If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas in July, this isn't for you. This year, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is turning tradition on its head by transforming Melbourne haunt A Hereford Beefstouw into a deep, dark, mysterious wonderland for one evening only.
On arrival, you'll immersed in the sounds of a violin being played live within a giant snow globe. You'll then be met with a warming Spiced Egg Fogg. The cocktail is a take on traditional eggnog, spiked with orange marmalade and — you guessed it — The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
Next up is an enigmatic feast, featuring dishes infused with black or blackened ingredients. Among A Hereford Beefstouw's offerings, you'll find rum-cured gravlax with squid ink mustard; blackened turkey with an orange, chestnut and black breadcrumb stuffing; and ash pavlova with rum-marinated blackberries. Three adventurous cocktails — a Sucker Punch, Sea Spector and Kraken Espresso Martini — will be available to enjoy with dishes.
And they're not the only surprises. The plan is to keep you entirely ensconced in The Kraken's wintry abyss with a scattering of unexpected events. We can tell you, however, to look out for snow and listen for a cappella carollers. Your ticket includes absolutely everything: cocktails, the feast, live happenings and a farewell gift to take home.
Kraken Kristmas in July will take place on Wednesday, July 25 from 7pm-10pm. This is an 18+ event and you can snag a ticket here.