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Monday Munchies: April 4 – Everything Easter

Welcome back to Monday Munchies. In this edition we’re tackling everything Easter, highlighting offerings in Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and even an at-home cocktail kit where you sip from a chocolate bunny, of course. Let’s check it out.

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Easter at aria

Image: Aria/ Steven Woodburn

Easter Food Events in Sydney

The first cab off the rank is New South Wales (mostly Sydney). With its harbour views, the city sure knows how to take advantage of the ocean and all the good things on offer this Easter.


To mark the Easter weekend, Aria will have a special menu on Friday 15 April and Saturday 16 April. The exclusive seafood tasting menu consists of a five-course menu at $240 per person. Indulge in a spread curated by executive chef Tom Gorringe including;

  • Spencer gulf kingfish, white soy, coastal greens, native lime
  • Abrolhos island scallop, sea urchin, miso, corn
  • Tasmanian rock lobster, potato, silverbeet, tarragon
  • Palette cleanser
  • Chocolate as per the current a la carte menu

Booking for this special event can be made via the link below.

Address: 1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Shell House

This upcoming Good Friday, Shell House is welcoming hosts John Susman and Narito Ishii as very special guests for the first edition of Wet, Cold + Delicious – ‘A deep dive into Tuna’. Culinary director, Joel Bickford and head chef, Aaron Ward have created an extra special five-course menu together with a range of matching wines and drinks by Alex Kirkwood and Shun Eto.

When: Good Friday 15th April 2022, Lunch 12.30 pm, Dinner 6.30 pm
What: Maguro Shoten – Tuna Auction in The Clocktower Bar
Where: Level 9/37 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $290pp includes a 5-course menu, entertainment and drink on arrival.

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Grab the gals & guys for a Southern-style brunch, two-hours of bottomless cocktails, and access to our fruity, frosty, fun Frosé wall with lollies & candies this Good Friday the 15th April, from 12-3 pm). We’d like to call it a brunch with soul, but they took that name already!

Price: $89pp Southern-Style brunch & 2-hour bottomless brunch.

Back it all up on Easter Monday on the 18th of April (all day) with Frose your Way. Here you’ll be enjoying bottomless access to different flavours as well as Untied’s epic garnish wall. Not only that, but you also get a plate of Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken with tom yum mayo AND fries!

Price: $55pp 2-hour bottomless frose & buttermilk popcorn chicken and fries.

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North Bondi Fish

NBF will be open for the whole weekend of Easter, and this year, they’re putting the ‘long’ in the long weekend, kicking things off on Easter Friday until Easter Monday. They’ll be partnering with Fever-Tree for this event and will have a special cocktail list featuring Fever-Tree beverages. Food highlights include all the classics, such as;

  • Cooked tiger prawns, cocktail sauce, lemon.

  • Daily sashimi, soy, ginger, wasabi |Roasted scallops, lemon myrtle butter.

  • Spanner crab risotto, pumpkin, burnt sage, pepitas, rocket pesto.

  • Barramundi fillet, salsa rossa.

Plus a special market list is available on the day.

When: Friday – Monday from 12 pm. 3 hour sitting for a 3-course meal.
What: 3-course lunch menu.
Price: $95pp.

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Easter high tea at the lab treasury brisbane

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Easter Food Events in Brisbane and Gold Coast

For those who live in the Sunshine State, look no further than these Easter food events in your cities.

Mad Hatters Tea Party – JW Marriot Gold Coast

The JW Marriott Gold Coast is inviting kids and adults on a decadently delicious adventure down the rabbit hole with an Easter Mad Hatters Tea Party. For one day only, the resort’s Tamborine Gallery is being transformed into a colourful world of wonderland sweets and treats (think Mad Hatter’s chocolate and pistachio cupcakes and Queen of Hearts cookies) all hand-crafted by the JW’s award-winning pastry team. Use the link below for more information.

When: Thursday 14 April from 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Price: $79pp and $49 for children under 12

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Easter High Tea at The Lab – Treasury Brisbane

Visit The Lab this April on Saturdays and Sundays and experience an Eggstravagant High Tea. Indulge in decadent sweets and savoury delights, served with a choice of bottomless La Maison Du Thé French hand-crafted tea or upgrade to Chandon High Tea. Get creative and wear your finest Easter-inspired hat for your chance to win a $200 dining voucher. Use the link below for more information.

When: Saturday 2 April – Saturday 30 April (Saturdays and Sundays) from 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: 130 William St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Price: $55pp and $25pp for children 5 -12 years

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Indulgent Seafood Experience Platter

Treat yourself and your loved ones this Easter to an indulgent seafood feast at Garden Kitchen & Bar. Featuring locally sourced and sustainable seafood such as Coffin Bay Pacific oysters, Kinkawooka black mussels, deepwater flathead, crispy salmon skin and served with signature Fatboy chips, tartare sauce and aioli, this will be one Easter lunch you won’t want to miss. Find out everything you need to know below.

When: April
Where: 1, Casino Level The Star Gold Coast, Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Price: $180pp

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Easter treats

Image: Cocktail Porter

Easter Treats When You’re Stuck at Home

Sometimes Easter is just better celebrated in front of your TV with a few snacks (maybe more than a few) and these treats are the best companion. Chocolate is abundant here, but we’re also throwing in a few alcoholic options.

Messina Chocolate Bunny Cocktail Kits

Cocktail Porter has launched their limited-edition, decadent DIY cocktails that will have you trying to eat your screen in approximately two minutes. If the words “Salted Caramel Easter Egg Cocktail” don’t mean anything to you then you might want to check your pulse.

We’re talking about a Messina Dulce de Leche & coffee cocktail served in a chocolate egg. Completely dominating the status quo of all Easter cocktails that have ever been slung before, this concoction is the perfect combination of Baileys Irish Creme, Mr Black Coffee Liqueur and Minor Figures Mocha Coffee Drip Coffee, shaken and poured into a chocolate egg then topped with pieces of popcorn and drizzled with Messina Dulce de Leche – $145 AUD.

If lockdown taught us one thing it’s that espresso martinis are king when it comes to cocktails and if Easter means drinking your Espresso Martini from a chocolate bunny, sign us up. Pulling-off espresso drinks at home may sound complicated, but Cocktail Porter is here to make sure that an emergency bottle of wine stays in the fridge. A rich blend of premium vodka, cold drip coffee and coffee liqueur are shaken and poured into a Lindt Milk Chocolate Bunny – $145 AUD.

Check it out (Chocolate Martini) Check it out (Salted Caramel)

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