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What could be more winter warming than Christmas in July? Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne is hosting a premium pop-up event at Alfred Place, including roast turkey and all the trimmings, while our Bavarian restaurants across the country will add a Christmas platter to the menu for one day only.

Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne is bringing the festivities forward with a family sharing-style, Christmas in July lunch at Alfred Place on Saturday, 21 July from 1.30pm. Communal tables and carols join a classic Christmas menu curated by Head Chef Zac Nicholson, including pigs in blankets and smoked salmon blini canapés on arrival, an entrée of glazed ham with milk buns and seasonal roasted chestnuts, and the centrepiece: rolled turkey leg stuffed with chestnuts and apricot and served with roast vegetables. Christmas pudding with brandy sauce rounds up the mid-year celebrations.

7 Alfred Place, Melbourne

Price $150 per person  

More information & bookings: http://www.rockpoolbarandgrill.com.au/melbourne/whats-on-rockpool/

Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce - Rockpool Bar & Grill
Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce – Rockpool Bar & Grill pop-up event – Alfred Place Melbourne

Munich Brauhaus, The Bavarian and The Bavarian Beerhaus across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will deck their halls, jingle their bells and bring Christmas to July on Saturday 21 July through to Wednesday, 25 July.  Guests can celebrate with a Bavarian Christmas platter, which comprises of a whole herb-roasted chicken, seasonal roasted vegetables and beans sprinkled with almonds, as well as pretzel dumplings with mushroom ragout, mashed potato and cranberry sauce. Available for one day only, this hearty winter warmer is $58 and caters for two people. A delicious winter ale with fruit cake flavours of cinnamon, orange peel, vanilla, ginger, raisins and port, is available at all Bavarian restaurants throughout July, and is the perfect accompaniment for this festive feast. In the true spirit of Christmas, diners wearing their daggiest sweater on Saturday 21 July will have the chance to win a $100 bar tab on the day.

Locations and Bookings: http://www.thebavarians.com/

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**Information and Images Courtesy of Rockpool Dining Group -Rachel Lebihan

Connie Lambeth

The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events

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