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A Look Inside QT Melbourne's Lavish New Plant-Filled Private Champagne Room

The hotel's new Art of the Wild private dining room lets you — and 19 of your closest mates — escape the city with fancy plates and Perrier-Jouët.
By Marnie Vinall
August 13, 2019
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A Look Inside QT Melbourne's Lavish New Plant-Filled Private Champagne Room

The hotel's new Art of the Wild private dining room lets you — and 19 of your closest mates — escape the city with fancy plates and Perrier-Jouët.
By Marnie Vinall
August 13, 2019
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If you're looking for a private dining room to book for a mate's birthday or a work lunch, Melbourne has plenty of options. And it's just scored one more: a plant-filled champagne den inside the QT Melbourne.

The boutique CBD hotel has launched a 'multisensory' private dining experience that can only be described as lavish. The Art of the Wild room is filled with lush greenery and a long table that seats 20 people for multi-course champagne banquets. And, better yet, it's been created in partnership with Perrier-Jouët, so champagne is the drink of choice.

As you step into the hotel's upstairs King Room, you'll feel like you've stepped into a new world that's far away from the bustle of Russell Street below. The completely private room — which isn't unlike a flower garden — is fitted out with green, purple and pink neon hues, hyper-real flower graphics are constantly projected across the room. These motion projections are inspired by the anemone flowers, which match those on the Perrier-Jouët Epoque collection bottles. Fittingly, you'll find many of them in the room.

The long dining table — which can seat up to 20 guests — is made for feasting. And that's exactly what you're here to do. Andy Harmer — executive chef of QT Melbourne's venues, including the one-hatted Pascale — has created a menu exclusively for private dining guests. Seafood dishes include cured hiramasa kingfish with jicama, yuzu and dashi, and a piece of WA marron with that comes resting in a pool of broccoli, smoked eel and caviar. A piece of wagyu porterhouse is artfully plated with with tarragon, artichoke and beetroot. Each of the dishes are designed to pair with a particular drops of Perrier-Jouët. These pours include the likes of Belle Epoque 2012, Belle Epoque Rose 2006 and the Grand Brut NV.

The room can be booked for groups of 18–20 people, although slightly smaller groups can be accommodated, too. A range of tiered packages are available, with the cheapest being four courses (with a glass of champagne on arrival) for $125 per person. This runs all the way up to extra special occasion territory, which sees a five-course banquet with matching champagne served up for $324 per person.

If you've got a birthday coming up, we'd start sending hints to your mates ASAP.

QT Melbourne is located at 133 Russell Street, Melbourne. The Art of the Wild private dining room can now be booked — if you're keen to know more, make an enquiry here

Images: Parker Blain. 

Published on August 13, 2019 by Marnie Vinall

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