SYDNEY CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

We can’t resist a good Chinese New Year Celebration, especially if it involves red lanterns and Bao Stop.

This week we’ll be setting up shop at Martin Place within the Lunar Lantern Hub for a 2 week pop up. If you’re having trouble spotting us; look out for our big green Gelato Van, adorned in chinese lanterns and decorations.  There’ll also be baos and peking duck fries from Bao Stop, cocktails from the Taylor’s pop-up bar or if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, sit down for a friendly game of Mahjong.

WHAT ARE WE SERVING UP?

The concept on offer is a Build Your Own Gelato Sandwich Bar.  If you come along, you’ll be able to choose from 1 of 3 cookies, gelato flavours and sauces to top off your creation.

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COBURG VELEDROME FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

gelato messina LAMINGTON flavour

We’ll be doing a 4 day pop up with the good people at COBURG VELODROME FOODTRUCK FESTIVAL from 26th-29th Jan.  If the length of the title is anything to go by, we have high expectations.

The entertainment offering boasts live music, DJ’s, a Tripple JJJ hottest 100 count down (!!!) and if that wasn’t enough, they’re creating an outdoor cinema every evening – showcasing some absolute classics.

What’s there to eat? Mr Burger, Korean Fried Chicken, Pierogi Pierogi, Poke Time and a whole lot more.

For dessert, we’ll be serving up 4 flavours each day including our Aus day special:

  • LAMINGTON – Milk chocolate and coconut gelato annihilated with housemade lamingtons
  • GORGEOUS DAVE – Caramel gelato with caramel sauce and waffles
  • MALCOLM’S MALTED MILK – Malted white chocolate gelato with peanut, banana and choc cream cheese pie
  • SALTED COCONUT AND MANGO SALSA
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SPILT MILK & THE COMMONS FOOD FEST CANBERRA

Spilt Milk Messina Soup tins

We’re making our first appearance in the big capital… Canberra!

Spilt Milk all day and all night –  music, food and art festival is kicking off on the 3rd December at the Commonwealth Park.  You’ll find us in our custom built MESSINA SOUP KITCHEN selling our hand made gelato soup tins.

There’s four flavours to pick from, varying from the creamy, to the nutty and the fruity – there’s even a boozy one!

If you miss us at Spilt Milk, we’ll also be at The Commons Street Feast from the 9th-18th December daily form 5pm-10pm with yep you guessed it… more tins!

RCC MENU gelato messina

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Pop Up at the Myer Giftorium

Need to get last minute Christmas gifts? or looking for an excuse to try our one off gelato Christmas creations? Come down to our POP UP stand at the Myer Giftorium between now and 24th December to find a wonderland of personalised gifts and edible delights.

We’ve created two custom creations, designed to both bring out the kid in all of us and keep the actual kids quiet:

SANTA’S ANTI-TANTY: Milk choc lined cone, strawberry gelato, white & red choc dip & peppermint candy.

BUILD YOUR OWN REINDEER: Choose from a butter or choc cookie, vanilla or milk choc gelato and add your personality with confectionary eyes, ears and noses!

WHEN: 21st November – 24th December

WHERE: Sydney & Melbourne CBD Myer Giftorium

MORE INFO HERE 

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BIG DESIGN MARKET: SYDNEY & MELBOURNE

gelato messina big design market

Hailing from Melbourne, The Big Design Market has made it to Sydney this year in all of it’s glory.  Offering a bazaar of local and internationally designed homewares, textiles, fashion, furniture, lighting, stationery and heaps of stuff for the kids… you’re bound to find something that you can’t live without.

We’re debuting MR MESSINA, our newest addition to the events team! He’ll be filled with 2 custom designed flavours and 2 signatures, ready to pump out scoops to the happy punters.

We’ll be set up in the food precinct outside along with our other foodie friends Mary’s, Porteno and Archie Rose.

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MESSINA’S SOUP KITCHEN RETURNS TO ROYAL CROQUET CLUB

NO SOUP FOR YOU!  Well not really, our Soup Kitchen is back and there’s plenty of tinned “soup” to go round.

With the Royal Croquet Club making it to Bondi this year after doing the rounds in Melbourne and Adelaide last year, we’ve re-created our MESSINA SOUP KITCHEN, ready to feed our four saucy soft serve gelato tins to all you hungry croquet champions.

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MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL – THE PARK

Yee…Haw! We’re getting ready to dig our hooves into The Park at Melbourne Cup Carnival spring races this year.   The place you can trot over to, have a dance, eat and drink, kick your shoes off and relax.

You’ll find us over in the food precinct along with Biggie Smalls, Huxtaburger, Burn City Smokers and a whole bunch of bars.

What’s in store for you lucky punters?  Two positively boozy & two not so boozy sundaes for you to come and graze on (sorry, no hay or carrots are on the menu).   If you’re feeling as posh as a pedigree – opt for the ETON MESSINA, decadently layered with strawberries and custard soft serve. But if you’re in need of a friend – I’M SO NEGR-ONELY; bitter orange, campari and chocolate concoction is there to hold your hand.  Whats left? You can go nuts with THE NUTTY PROFESSOR or get totally peached on champagne sorbet.

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NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS!

**VERY VERY GOOD LUCKY FORTUNE BAR**

*10TH-27TH NOVEMBER*

MELBOURNE

Ni hao, kon’nichiwa, sawatdee-kah!! We chimed into our oriental origins and asked our chefs to come up with the most VERY VERY GOOD creations they could think of; to bring you the best lucky dip of Asian desserts for NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS 2016! and so the VERY VERY GOOD LUCKY FORTUNE BAR was born.

Over three weeks in the best season of the year (food festival season), you’ll be able to get your hands on four exclusive, extra sticky Messina treats!

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TRAMSHEDS, GLEBE IS OPEN!

SHOP 3, 1 DALGAL WAY, FOREST LODGE

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Tramsheds is one of Sydney’s lost treasures, which has now been restored to its former glory.

The abandoned 1904 Tramway Depot famed for it’s graffiti has now relaunched as Harold Park TRAMSHEDS, Glebe – designed specifically to house a hand selected bunch of Australia’s finest providers and purveyors of food innovation.

The site’s history has provided some interesting inspo for Messina founder Nick Palumbo. As well as being a mad scientist with an obsession for gelato, Nick is also a self described ‘frustrated architect’.  You may have noticed our most recent stores are getting more and more 70’s with a dose of art deco in them…another one of Nick’s obsessions. Don’t worry there aren’t too many more.

Before every Messina opening, Nick disappears from the office, sets up camp on site (grows a questionable beard) and doesn’t leave that site until the Messina is open for business.

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ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW

Messina Mobile - Royal Melbourne Show

We’re rolling into the ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW in our seriously retro 1969 Citroen MESSINA MOBILE – you can learn more about the new addition to our family here.

Come and visit us to get your hands on our hand made choc tops and custom scoops:

CREMINO CHOC TOP – choc lined waffle cone, italian meringue, choc hazelnut ganache, salted caramel gelato, dark choc dip and amaretti biscuits

THE HONEY POT CHOC TOP – Choc lined waffle cone, milk choc gelato, honeycomb pieces, yellow white choc dip, honeycomb sprinkles

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