Giddy up and jump on the right track this Melbourne Cup

Monday, 10 October 2016:

If you can’t make it to Flemington this year, Saké Restaurant & Bar, Fratelli Fresh, The Cut Steakhouse and Munich Brauhaus will be holding Melbourne Cup day celebrations to rival any marquee; and the hardest part will be choosing which venue to visit.

Whether you’re looking for private premium dining rooms, a more causal venue to watch the race on the big screen, or a boisterous Melbourne Cup after party, these venues promise great food, a lively atmosphere and a terrific time.

Enjoy a stylish celebration this race day with a contemporary Japanese afternoon at Saké Flinders Lane and Saké Hamer Hall. Enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival before an exquisite, $95pp five-course lunch, including kingfish jalapeno, charred lamb chop with plum miso, popcorn shrimp and a decadent tiramisu at Saké Flinders Lane; or scampi tartare, grilled octopus with sakura spicy soft shell crab, and pork belly with kimchi and oyster ssamjag sauce at Saké Hamer Hall.

Sprawling two stories, with a modern, light-filled al fresco dining terrace, and two private dining rooms Saké Flinders Lane offers a unique dining destination. Saké Hamer Hall’s river front location on the Yarra, three private dining spaces and a mezzanine level ensures both intimate and elaborate Melbourne Cup soirees. Visit sakerestaurant.com.au for full menu details and bookings.

If fine wine and mouth-watering traditional Italian food is your vice, then the classic set menu at Fratelli Fresh is sure to fill the spot this Melbourne Cup day. For $70pp, share a selection of antipasti before deciding between a delicious lamb ragu penne, or mushroom tagliatelle, finishing with a hit of house-made gelato and a glass of frizzante on arrival. With its aptly horse-shoe shaped, marble-topped pizza counter and a laid-back dining room with signature red and white décor Fratelli Fresh offers casual dining, as well as drinks in the adjoining Fratelli Bar. Visit fratellifresh.com.au for bookings and full menu details.

If you mean business this Cup Day there’s no better place to be than The Cut Steakhouse, conveniently located in the heart of the city. Enjoy three delicious courses and a glass of the finest Ruinart Champagne for $125pp. Select from a range of delicious entrees before enjoying a 270-day, grain-fed, NSW club steak with a choice of sides. Slip next door to The Library bar to enjoy a post-lunch drink, including The Cut’s quintessential cocktails, or globe trot the vast wine list and collection of whiskies. Visit cutbarandgrill.com for full menu details and bookings.

Overlooking the promenade, Munich Brauhaus South Wharf is all about big food, big biers and one big party. With three bars, and private function spaces, and huge bier garden it is the perfect location for celebrations of all sizes. Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy platters of delicious Bavarian goodness and ice cold steins of bier while watching the race that stops the nation on the big screen. The day will be jam packed with sweepstakes, prizes for best dressed, and traditional Oompah bands. Be ready for the Melbourne Cup’s biggest after party with DJs playing until late.

Visit munichbrauhaus.com to book a table.

For media enquiries please contact Jodie Carlson: 0409 244 365 | jodie.carlson@ppr.com.au

About Urban Purveyor Group

Urban Purveyor Group is the largest restaurant and dining group in Australia, with over 30 award-winning dining and entertainment venues, revenues in excess of $250 million and 2000 employees. With many new venues and concepts in progress, Urban Purveyor Group plans to double in size in the next 24 months. Urban Purveyor Group’s dining and entertainment brands include El Camino Cantina, Fratelli Fresh, Fratelli Famous, Café Ananas, The Alfred, The Cut Steakhouse, Saké, Saké Jr., Bavarian Bier Café, Munich Brauhaus, The Argyle and Urban Events Venues & Catering. Additionally, the Group’s vertically-integrated model includes Urban Fine Foods, Urban Beverage Imports and Urban Brewing Co. Urban Purveyor Group is owned by Quadrant Private Equity, one of Australia’s leading Private Equity firms.

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