LONGSONG LAUNCHES ITS FULL MOON PARTY SERIES
The sophisticated upper-level Thai-inspired cocktail bar Longsong brings Thailand’s iconic party island celebration to the CBD with its first ‘Full Moon Party’ event series. Set beneath flickering lanterns dotted across Longsong’s soaring ceilings, get ready for a night of fluoro paint, bucket cocktails, street-style snacks under UV lights.
The first party kicks off from 5pm on Friday, 12 August and will continue once a month, following the lunar phases. Longsong’s sophisticated space will be transformed into an immersive party haven where entry is free and includes the necessary festival accessories such as neon body paint and glow sticks.
Cocktail buckets with Thai influences will be mixed by Longsong’s talented bartenders; choose between a Long Island Iced Tea or a Phuket Pash. As for the bar snacks, expect to see skewer bites such as chicken with sweet fish sauce and Char Siu pork. The menu also includes fish balls, hot dogs, spring rolls, fries with Tom Yum salt, and brioche rolls with prawn, sriracha mayo and pickles.
Location: Upstairs at 44 Little Bourke Sreet, Melbourne (accessible only by stairs)
- Friday, 12 August from 5pm
- Saturday, 10 September from 5pm
- Saturday, 8 October from 5pm
- Wednesday, 9 November from 5pm
Time: 5pm until late
Offering: bucket cocktails, neon body paint, glow sticks, DJ, entertainers and more
Bookings: Free, with registration required. Reserve a place here
STELLA, CHAPEL STREET’S FOUR STOREY ITALIAN COMING THIS SEPTEMBER
This September, South Yarra sees the arrival of Stella, a multi-story hospitality venue on the prominent corner of Chapel and Grosvenor Street, set to deliver an Italian food philosophy with a modern Australian twist, alongside a collection of signature drinks and stellar rooftop vistas.
From basement to rooftop, each level has been considered and designed to deliver a different hospitality experience. A private dining room in the basement wine cellar can host up to 10 guests, while the ground floor dining area and kitchen feature a sculptura Marana Forni pizza oven. The first floor sets the scene for social drinks and bites with velvet seating and a fireplace, while the rooftop reveals a vertical garden and sunlit space for cocktails
A quick bite or an elegant meal, Stella’s menu will offer house-made artisanal pasta and seasonal sauces, pizzas topped with classic and adventurous combinations using Stella’s signature dough recipe passed down from generations, and a line-up of regionally-inspired, hearty Italian favourites, comforting desserts and smaller sharing plates.
An extensive list of local and Italian vino and an impressive basement cellar of quaff-worthy reserves will be on offer, as well as a signature drinks list featuring in-house takes on cocktail classics that will satisfy the thirst of those looking for after-work, rooftop fun, pre-dinner sips or a cosy nightcap.
Stella is set to open in September 2022
MISTER BIANCO’S IL FINALE TRUFFLE DINNER
Mister Bianco restaurant in Kew is hosting a special ‘Il Finale Truffle Dinner’ on Tuesday 30th August, 6:30pm to celebrate the end of the black truffle season in Victoria. Diners can book in to experience a delicious Italian five-course truffle degustation menu by owner/chef Joe Vargetto, matched perfectly with a beverage, that will include wines from the Piedmont region.
The ideal opportunity to get together for a delicious dinner with friends, family or truffle-lovers, the Il Finale Truffle Dinner will showcase premium local Buxton black truffles, which will be hunted and gathered from the Yarra Valley by the Mister Bianco team in the days leading up to the event.
Dishes include Prawn + crayfish mortadella with green apple + shaved truffle, Pumpkin + truffle doppio raviolo, lemon myrtle cacio e pepe, Sher wagyu peppered ‘stracotto’, Jerusalem artichoke puree + salsa dolce forte and Tiramisu semifreddo, truffled anglaise
Il Finale Truffle Dinner at Mister Bianco, Tuesday 30th August, 6.30pm, Five-course truffle degustation with matched beverages $175 per person. Bookings can be made via this link
Mister Bianco, 285 High Street, Kew, Vic, 3101