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11° & CLOUDY ON MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Sarah Ward
August 15, 2019
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Ella's Cellabration Week

Seven nights. Seven different cuisines. Seven chances to nab a free meal.
By Sarah Ward
August 15, 2019
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If you've moseyed past the corner of Elizabeth and La Trobe streets over the past few months, then you've probably noticed Ella. A sizeable new entertainment and food precinct, it's home to a range of eateries, a live music venue and even an art gallery. The site has been opening in stages since May, adding everything from ramen to sweets to wine — and, now that it's almost in full swing, it's throwing a week-long celebration. Or cellabration, because clearly no one can pass up the opportunity to make that pun.

Running between Monday, August 19 to Sunday, August 25, Ella's Cellabration Week will give Melburnians what they want: free food and vino, obviously. Different Ella tenants will be unleashing their wares on different nights, meaning that you'll be able to nab a bottle of malbec or chardonnay from Blackhearts one day, a hefty serving of pad thai from Son in Law the next, and Chilli Everest's spicy chicken and goat pieces later in the week.

On weeknights, head along from 6–10pm, when Lomah will be giving away falafel trays, Sam Sam will doing boneless Korean fried chicken and Pick a Stick will be slinging grilled meats on skewers on various evenings. If you're dropping by between 3–7pm on Saturday, make a beeline for Reverie's delicious desserts — and, on Sunday, you can slurp up the good stuff from Ajisen Ramen or get a bento box from Sushi Club.

Numbers for each giveaway are limited, ranging between 100 to 600, so arriving early is recommended.

ELLA CELLABRATION WEEK LINEUP

Monday — Lomah: 300 lamb or falafel trays; Blackhearts: 200 bottles of wine
Tuesday — Son In Law: 200 pad thai
Wednesday — Sam Sam: 300 boneless chicken
Thursday — Pick A Stick: 600 skewers and 100 sweet potato snack boxes
Friday — Chilli Everest: 200 sekuwa
Saturday — Reverie: 300 cakes
Sunday — Ajisan: 200 ramen; Sushi Club: 200 bento box

The giveaways run from Monday–Friday 6–10pm and Saturday–Sunday 3–7pm or until sold out.

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