Not going to the races this weekend? Don’t fret, you can enjoy the fun atmosphere at our top picks this weekend.

Italian favourites at La Svolta 
A Dire Basta
Authentic Italian favourite, La Svolta is getting into the Spring Racing spirit, offering guests a traditional Italian Aperitivo Locale, a traditional Italian custom where craft spirits, perfectly matched beautiful Italian antipasti mist and authentic pizza come rolling out of the kitchen for all to enjoy. The unique element is, you only pay for your drinks – your food is absolutely free!
Perfect Spring Racing carnival fun, the offer will be running on the weekend of November 1 and 2, from 2pm to 5pm at La Svolta Prahran.
La Svolta (Prahran) 3-5 Cecil Place, Prahran VIC 3181
Ph.  (03)9510 3001

Relax at the Veuve Clicquot Airstream


Located by the banks of the Yarra outside Fatto Bar & Cantina, the Veuve Clicquot Airstream has rolled into town, just in time for the Cup Carnival.  Enjoy a glass or bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Veuve Clicquot Rose NV and Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 relaxing by the Yarra.

Guests can also enjoy food from Fatto Bar & Cantina who are offering Airstream guests a delicious food menu including salumi and formaggi, grilled mortadella or vegetable and mozzarella panini and Harry’s Bar chicken sandwiches.

The perfect afternoon session.

Veuve Cliquot Airstream is located at Fatto Bar & Cantina 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (Hamer Hall).

Go dumpling crazy at New Shanghai


Melbourne’s most authentic Chinese restaurant, New Shanghai is celebrating its first ever Melbourne Cup by giving everyone a reason to celebrate. With an exclusive Post-Melbourne-Cup offer, the restaurant will be providing all patrons with a free round of steamed pork dumplings when presented with a losing Melbourne Cup ticket on Tuesday 4 November.
The restaurant is proving there is no need to be glum if you lose on the famous race – there are free dumplings as a consolation prize!
Ladies dressed in race attire will also receive a glass of sparkling on arrival.
New Shanghai at Emporium
Level 3, 278 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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