WE’RE COMING TO TENERIFFE, BRISBANE (not Spain)

Come on down and pay us a visit at Teneriffe Festival this Saturday, we’re bringing along one of our best gelato sundaes to date.

THE VANILLA VAN WINKLE – will be available all day and consists of: Vanilla gelato, creme caramel, blood orange puree and caramelised slithered almonds.

If that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, we’ll also have scoops of LAMINGTON GELATO – Milk chocolate and coconut gelato, annihilated with house-made lamingtons as well as SALTED COCONUT AND MANGO SALSA sorbet.

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BRISBANE X DELIVEROO GIVEAWAY!

PINA BANANA - Brisbane Deliveroo

Our South Brisbane addition is pretty new to the Sunshine State so we’ve come up with a quintessentially Queensland gelato cake to share with 50 lucky punters on the 5th June.

The Piña Banana custom gelato cake will be available to the first 50 Brisbane Messina orders, exclusively through Deliveroo on June 5th.

For your chance to grab one, head to Deliveroo on Monday from 12pm, type in your Brisbane address and select the Gelato Messina store (if you can’t see it, unfortunately you cannot get delivery, sorry!)

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TWIN PEAKS – DOUBLE R DINER STORE TAKEOVER

Who would have thought a little bit of David Lynch would make it’s way to our humble abode?  For the first time in the history of GM, two of our stores will be taken over by the TWIN PEAKS – Double R Diner.   No regular scoops, gelato cakes or deep house tunes will be present, not even a drop of Salted Caramel White Choc – this is a wonderful and strange special agent operation.

Together with Pedestrian.TV and Stan, we’ve put our Dale Cooper gloves on to take you back in time to the warm and grainy realms of 90’s film.  As our stores transform in every way possible into the Double R Dinereach of you will be able to get a taste (literally) of Twin Peaks.  With three custom made flavours inspired from key scenes – you can re-live your cult fiction fantasy + the first 50 fans at 12pm & 5pm will get a slice of Norma’s Incredible (gelato) Cherry Pie.

The brand new Twin Peaks season will be released exclusively through Stan on May 22nd.

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CALLING ALL AUSSIE EXPATS IN LA!!

A little taste of ‘STRAYA is coming at ya…

For those of you who have left the sunny shores of Sydney and Melbourne and set up shop, home or mansion in LA, we know the MAIN thing you miss about your home town (apart from a decent cup of coffee, overuse of the C word (in the politest possible manner), more smashed avo than you can poke a stick at (with a smattering of Vegemite) might just be your weekly scoop of MESSINA.

For 5 days only, all your gelato dreams, hopes & prayers are going to be answered. The Messina bosses are upping sticks and popping up in downtown LA to bring a little bit Messina lurve to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

Enter, LA FOOD BOWL, the host of your Messina eating extravaganza for FIVE DAYS ONLY.

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FISH LANE FESTIVAL BRISBANE

ROBERT BROWNIE JNR ON CRACK - FISH LANE FESTIVAL

Brisbane is bringing back their banging laneway food fest; Fish Lane Festival on the 13th May & we’re pulling out all the stops.

Seeing as it’s just round the corner from our brand new site, we thought we’d bring you a truly ridiculous offering… not one for the faint hearted.

ROBERT BROWNIE JR ON CRACK
Two scoops of milk choc gelato with warm chocolate brownie, dark choc sauce and cocoa nib nougatine

Yes that’s warm oozy, fudgy chocolate brownie, draped over two scoops of creamy milk chocolate gelato, with just the right amount of sauce and crunchy cocoa nib nougatine bits – for a bit of texture.

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EASTER SPECIAL!

WATCH how our HOT CROSS BUN gelato is made.

It’s been a busy week of baking at Messina HQ; we’ve made thousands of fresh hot cross buns in house, buttered them and then smashed them all up ready to be freshly churned into our gelato in your nearest Messina store.
AVAILABLE from today for one week only (and once in the whole year), this spiced, buttery, extra chunky gelato is sure to get you in the mood for Easter eating… and an extra long weekend!
WHAT’S THE EASTER SPECIAL?

HOT CROSS BUNS: Hot cross bun gelato smashed with buttered hot cross buns

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VERUCA SALT 2.0

This year, the golden geese have been busy! On loan from Mr Wonka himself, our Easter Egg this year is for spoiling yourself rotten, whether you’re a good egg or a bad one.

There’s no oyster stew or steak that no one else would chew in our golden egg.  Just like Willy, we’ve opted for salted caramel gelato, milk chocolate crunch and passionfruit caramel ganache; sealed with the Oompa Loompa’s approval.

Avoid a Veruca worthy temper tantrum and get the golden egg your inner spoilt brat deserves.

ORDER AN EGG

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BRISBANE STORE: NOW OPEN!

brisbane store

Brisbane, the wait is over. No more trawling through the the inner city markets and pop ups to see where we’ll be frantically scooping for a day – we now have permanent gelato digs, so you can come and visit us whenever your heart desires.

With the potential to be our flagship store, this beauty is one of our designers proudest moments.  Nick Palumbo; Messina’s founder and self described ‘frustrated architect’ has created quite the masterpiece, along with Vie Studio – amping up his design specs to do justice to The Melbourne Residences brand new retail space.  The vibe is juxtaposed somewhere between an Apple Store and your (cool) grandma’s retro living room – with 9m high concrete walls and ceilings, 70’s mahogany panels and geometric wooden built in cake cabinets.  It wouldn’t be a Messina store without polished concrete floors, an expansive bright red cabinet filled with 35 flavours and 5 specials and a whole lotta light streaming in from the floor to ceiling glass.

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PERTH NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS POP UP!

PERTH night noodle markets

We’re popping up in Perth for the first time ever for Night Noodle Markets in March.  Come and get your hands on the first and only Messina concoctions to grace Western Australia  – they won’t last long!

There’ll be 20 hawker style market stalls with an array of mouth-watering asian cuisines on offer.  Our Perth menu is a selection of our Sydney and Melbourne Night Noodle Market best sellers; including our numero uno deep fried spiced banana gelato on a bed of mango pudding, drizzled with passionfruit caramel.

See you there!

WHEN: 22nd March – 2nd April
WHERE: Elizabeth Quay, Perth
OPENING HOURS: Weekdays: 5-late, weekends: 4-late

WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

GREAT BALLS OF FRYER – deep fried spiced banana gelato, on a bed of mango pudding, drizzled with passionfruit caramel

great balls of fryer - night noodle markets canberra

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WE’RE POPPING UP AT: THE BRISBANE ICE CREAM FESTIVAL

For one day only*, we’ll be showcasing some of our most delectable gelato treats at the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival – fittingly inside the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory.

If you managed to get your hands on tickets, be prepared to have your wildest nostalgic dreams come to life – with 16 ice cream, pastry and dessert vendors lining up their crowd pleasers.

And if you’re one who needs a little savoury  before you devour 6 different kinds of ice cream, checkout the 3 tasty food trucks beforehand: King of the Wings, Micasa Food Truck and Rolls Pho Mi.

* If you missed out on tickets, don’t get your knickers in a knot – we’ll be opening our first Brissy store towards the end of March… you can eat our gelato to your heart’s content.  Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know!

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