It’s the first Tuesday of November. The clock is about to strike three. The room is hushed. Every guest is clutching a betting slip in one hand and a glass of bubbles in the other. Fascinators are quivering with excitement. The race that stops the nation is about to begin.
There are few better reasons to party than the Melbourne Cup Carnival. And you don’t need to be at Flemington to join in the fun – as the rest of Australia will tell you! Everyone celebrates Melbourne Cup in their own special way. Maybe you invite your favourite punters for a Melbourne Cup lunch. Or you hire a boat on the river with colleagues and friends. Wherever you celebrate the race, what better way to get into the racing spirit than with special Melbourne Cup catering?
From years and years of experience at Spring Racing Carnival, here at My Private Chef we know exactly how to celebrate the race that stops a nation in style. And we’re not talking about your choice of headwear (though that is important!). We’re talking about Melbourne Cup catering. From canapé’s to platters, we’ve designed and tested (ahem…) the best Melbourne Cup catering menus to tantalise the taste buds and create an event to remember. After all, it doesn’t matter whether your win or lose – it’s how you celebrate that counts!
If you’re hosting an intimate Melbourne Cup lunch, why should you be the one racing around cooking and serving the food? Leave the racing to the horses and enjoy the exclusive experience of Melbourne Cup catering for dinner parties. From canapés to three, four and five course options, our dinner party catering is perfectly suited to Melbourne Cup celebrations.
For bigger celebrations, our gourmet platters are delivered hot and ready to eat, well before the horses gallop past the post. Or if you prefer we can drop off cold for you to reheat – perfect for boat parties! Every menu is designed to perfectly complement your Melbourne Cup theme, from the ever-so-decadent Mini Quiches Platter to the Ultimate Cocktail and Italian Job platters, which will leave no punter hungry! And of course, we always cater for guests with dietary requirements to help make your event a winner.
Spring Racing Carnival Catering from Bites to Buffet
Planning a Spring Racing Carnival celebration? Well, let us stop you right there. Don’t settle for one of the many uninspired catering packages or queue in the supermarket with tray upon tray of party pies. The menu you choose for your Spring Racing Carnival catering has the power to make your event a winner or a loser.
Fear not! From bites to buffet, Your Private Chef has your party covered – no matter whether you are entertaining at home, in a marquee next to the Birdcage, on a patch of grass next to the river or on a luxury boat floating down the river.
For a little racy inspiration, here are a few of our favourite items from our Spring Racing Carnival catering menus:
Spice up a casual celebration: If you’re having a backyard party, our Let’s Celebrate BBQ package will get things going! Portuguese chicken, Mediterranean marinated porterhouse steak, prawn kebab skewers, Mediterranean rosemary lamb cutlets with tzatziki, Stella Artois beer bread and our famous Chef’s Greek salad are just a few of the tasty treats your guests will enjoy as they pick their next punt.
Something a little bit decadent: Our premium buffet package will give your event “The Royal Treatment”. Imagine nibbling delicately on a lentil, beetroot and feta salad with red wine vinaigrette, grilled king prawns with garlic and chilli, succulent grain fed eye fillet steaks, free range grilled baby poussins with lemon and oregano, and a grilled fish selection. And that’s just the beginning. You can bet your last dollar that your guests will be begging for an invite to your next party!
Celebrate Aussie style: Platters provide a budget friendly, convenient Spring Racing Carnival catering option – wherever you are. And for Spring Racing Carnival, there’s nothing like the Gourmet Pie platter to bring out the Aussie in your guests! Our delicious gourmet pies include beef burgundy, Moroccan lamb, chicken and leek, and vegetable korma. You’ll be onto a real winner if you add our homemade sausage rolls too!
Your Private Catering will be racing around with Melbourne Cup catering and Spring Racing Carnival catering throughout carnival – call us for more information and to book!