The Westin Melbourne is bringing a taste of coastal Summer to the CBD thanks to a delicious riff on their classic High Tea – High Seas. In partnership with Four Pillars Gin, the indulgent experience will be a match made in heaven for any seafood lovers. The Westin Melbourne’s Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw has teamed up once again with Matt Wilkinson for a delicious High Seas menu. As the Creative Director of Made From Gin at Four Pillars Gin, Matt takes the by-products of making a batch of gin, (think steamed oranges and gin-soaked botanicals) into delicious edible creations. The dishes on the High Seas menu will use some of these creations including gin-steamed oranges and gin-soaked botanicals ensuring that nothing goes to waste.

“It’s been a lot of fun working alongside Matt again to create seafood creations centred around sustainability and more importantly, deliciousness. We think this summer twist on High Tea is perfectly paired with warmer nights”, says Michael.

On arrival, guests will be treated to a Four Pillars cocktail of their choice, including a ‘50/50’ complete with Rare Dry Gin, Lillet Blanc and orange bitters, or a ‘Changing Season Highball’ including Changing Seasons Gin, StrangeLove Yuzu soda, mint and lime. If classics are more your thing, you can’t go past the ‘Our Favourite G&T’ complete with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic and orange or the ‘GinTonic’ which includes their new Olive Leaf gin, tonic, lemon and rosemary.

The Made From Gin menu includes delicious savoury bites such as nori scones with whipped yuzu butter, gin-salt and vinegar potato crisps served with crème fraiche and Bloody Shiraz Gin caviar, and native oysters with finger lime and Rare Dry Gin. Also on offer is cured gin-smoked salmon rillettes, Four Pillars curry botanical scallop pot pies, kingfish scotch egg with Four Pillars gin-steamed orange marmalade and Port Phillip Bay snapper ceviche with
pepper berry. To finish, guests will be treated to a black forest ice cream sandwich infused with Bloody Shiraz Gin and spent botanicals, summer cherry and Rare Dry Gin Chocolate produced by Hunted + Gathered.

For those looking to indulge at home, High Seas will also be available through premium food delivery service Providoor here. Your order comes complete with a specially designed stand you can self-assemble your treats on from $98 per person.

High Seas launches at the Westin Melbourne on Friday 5 February and runs until Sunday 4 April. High Seas is $89 per person and can be enjoyed every day in the Lobby Lounge from 11 am. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling The Westin Melbourne on 03 9635 2222, via email to or by visiting

The Westin Melbourne
205 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000

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