boss status and receive a limited- edition Oktoberfest t-shirt and stein and a VIP invitation to pre-drinks before the closing party on Saturday, 27 October.
For more information and locations: www.thebavarians.com/oktoberfest.