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Lagoon Dining and Piccolina Have Teamed Up to Create a Series of Chinese- and Malaysian-Inspired Gelatos for Lunar New Year

The two crews are also throwing a lunchtime noodle and gelato party for Lunar New Year.
By Andrew Zuccala
January 24, 2024
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By Andrew Zuccala
January 24, 2024
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It's time to embrace the brain freeze. Lagoon Dining (rated one of the best restaurants in Melbourne) and Piccolina (easily one of Melbourne's top gelato spots) are celebrating the upcoming Year of the Dragon by collaborating on six limited-edition flavours of gelato.

Lagoon Dining, known for its creative Asian-fusion eats, is bringing both Malaysian and Chinese flavours to the six different gelatos that'll be sold at all Piccolina stores from Wednesday, February 7­ until Tuesday, February 27. It's perfect timing, as Melbourne is finally starting to heat up, and February is set to be a scorcher.

Lagoon Dining and Piccolina Gelato collaboration for Lunar New Year

Some of the experimental flavours will include a jackfruit, grapefruit and lime sorbet filled with coconut jellies; a creamy banana gelato with butterscotch ganache; a mango sorbet with lychee jellies; and a jasmine tea gelato with orange, caramelised figs and toasted walnuts.

Lagoon Dining and Piccolina Gelato collaboration for Lunar New Year

But the Lagoon Dining and Piccolina teams aren't just creating a few new flavours and calling it a day. To further celebrate Luna New Year, on Saturday, February 10 they'll also be hosting a gelato- and noodle-filled party at Piccolina's Hardware Lane store. Noodles and gelato might be unusual bedfellows, but you've got to trust that these pros know what they're doing.

For $35, diners will get cold sesame noodles served with chargrilled chicken, black vinegar and crispy soybeans, a scoop of one of the limited-edition gelatos and a fruity soda. Head in on that Saturday arvo from 12–3pm.

Lagoon Dining and Piccolina Gelato collaboration for Lunar New Year

Lagoon Dining and Piccolina Gelato collaboration for Lunar New Year

Lagoon Dining and Piccolina Gelato collaboration for Lunar New Year

Lagoon Dining and Piccolina's gelatos can be purchased from any of the Piccolina stores from Wednesday, February 7­ until Tuesday, February 27, and tickets for the Lunar New Year lunch can be purchased ahead of time.

Published on January 24, 2024 by Andrew Zuccala
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