Need some inspo for places to take your Mum this Mother’s Day? We’ve put together a list of what’s on in Melbourne to help you!
ENJOY A SPECIAL DAY AT PASCALE BAR & GRILL AT QT MELBOURNE
Raise a glass to the woman who raised you and head to Pascale Bar and Grill on Sunday 12 May from 12-3.00pm. As soon as Mum walks in the door a glass of Mumm champagne will magically appear in her hand, making you, hands-down, the country’s best child.
A culinary feast for the senses, you and your special lady will enjoy an exclusive three-course a la carte menu which includes a selection of Cured Kingfish,Kurobuta Pork Belly, Wood Fired John Dory, Rangers Valley Wagyu Rump Cap and desserts that are royal-wedding calibre good. Just $95 per head, $45 for kids, and under 10s free. What’s not to love?
Bookings can be made here or call Reservations on (03) 8636 8800.
Pascale Bar and Grill, QT Melbourne, Level 1/133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
GO FRENCH AT BISTRO GITAN
A contemporary French bistro set in a stunning Victorian building on leafy Toorak Road West, Bistro Gitan is the perfect venue to celebrate a beautiful Mother’s Day. Guests can tuck in to a four-course set menu priced at $95, with dishes including jerusalem artichoke soup to begin, followed by cured Ora King salmon or gnocchi parisienne. Mothers will choose their main from a market fish or duck breast option, before finishing on a sweet note with apple tarte tatin, rum baba or banoffee pie.
ROCHFORD WINES – CHOCOLATE, CHEESE & WINE
This Mother’s Day, Rochford Wines is hosting its most decadent event to date. Introducing the inaugural Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Festival, an event for all the mums of Melbourne that is not to be missed! In partnership with Milk the Cow, Cuvée, Kennedy & Wilson, Ministry of Chocolate & Melbourne Cocoa, families can enjoy food and wine tastings, live music and kid’s entertainment on Sunday 12th of May, from 11:00am–5:30pm. Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie will be running Cheese, Wine & Chocolate matching sessions in The Conservatory. Guided by cheese mongers and sommeliers, Mum can enjoy a selection of Rochford Wines perfectly matched with their cheese and chocolate partners.
Bringing your little ones? Take advantage of the professional child minding service for children seven and under, so Mum can relax and enjoy her day. Treat yourself at the custom truffle bar with Kennedy & Wilson, with chocolate dipped strawberries with an abundance of delicious toppings from Ministry of Chocolate,or devour chocolate delights from Melbourne Cocoa. Rochford Wines’ head chef Raki Andriana will be cooking up a storm with a mouth-watering four-course Mother’s Day lunch. Or for those craving an Italian feast, head to 400 Gradi Yarra Valley to indulge in a three-course sharing menu,complete with Johnny Di Francesco’s award winning Margherita Verace Pizza. Bookings are essential.If you’re looking for a casual bite to eat, food trucks will be on-site for when the hunger kicks in.
Entry to this event is FREE, but registrations are essential via: https://rochfordwines.com.au/EventInfo.aspx?eli=348 Sunday 12thMay, 2019 11:00am–5:30pm Rochford Wines, Coldstream
KING & GODFREE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERY MUM
There’s one day of the year where it’s all about mum, and this Mother’s Day there will be no better place than to spoil her across the weekend than at King & Godfree. The iconic Carlton venue, home to a deli, espresso bar, rooftop and soon to be wine and cellar bar will play host to an array of special events and offerings. Whether it be a Gnocchi masterclass, learning the traditional techniques of pasta making, a complimentary prosecco on the roof at Johnny’s Green Room or an elegant
set menu at the soon to be open wine bar, Agostino, there’s a little something for every mum.
King & Godfree Cellar will be hosting the first ever Gnocchi Masterclass held in the venue’s cellar on Saturday 11 May from 11am-2pm. The class will involve learning the basic skills of gnocchi making and shaping using various tools, just to mix it up a little. Following the class, an Italian feast will be dished up with a selection of sauces, cheese, salads and bread paired with wine from the Agostino bottle shop. Gnocchi Masterclass is $95pp and is an intimate, hands on course with only limited tickets available. Over at the Espresso Bar $1 from every café latte donated to Miracle Mums, a charity supporting the vital work of The Royal Women’s Hospital. Alongside every purchase in the espresso bar, a homemade hazelnut and milk chocolate baci will be gifted just for mum, just to make her day that little bit sweeter.
Agostino will be opening its Lygon St doors for mammas, nonnas and all the women in your life this Mother’s Day with seating available for lunch and dinner. With the 50-seater wine bar officially opening in May, this is a delicious preview of what is to come. The Mother’s Day menu has been carefully curated by the kitchen team at King & Godfree serving up authentically Italian dishes, such as Piedmonte’s peppers with squacquerone topped with basil oil and grilled octopus with potato, nduja and black garlic. For secondi, market fish with zucchini flowers or beef short rib with charred onion or a home-made ricotta gnocchi with pumpkin, stinging nettle and pecorino. Delicious sides include insalata verde and fried potatoes with garlic and rosemary, and to finish, hazelnut delizioso otherwise known as hazelnut cream sandwich. The Mother’s Day menu is $80 pp with some of Australia & Italy’s finest blends also on offer.
Bookings and more information at www.kingandgodfree.com
DANDENONG MARKET MOTHER’S DAY COMPETITION AND ACTIVATIONS
To celebrate all mother’s, partners or a special someone, our friends at Dandenong Market are running a generous Mother’s Day competition (valued at $820 now open via https://dandenongmarket.com.au/mothersday/) where just by choosing a love song dedication from a list of over 200+ songs, your nominee automatically goes into the draw to win a night at Crown Metropol inclusive of valet parking, wine on arrival and a buffet breakfast.
Additionally, if your love song dedication is chosen to be sung at the market by the talented Jonny Maldonado on Mother’s Day, and your mother or special someone is present, they will also be treated to a glass of Mumm sparkling wine from the Market Tavern and a Disbud Chrysanthemum from Mr Fresh to make her day.
Event: Mother’s Day Love Song Dedications at Dandenong Market
Dates & Times: Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 12pm
Location: Dandenong Market, Southern Terrace – Cnr Clow & Cleeland Street, Dandenong
Cost: Free to enter via https://dandenongmarket.com.au/mothersday/ ENTRIES CLOSE 5PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 *one submission per person*