What better place to celebrate an event as fantastic as the Melbourne Cup than at a venue that regularly celebrates fashion and feasting and brings the goods yearly.
This year, Hotel Richmond are hosting their annual Melbourne Cup events, with two events to choose from across different levels of the venue.
Feeling a little fancier? Your first option is a three-course seated lunch from 12 to 4:30pm at the first bar and lounge of level one, all for $65pp.
Kick off with a shared entree of smokey bbq beef brisket, smoked salmon tarts, port and petter pate en croute, plus sweet potato and coriander dip with pita bread.
Mains will include your choice from maple marinated pork fillet with cauliflower puree, bacon jam and apple jus; oven baked barramundi with potato salad, lemon dukkah butter and fresh herbs; or alternatively, a blistered capsicum with saffron rice and roasted vegetable pilaf, pickled carrot and fried kale.
Your three courses are finished off with a selection of beautiful cheeses, including English cheddar, French brie, quince paste, lavosh and chocolates!
Gotta maintain your figure in your gorgeous dress? The second event is a two hour canapés lunch from 1:30 to 3:30pm in the Balcony Room on level two for $45pp. (Although, whoever stopped us from indulging in one too many canapés?)
The canapés lunch includes grazing boards on arrival with cured local meats, cheeses, marinated and chagrined vegetables, house made chips and accompaniments.
The rest of the menu features smoked salmon tart, mushroom and leek arancini, panko crumbed prawns with citrus aioli, cheeseburger sliders, penne pasta with zesty lemon oil, roast pumpkin and green peas. There will also be a dessert grazing board to finish with tea and coffee — yum!
Upon arrival you will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling and there will be sweeps and best dressed prizes on the day, of course!
And don’t forget your dancing shoes — there will be a DJ from 3pm on the first floor (and we’ve been assured that those of you on the second floor will be more than welcome to join the party!).
You can also expect a large screen displaying “the race that stops the nation” for all punters to enjoy.
Hotel Richmond’s annual Melbourne Cup event takes place on Tuesday, 5 November. To purchase tickets or for more information click here.
You’ll find Hotel Richmond at 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000.