Happy Easter, bunnies! A four-day weekend is just what the doctor ordered, with a side of an unbelievable amount of chocolate. But four days is a long time to sit on the couch watching GOT or MAM (Making a Murderer). So what’s on outside the general perimeter of the couch? The city’s got it going on this long weekend. From Good Friday to Easter Monday, here’s what’s on in Melbourne for the Easter Long Weekend.
Gelato Filled Hot Cross Buns / A Pidapipo and Baker D’Chirico Collab
Hot Cross Buns are a dime per six-pack, and even though they are ridiculously tasty, Pidapipo and Baker D’Chirico have decided to mix things up a bit, with a HOT CROSS GELATO BUN! Yep, a cream and jam gelato sandwich, surrounded by scrumptious sourdough hot cross bun. That’s the kind of sandwich we want to be involved in. These Easter treats are available from Pidapipo Carlton and Windsor until Easter Sunday!
A Countryside French Easter Feast at Midnight Starling
A four day weekend is the perfect excuse to call a road trip. Even more when you can head down to try a fantastique feast by Michelin chef Steven Rogers, at his beautiful Kyneton bistro, Midnight Starling. With Easter specials, such as Salad de Fruit de Mer with blue swimmer crab, king fish tartar, mussels and oyster mayonnaise on Good Friday (it’s all about the fish), or a Roasted Suckling Lame Fore Quarter on Sunday with all the fancy French trimmings. But don’t worry, you don’t need to pack the Easter eggs, dessert will be a hot chocolate tart!
One of Melbourne’s best restaurants, Estelle Bistro is proudly bringing back a Sunday Roast tradition. For $50, head down on Easter Sunday to enjoy three amazing courses and a glass of wine. The menu sounds something like this (try not to drool), a warm lamb salad with beetroot and autumn greens, followed by a succulent shoulder of lamb with peas and mint. Afterwards, guests can enjoy a bread and butter pudding with vanilla ice cream. May sound traditional, but trust us when we say this ain’t how you can cook it at home!
There’s nothing like celebrating the long Easter weekend in Melbourne with a cocktail, and Eau de Vie and Monkey Shoulder are putting on a spread of whisky based cocktails this Easter Monday. Influenced by the 1920’s Prohibition era, enjoy three cocktails, light snacks and an intriguing guided journey by Monkey Shoulder brand ambassador Justin Strzadala. Bottom’s up, it’s back to work tomorrow!