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Tuesday 6 NOVEMBER 2012

Racing Carnival celebrations at Spring

Celebrate the pinnacle event of the Spring Racing Carnival at Brisbane’s freshest, locally-minded dining destination, Spring. Enjoy the renowned flavours and premium produce of the inner-city restaurant and bistro with its ‘Spring Carnival’ event for Melbourne Cup 2012.

Opening in late 2011, Spring has attracted the praise of Brisbane’s food enthusiasts for its seasonally-focused menus and quality produce, which is sourced locally wherever possible. Heading up the kitchen is Executive Chef Kym Machin, whose acclaimed career has placed him in the lead role at premier Brisbane restaurants Urbane, The Euro and The Laneway.

Kym’s experience has taught him the importance of respecting the produce and harmonizing flavours, which is reflected in the dishes which celebrate the changing seasons and the products of Australia’s rich hinterlands. Fresh local ingredients are utilised in diverse, contemporary menus featuring Australian and international tastes.

In a fitting Melbourne Cup celebration, Kym has designed a cocktail-style menu for the Spring Carnival event, which will run on Tuesday, 6th November from 11.30am – 3.30pm. The menu features a selection of hot and cold canapés, such as Peppered rare beef, caramelised onion and aioli en croute; Steamed hand-made dumplings with coriander and soy dressing; and Confit tomato in gazpacho shooters, as well as dessert canapés of Mini ice cream cones and Chocolate truffles.

Guests will also enjoy a four hour, all-inclusive beverage package created by Spring Sommelier, Peter Marchant, who will MC the event. Drinks include a selection of red, white and sparkling wines as well as premium beers, soft drinks and fruit juices.

Catch all the action of Melbourne Cup on the big screens in the restaurant and take part in the sweepstakes in support of Variety Queensland, a charity organisation dedicated to helping children growing up with disability, illness or disadvantage.  

Fashion enthusiasts will be treated to an exclusive catwalk showcase from leading Brisbane retailer, Samantha Ogilvie. Samantha hand-picks the key runway looks for her boutiques each season and features some of the most sought-after labels and talented niche designers from Australia and overseas, such as Diane von Furstenberg, Catherine Malandrino, Rachel Zoe, Matthew Williamson and Jerome Dreyfuss.

Spring will also host its own Fashions on the Field awards, so be sure to dress in your race day best for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

The Spring Carnival event is $95 per person and includes a special take home gift for each guest. Contact Spring now at events@spring.com.au to secure your ticket for the city’s most in-season Melbourne Cup celebration.  


Corner Felix & Mary Streets, Brisbane CBD

(07) 3229 0460





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