Monday Munchies: October 25 – Melbourne Cup

Now that we have your attention with Sokyo’s infamous bubble cocktail! Welcome to Monday Munchies, the very rare food news segment on Man of Many featuring everything you need to know about food happenings in Australia. This week we’re highlighting the race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, with a list of places that you and your co-workers, friends and foodies alike must visit. We also break down some food and restaurant news with a few places you’ll want to add to your list. We’ll see.

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Image: I Maccheroni

Melbourne Cup

the pontil

Enjoy the Melbourne Cup dock this year with Il Pontile. The nation-stopping race is best enjoyed on the water with a glass of champagne, Italian food, and friends. The festivities will kick off on Tuesday, November 2 at 12:00pm and the Louis Roederer champagne will flow shortly after with a complimentary glass on arrival. After settling in, guests will be ready to sit down and enjoy a 4-course set menu designed exclusively courtesy of Chef Mario Percuoco.

Address: Road S2/6 Cowper Wharf, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Price: $190 per person, including champagne upon arrival.
reservations: 1800 517 203, [email protected]

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China Diner double bay

China Diner Double Bay is inviting guests to enjoy a 2-hour food and beverage package for $95 per head to celebrate Australia’s most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race. The package includes an unlimited selection of Prosecco, Rose, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz-Cabernet or Draft Beer. For those who have been saving an outfit for a special occasion, now is the time to break it out as China Diner will be giving away 2 $100 gift certificates to the two best dressed of the day. In addition to showing the race on its big screens, China Diner will be hosting a sweep! The guests simply need to dress up and have fun.

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  • 2 hour food and drink package, displays, sweep and best dressed competition.
  • Reservation required. Lunch available only. There are limited spaces available.

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district brewery

There’s nothing like a long office lunch with the team, so the District Brasserie team are inviting guests to dust off their suits and headgear and enjoy a long lunch in celebration of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 2nd of November. Guests will be greeted with champagne upon arrival before moving on to a four-course sit-down lunch. Race action is broadcast live, plus entertainment and entry prizes.

Price: $140pp includes a four-course lunch and a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne on arrival

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chim long

Long Chim, David Thompson’s Sydney Thai outpost, is putting on an exceptional 11 course menu for Melbourne Cup $99pp with an optional unlimited drinks package on November 2 from 11:30am The menu features classic favorites and seasonal delights including fried pink fish with flavored sauce, soft shell crab and green mango salad and gorlae lamb ribs with coconut cream, cumin and garlic.

Price: $99pp including 11-course menu

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Coogee Wine Room

Coogee Wine Room invites guests to search for their most elegant gowns and enjoy a four-course set menu in celebration of the Melbourne Cup. The lunch package begins with oysters on arrival and a glass of champagne, followed by a 4-course set menu. They will offer raffles, contests for the best dresses and prizes on the day the race is shown.

Price: $125 per person with glass of champagne + Sydney Rock Oysters on arrival + optional 2-hour drinks package for $89
Hours: from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Pacific Beach Club Bondi

Located opposite Sydney’s favorite beach, The Pacific Club is the ideal venue to celebrate the Melbourne Cup. Guests will begin with a glass of bubbly, before settling into their 4-course set menu. In addition to the Melbourne Cup festivities (broadcast race, raffles, best dressed prizes), there will be a live DJ spinning beats to ensure the party transcends into the night.

Price: $135pp

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I Maccheroni

This year, I Maccheroni will be hosting a special Melbourne Cup Day deal that includes a glass of Andew Pirie Apogee Tasmanian Sparkling along with freshly shucked oysters and lime caviar, before kicking off your Italian-inspired feast. The menu includes a selection from their à la carte offer, showcasing authentic Italian flavor with a modern approach.

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Price: $140pp (groups 4+)

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I have tea

Image: got you

food news

Gotcha Halloween Collection

What: Gotcha Fresh Tea’s Limited Edition Halloween Collection, FIVE Spooky Teas!
When: From October 28 to Sunday October 31, 2021.
Where: apps in store and on delivery across the country.

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a Gotcha Fresh Tea yet, you’re missing out. We’re big fans of the classic brown sugar milk tea with pearls, and the limited-edition Halloween collection looks to take things to the next level. The flavor profiles are simply next level including;

  • Candy Apple Green Tea (sweet apple with jasmine green tea with a white pearl topping).
  • Sweet Pumpkin Boom Fresh Milk (pumpkin and sweet potato covered with fresh milk) inspired by Jack’o Lantern.
  • WinterLemon Macchiato (melon and lemon flavored tea with cheese foam).
  • WinterLemon juice (tea flavored with melon and lemon).
  • Kumquat Plum Green Tea (kumquat and plum flavor with jasmine green tea).

Bubble tea fans will be able to order Gotcha’s limited edition Halloween range in store and on delivery apps nationwide!

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sokyo scallop ika

Image: Tokyo

restaurant news

Sokyo enters a new era

Famous for its creative take on modern Japanese cuisine, Sokyo has entered a new era. We’re talking a new menu, a sensational new brunch experience, and even a new look. Leaving lockdowns behind, Sokyo is celebrating the best of both traditional Japan and modern Sydney. Trained and guided by Executive Chef Chase Kojima, Sokyo’s new look has been designed with a post-pandemic Sydney in mind, great precision and creativity ensuring the menu, space and service provide Sydneysiders with an unforgettable dining experience.

Historically dark and moody, the new Sokyo space is softer, more spacious, with intimate lighting and a focus on highlighting the kitchen. The designers have also collaborated with local calligraphy artist Tomoko Oka to design a modern take on traditional Japanese art that graces the walls, menus and tablescapes, reflecting the artistry and ritual spirit.

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A refined new menu complements the space, featuring beloved Sokyo classics like the ‘Dengakuman Miso Glazed Patagonian Toothfish with Japanese Sauce and Pickled Cucumber’ and the ‘Kingfish Miso Ceviche: Green Chili, Crispy Potato, Miso Ceviche’ along with a variety of dishes that are the hero of Kojima. characteristic method of mixing unusual textures and flavors, such as ‘Sea trout tartare with mustard miso, red onion, chives, nori cracker’, ‘Tempura of sweet corn with spicy corn jam and nori salt’ and ‘ Hokkaido scallop ravioli, with butter prawns, wakame foam, menma and yuzu’ – *mouth deepens*.

Early risers and guests of The Darling have something to get excited about with a refreshed breakfast menu available daily to get diners started their day. Grab the chilli crab omelet, the mushroom toastie, or the array of signature matcha and yuzu-infused cakes. There are even some unique Tokyo-inspired takes on some Sydney brunch favorites, like the Yuzulini, a Bellini-style cocktail made with yuzu jam and prosecco, a Sake Bloody Mary Bar, and an Umeshu Spritz—brunch-goers too you can enjoy an à la carte menu of exclusive Sokyo breakfast items.

Located in: The Sydney Star
ADDRESS: Level G, The Darling The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Hours: Mon 12am-3pm, 5-10pm, Tue-Thu 7-10am, 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 7-10am, 12-3pm, 5-11pm, Sun 7-10am, 5-10pm, 11pm-12am

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You will also like:
Monday Munchies: October 11 – Freedom Day
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ben mckimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a BA (Media, Technology and Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the world of automotive, technology and fashion. Turning his passion and experience into a journalistic position at Man of Many, where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. He conducts car reviews both on the road and at the track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology, and brings vast knowledge of the fashion and sneaker space to his work. Someday he hopes to have his own brand.

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