Hi allmunitalP - update 28th July said:Re: Melbourne drinks and dinner - 14th Aug 2010
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I propose that August 14 be the next Melbourne drinks – a Saturday (gasp!) with a slightly different format. 3 different restaurants with 3 totally differing cooking styles.
The suggested times are there for anyone wishing to attend just for that part of the evening.Courses/Locations said:Starters
Lagerfield. A bar where we can have a few drinks with easy secure parking (good if planning a taxi home) and not too expensive. Found at the Melbourne exhibition centre end of the Crown casino complex.
Suggested time - 1600
Peeking Duck. A quick trip to Quanjude – Peeking Duck Specialist since 1864! – for a round of Australia’s best Peeking Duck and maybe a wine or beer to wash it down! Suggested time 1800 – 1900
A La Carte Menu: Skirt up toward the top of town and into the Rydges for mains – Suggested time 1930 - ??? Platinum cards will look after 50% of the dinner and drinks bill here - so indulge!
A La Carte Menu: Skirt down toward the bottom of town and into the Press Club for mains – maybe George will rear his smiley head and say hello! Suggested time 1930 - 2200
Up the road to Rydges where the nicest desert menu will mysteriously halve in price before your very eyes! Suggested time 2200 - 2230
Well looky there – isn’t that 18o6 across the road!
Anyone thinking about coming from interstate, I have put the following (quickly) together:
14-Aug SYD/MEL QF419 900 $99.00 BNE/MEL QF611 755 $155.00 ADL/MEL QF678 940 $79.00 PER/MEL QF480 610 $330.00 HBT/MEL JQ702 915 $92.00 15-Aug MEL/SYD QF442 1500 $129.00 MEL/BNE QF618 1515 $203.00 MEL/ADL QF685 1500 $146.00 MEL/PER QF777 1505 $369.00 MEL/HBT JQ709 1525 $112.00 Grand Hyatt $250.00 Hilton South Wharf $265.00 Intercontinental Melbourne $220.00 Marriott $225.00 Westin $295.00 Crown $275.00 Holiday Inn $221.00 Novotel $229.00 Formule 1 $69.00
Hope to see lots of faces - the restaurants require bookings so hopefully the dates work well for all and I can get bookings done at least 2-4 weeks out. I will make a booking for 10 at the press club ASAP though.
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