If you thought that breakfast was just for mornings, boy, have you been missing out. Because — news flash — no one is stopping you from eating breakfast food after midday. All the true fans already know this, tucking into eggs Benny for lunch, smashed avo for dinner and maybe even an omelette for a midnight snack.
But even they'll be diving into wild new breakfast territory, when the 206 Bourke Street development hosts a breakfast-for-dinner 'festival' on Friday, August 25. Brinner Festival will be a mealtime mash-up, with a selection of Melbourne's best-loved food vendors serving breakfast-style treats and clever fusion eats long after the sun's gone down.
And while the whole thing sounds a bit naff, they've actually got some good food vendors on-board to cook up a menu worth ditching the meat and three veg for. Think Toasta's signature cheese blend toastie loaded with tomato and kale cashew pesto, Fancy Hanks' smoked bacon, egg, and pork tacos, and ice cream sandwiches studded with Coco Pops and Froot Loops from My Two Mums.
Of course, there'll be plenty of classic smashed avo dishes on which to fritter away your savings, plus, 206 Bourke's own Tim Ho Wan, China Chilli, Dragon Boat Restaurant and Red China will be plating up their own take on breakfast feasting, with treats like Chinese sausage buns and deep-fried crispy avocado rolls.
The brinner theme even continues to the evening's drinks offering, as the team at Liquid Infusion whips up marmalade martinis, strawberry jam coladas, and more than a few espresso martinis. If you're one of the first 50 people through the door, you'll eat and drink for free. Otherwise, dishes and drinks will be available to purchase.