Soak up the glamour and thrills of Australia's biggest social and sporting event, Melbourne Cup Day this Tuesday at The Star Sydney – Sydney's only world-class casino and entertainment destination, offering award-winning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and much more. The Star will be buzzing with fashion and the pulse-quickening excitement of thoroughbred racing with a range of premium dining and entertainment experiences on offer to celebrate the race that stops the nation.
Racegoers can choose from three decadent dining options at The Star's signature restaurants, including Osteria Balla Manfredi, Sokyo and BLACK by ezard, each with bespoke menus for the iconic event.
For the full trackside experience, 24/7 Sports Bar is the place to catch all the excitement of every race live, with a full TAB, huge LED screens, food and beverage specials, plus a beverage and canapé package available. Or settle in at Cherry for a three-hour package of gourmet canapés, desserts and premium drinks. To keep the excitement going, head to Rock Lily for an unforgettable live performance from ARIA-nominated DJ duo Bombs Away.
For those looking for casual dining, Pizzaperta, Fat Noodle, Garden Buffet and Food Quarter will all offer Melbourne Cup specials.
Melbourne Cup lunch packages and offers include:
Sokyo Executive Chef and Japanese cuisine master, Chase Kojima will serve a lavish eight-dish share menu of seasonal fare, including house specialities miso kingfish ceviche, salmon tataki, dengakuman caramelized miso cod and more. The memorable set menu is $125 per person for a 1.00pm booking.
OSTERIA BALLA MANFREDI
World-famous chef Stefano Manfredi will delight with a superb four-course Italian menu, starting with fresh Sydney rock oysters and a glass of prosecco, followed by three delicious dishes finishing with a tempting chocolate tart dessert. The set menu is $135 per person for a 1.00pm booking.
BLACK BY EZARD
Sip on a flute of NV Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial on arrival and take in the beautiful Sydney Harbour views in one of Sydney's finest steak houses. Indulge in a three-course menu featuring mouthwatering grain fed beef striploin, fresh seafood, complimentary side dishes and a delicious dessert. The exquisite three-course menu is $165 per person for a 1.00pm booking.
Take in the spring air with alfresco casual Italian fare at Stefano Manfredi's Pizzaperta and enjoy a Melbourne Cup inspired 'horseshoe' pizza with blonde base, mozzarella and bresaola with rocket salad, parmesan and lemon dressing for $20. Add two glasses of Italian bubbly for $40.
Get into the racing spirit at Luke Nguyen's famed Fat Noodle with select beverage specials and two bespoke Melbourne Cup dishes including grilled hoisin quail with baby watercress and cherry tomato salad for entrée ($18), and Vietnamese classic sautéed jumbo king prawn and scallop with spiced cinnamon, asparagus, served with jasmine rice ($32).
Garden Buffet boasts an elaborate all-you-can-eat smorgasbord including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and one dozen oysters to start for $49 per person; $20 per child (5- 12 years) including unlimited soft drinks. Bookings from 11.30am.
The Star's Food Quarter will offer unmissable specials including prawns and fresh oysters with shallot vinaigrette ($20), chilli prawn spaghetti with tomato sauce ($18.50) and prosciutto pizza with salsa verde ($16).