Fitzroy's Grub is teaming up with some of the sweetest folks in town for a series of extravagant weekly high teas. After a sold-out run last year, Sweet Set will again treat punters to an eight-course menu in Grub's upstairs space every Sunday afternoon in August and September.
Each week will include four savoury creations from Grub head chef Ben McMenamin paired with with four sweet numbers from a rotating lineup of Melbourne's best pastry chefs. Expect French pastries from Pierrick Boyer, cakes infused with native ingredients from Sticky Fingers Bakery and some next-level baked goods from All Are Welcome's Boris Portnoy, who used to be the head pastry chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Meadowood in the Napa Valley. Vegans haven't been forgotten about, either — they'll get a look in on August 12 when Miss Ladybird Cakes and Citizen Cacao team up to do dual vegan and non-vegan menus.
The whole thing costs $79 per person, and includes a glass of prosecco and either a pot of tea or coffee.
Sessions will run at 11am, 1.15pm and 3pm each week, and we suggest getting your friends on board now — these pastry parties sold out last year. We promise not to tell your dentist if you promise not to tell ours.
SWEET SET 2018 LINEUP
August 5 — Bernard Chu, LuxBite
August 12 — Gina Tubb, Miss Ladybird Cakes (non-vegan set) with Georgie Castle, Citizen Cacao (vegan set)
August 19 — Cassandra Morris, Fig & Salt
August 26 — Boris Portnoy, All Are Welcome
September 2 — Anthony Hart and Michael Furness, Don't Lose Your Temper
September 9th — Hayley McKee, Sticky Fingers Bakery
September 16 — Matt Forbes, Cobb Lane
September 23 — Andrea Reiss, Bibelot
September 30 — Pierrick Boyer