Although it looks a bit different from previous years, this Grand Final is poised to be big for Melbourne. There’s nothing stopping us from going a little too deep into the snack aisle on match days, and many of Melbourne’s favorite diners step in to lend a helping hand.
Check out some of the soccer parties that take place on Melbourne’s Holy Day:
Chin Chin’s football fever
Football pie, football pie. Chin chin focused on the timeless combination of football and the pastry snack. With their own signature style, Chin Chin has developed a range of different flavored pies and even sausage rolls to choose from, with Rendang beef, butter chicken and a yellow vegetable curry. The Footy Fever Pack also includes a four pack of Coopers beers, a brownie plate, and an official AFL Grand Final record that can be immortalized in the pool hall. Order here.
Supernormal Grand Final Banquet
Straight from the neon-lit Flinders Lane restaurant, Supernormal evoked a special banquet of its Asian fusion heavy hitters. The eight-course menu gives you a taste of the famous dinner with wagyu beef buns, as well as lobster rolls and that ridiculously good chocolate and peanut butter praline dessert. There’s also a four-pack of the larger Hop Nation and a bottle of Zonzo’s Estate Pinot Noir included. Game on.
The builder’s arm pub feast
The grand finale is one of the biggest days on Melbourne’s calendar, and Builders Arms pays homage to it by serving up some of its bistro-based dishes. Returning due to popular demand, the menu includes their slow roasted pork with crackle, apple mustard, and fermented chili sauce, as well as Builders Arms Potato Salad and Shrimp Cocktail Rolls. Play here.
The Hawker Hall Grand Final
Filled with plenty of things you can tackle with your hands (reducing the need to look away from the screen), Hawker Hall’s Grand Finale feast has you sorted into four quarters. Keep yourself full with shrimp and chive dumplings, spicy cumin lamb rolls and a whole roast chicken with honey and black pepper. There is even an apple pie to finish, a match made in heaven. Check it out.
Mixed Grill by Cumulus Inc with Jayden Ong
This one is a bit more fancy than a halftime snack. This weekend, Cumulus cooked a home feast with a plethora of gourmet dishes, including grass-fed Gippsland rump with Baharat and cultured butter, as well as Lamb Merguez sausages from Meatsmith. The entire menu was associated with Jayden Ong’s winery in Healesville. Expect two bottles of primo vino, a vibrant springtime fiano, and a full-bodied shiraz. Get it here.
Friday Pie Day at Cookaborough
A true pie tasting, take your pick from some of Victoria’s finest pastry chefs in this triumphant celebration of the crust. Choose from a range of hometown favorites including Falco’s Rockwell Pie, Johnny Ripe’s Classic Beef, Pie Thief’s Lasagna Pie, Wildlfour’s Pork Pies, and Vegan Cheese Cauliflower Pie by Smith And Deli. To manage this way to get you sorted.
Meatsmith BBQ Box
If you prefer to fend for yourself, go for the Meatsmith barbecue box. The huge collection includes some of Meatsmith’s most prized cuts with Asado cut prime rib chops, as well as lamb loin chops, Luganega sausages and homemade Meatsmith mustard and chimichurri. This grill-centric feel is available for delivery or pick up in store. To manage this way for more information.
There’s a stack of other Melbourne’s best take-out options, check them out.
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