Gelato Messina's 12-Seat Degustation Bar Is Coming Back to Brisbane

Returning for a second stint, they'll run a limited number of seven-course gelato degustations for three weeks.
Tegan Reeves
Published on January 20, 2018
Updated on January 20, 2018

The folks over at Gelato Messina know how to whip lovers of all things sweet and frozen into a frenzy, and they've done it again, announcing that their degustation bar will be returning to Brisbane. If you missed its first visit last September, the Messina Creative Department will be setting up shop at the South Brisbane store for three weeks only, from February 7 to 22.

An offshoot of the famed gelato parlour, the Messina Creative Department offers an epic seven-course degustation, complete with non-alcoholic drink pairings. Since opening next door to their OG Darlinghurst venue in 2016 to rapturous response, the tiny dessert table space has proved to be immensely popular, with places booking out almost as soon as they're released.

In short: if you want a one-of-a-kind frozen feast, you'll want to get in fast. Two to three sittings will be held per night, and just 12 seats are available per sitting, at $130-per-head.

Of course, the menu should have you doing just that. This time around, it'll be a seasonal journey with a brand new lineup. They've let slip one dish that diners can look forward to: salted coconut gelato with apricot and elderflower, plus smoked egg yolk jam. As for the rest, it'll be the best kind of surprise when you sit down to eat, but previous dessert dinners have featured the likes of garlic gelato, a sugar egg filled with delights, an amazing matcha and pistachio cake concoction, and a parsnip crisp and a vanilla 'fern' matched with a chai latte. It's dessert meets art meets one helluva tastebud adventure.

The Messina Creative Department will pop-up at the Brisbane store at 109 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane from February 7 to 22. So get your sticky gelato fingers on a ticket over at their website.

Published on January 20, 2018 by Tegan Reeves
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