BNE Is Getting A Lush Gourmet Destination For One Weekend Only
Dig into the deetsBy Dinushka Gunasekara | 8th June 2023
Here in the Sunshine State, winter doesn’t mean rugging up and staying home. Instead, we’re all about making the most of our lush landscapes and homegrown fare in the gorgeous locations within our city. Case and point? Roma Street Parkland’s tantalising new event: Providore Park.
Combining top drops and tasty treats with live music, masterclasses, and can’t-be-missed pop-ups, the charming Roma Street Parkland is set to become a gourmet destination for one delicious weekend on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July. With plenty to eat, see, and do, here’s your guide to what’s on at Providore Park:
Follow the trail of artisan food, drinks, and treats to a food lover’s paradise, taking over Roma Street Parkland. With dozens of stalls lining the sprawling grounds, you’ll have the chance to brush shoulders with the producers as you stock up on cheese, chocolate, and antipasti, slurp down oysters, and rip into decadent pastries. Wash it all down with wine, small-batch spirits, craft beer, and alcohol-free tipples, before stocking up on pantry staples to take home – think sauces, salumi, and caviar. Open daily from 10am to 6pm, keep an eye on their website here for a full line-up of stallholders.
Forget munching your meals to the tune of Netflix – Providore Park will see a line-up of talented acts serenading you under the sun! Local musicians and artists will be performing on the Celebration Lawn across the weekend, so bring your feed and snap up a table in the sunshine to soak it all in.
If upbeat is more your vibe, revel in Providore Park’s free DJ lounge that will have you dancing the day away on the Lakeside Meadow. The hottest local DJs will be hitting the decks to spin retro beats and new sounds across electric, house music, and pop, so you can fuel up and turn up from 10am to 6pm.
Providore Park is taking your classic picnic to the next level, with a whimsical garden soiree that combines all our favourite things: bubbles, bites, and beautiful tablescapes. When you and your friends arrive at Picnic Society, you’ll be greeted with a Chandon Garden Spritz and treated to a delicious antipasto platter, alongside a bottle of sparkling Chandon Brut, Rosé, or Garden Spritz. Catering for groups of up to eight within 90 minutes of pure bliss, it’s the all-inclusive event you (and your camera) will adore.
Chandon Secret Garden
Fancy the ultimate VIP experience? With a sought-after ticket to the exclusive Chandon Secret Garden, you’ll enjoy all-day access to a gorgeous oasis, featuring a private Chandon bar overlooking the Main Stage. Lounge with bubbles in hand and munch on your choice of a tasting platter, as you unwind in style in the beautiful covered area. With a drinks package and take-home gift also on the cards, Providore Park’s Chandon Secret Garden truly is the place to be!
Croquet and rosé is a match made in heaven, which is why Providore Park is hosting a Croquet Club so you can work off your gourmet indulgences (before feasting on more). With the grounds available to hire for groups of up to six players, bask in some healthy competition as you swing and sip a glass of Minuty Rosé.
Masterclasses at The Conservatory
Discover the next pleasure of your palate with a masterclass at The Conservatory, which will have you nibbling your way through a smorgasbord of bite-sized snacks, paired with the perfect drink. Foodie experts will guide you through the art of matching in small-group sessions, so you can take your newfound knowledge and take your future bites to new heights.
Hungry yet? Explore the full program and grab your tickets to Providore Park’s array of special events from 8 to 9 July here.