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Melbourne Cup in The Grounds Garden

Tue 5th Nov 2019, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Price

$110 - $170 AUD + BF

$110 - $170 AUD + BF

The Grounds of Alexandria

Melbourne Cup in The Grounds Garden

Date and Time

Tue 5th Nov 2019, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Location

The Grounds of Alexandria - The Grounds
The Grounds of Alexandria

Event description

It’s the race that stops the nation, but it’s not about to stop us.

For the ultimate spring racing setting, join us in The Grounds Garden for an afternoon of Champagne, canapés and live streaming of the most famous race in Australia.

The Garden will be draped in spring florals for the occasion - with photo installations and entertainment throughout. Roaming canapés and a variety of food offerings (menu below) will be available for the afternoon as well as a selection of special drinks. 

Tickets are on sale now - book early to avoid missing out! Please contact events@thegrounds.com.au if you would like to book for 20+ or if you would like to organise a VIP area (limited sections available).

See you at the finish line!



Whats On Offer

Tickets include:

  • A drink on arrival
  • 4 hours of roving canapés and late-afternoon food offerings - full menu below (12pm-4pm)
  • Entertainment from 12pm - 6pm
  • Large TV screens to view the races
  • Spring florals and photo-installations in The Garden
  • Prizes for best-dressed
  • Drinks available for purchase from The Garden bar
    • For an additional 60.0pp, from 12-4pm enjoy unlimited drinks from our exclusive pop-up drinks stations and The Grounds wine, beer & soft drinks.

From 4pm - 6pm, The Garden Bar and food offerings will remain open for purchase, with entertainment continuing until 6pm.




Food Menu

On arrival
  • Master stock chicken rice paper rolls with soy, lime & coriander
  • Poached chicken, sun-dried tomato and basil sandwich
  • Cucumber, cream cheese and mint sandwich
  • Wild mushroom, kale and gruyere arancini with herb and lemon aioli
  • Tartlet of tomato, cucumber and fresh mint with labneh
  • Chicken and water chestnut sausage rolls with soy aioli
Chilled seafood bar

Served with fresh blinis, lettuce cups, dark rye bread

  • Freshly shucked Tasmanian Pacific oysters with Japanese ponzu, sesame & shallots
  • Hiramasa ceviche with lime, jalapeño and coriander
  • Tartare of yellowfin tuna with lemon, chives and olives
  • Citrus cured ocean trout with fennel salad
  • Hot smoked salmon rillettes
Pre-race
  • Grain fed beef sirloin sliders with confit onion and béarnaise sauce
  • Buttermilk fried chicken in brioche with slaw and chilli
After the race
  • Pressed chilli, cheese & shallot quesadillas with sour cream and guacamole
  • Buttermilk fried chicken wings with slaw and Korean chilli mayo
  • Salt & chilli cuttlefish skewers with soy and chilli
Later - Wood fired pizza station
  • Margherita with cherry tomatoes, fior di latte and mozzarella
  • Roasted pumpkin with pine nuts, honey, sumac and labneh
  • Braised minced beef, parmesan, jalapeño and sour cream
  • Spiced pepperoni, cherry tomato, burnt onion and bocconcini
Warm Grounds Jam, custard and Nutella donuts roved





Whats On Offer

Tickets include:

  • A drink on arrival
  • 4 hours of roving canapés and late-afternoon food offerings (full menu to come)
  • Entertainment from 12pm - 6pm
  • Large TV screens to view the races
  • Spring florals and photo-installations in The Garden
  • Prizes for best-dressed
  • Drinks available for purchase, with cocktail pop-up bars to be announced.

From 4pm - 6pm, The Garden Bar and food offerings will remain open for purchase, with entertainment continuing until 6pm.



Tickets

General Entry - 110.00 pp

Entry to The Garden for the Melbourne Cup, a drink on arrival and roaming canapés + food offerings.

General Entry + Beverage Package - 170.00 pp

Entry to The Garden for the Melbourne Cup, a 4 hours drink package from 12 pm - 4pm (including wine and beer) and roaming canapés + food offerings.



Please Note

  • ID is required. This event is suitable for 18+ only. 
  • Tickets are 110.00 pp or 170.00 with the beverage package. 
  • The beverage package will run from 12 pm - 4 pm. After this, the bar will be cash only. 
  • Roaming canapés and food offerings will be available from 12 pm - 4 pm. After this, food will be available for purchase.
  • Please contact our events team, events@thegrounds.com.au, if you have any enquiries about the event or if you would like to book for 20+ guests. 
  • A select number of VIP areas are available on the day. Please contact the events team if you would like to book. 

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Refund Policy

Refunds are available 7 days prior to the event

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