Euro Summer at Melbourne Quarter
A month of Euro-accented eats, drinks and giveaways to have you dreaming of sunnier times.
The temperature might be starting to plummet here in Australia, but the European summer vibes are still in strong supply over at Melbourne Quarter. Across the tail end of April and right through May, the precinct is heating things up with a special Mediterranean-inspired offering of eats, drinks and tunes. Holiday mood, here we come.
From 12–2pm on Monday, April 26 (and May 3), you'll be taking a trip to Greece, as you chow down on roving platters of authentic Greek fare from Bluebag Fresh and Peddler Espresso. Then, at the same time on Thursday, April 29 (and May 6), the sunny isle of Mykonos is your destination, as Sky Park serves up a soundtrack of live Laiko tunes to match free personalised mocktails from the bar. For something a little stronger, pop back from 4-6pm when the team's handing out complimentary ouzo.
After that, it's onto Italy, when Gelato Messina joins the party with a pop-up ice cream parlour, dishing up signature scoops from 12–2pm on Monday, May 10 (and May 17). All that pretend holidaying will be thirsty work, so the folks at San Pellegrino will be giving out free sips on Thursday, May 13 and 20 (12–2pm). And from 4–6pm both days, you're invited to kick back and treat your ears to some live tunes, matched to a couple of chic Aperol spritzes.
Other free activities during the faux European tour involve pottery classes, tasting Greek dips, wine-fuelled painting and a mozzarella masterclass.