We got a free ticket courtesy of IMG events for competing in this years marathon.
Here this was an alcohol fueled afternoon where punters ate and drank everything onsite. This was at albert park near the city and on the city to sea course which made running there easier. But people also took the tram down there. Car parking was a bit of a hassle.
And then once you get in the door you have to buy crowns. 1 crown is one $1 and the minimum is $30 per crown card. If you don’t use all of it during the session, simply return your card for a full refund of the amount that you didn’t spend.
The Wine Society sponsored the show and they offered free tasting sessions to all. They also offered wine lovers their membership for free if you buy 2 bottles for $50. Most people were keen except for us poor students.
Foodwise there really wasn’t a lot to buy this year. The portions kept on getting smaller and smaller. The line up of restaurants was still good as always. There was GAZI in which many people lined up at as well as Mamasita. Supernormal’s food was small and expensive. At least the Black Swan Dips train was good. People got to choose five flavours which are not in store yet. I really loved the pineapple one and the edamame one with wasabi. They were to die for!!
However I did manage to go home with a few snacks and chocolates courtesy of Deliveroo. And they had their free delivery service in their marquee. You sit down and order from three menus. I ordered the Western Plains pork dish ($10 or 10 crowns) from Circa. It was rather small but moreish- the way that Circa has their food.
The cocktail icy pole ($6) was great. I got the watermelon one and it was refreshing for a hot day in Melbourne. Here it was 17C but people had them anyway.
The Lurpak school had its usual butter and bread and at the end people were offered the butter to take home.
we got almost drunk easily so as to not try any more wines we threw the glass out.i know we can keep it and it was $3 but oh well.
Do come to next years one and thanks for the invite IMG Events