NEWTOWN IS OPEN!

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NEWTOWN STORE: 262 King Street, Newtown 

*INNER WEST ALERT*

We’re opening our first Newtown store today – right smack bang in the middle of King Street!

We’re taking over the honorary position of the old Gelatomassi site that has stood proud for the past 14 years.

“I’ve known the boys from Massi since they opened their doors in 2003. We’ve always liked Newtown as a potential destination but the truth is it felt a bit crowded with gelato operators so the time was never quite right. With the boys now moving on, it felt like a nice transition for everyone. We move into a site with a bit of history and take over from someone that’s been a true local in the Newtown food scene for years.  Gelatomassi’s longest serving employee is even staying on to help steer the ship!” Nick Palumbo (Messina)

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“We’ve been looking to move on from Gelatomassi for some time now. It really was just time for a sea change and we wanted to concentrate on other business interests we have. The conversation with Nick and the Messina guys taking over our site started about a year ago. Until now the time wasn’t quite right for us or them. I’m pleased to say its now a reality. We’ve known Nick for well over 10 years and we can’t think of a better operator to take over from where Massi has left off. Gelato Messina’s reputation speaks for itself.” Salvatore La Rosa (Gelatomassi)

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SMOOTH CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

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A festival dedicated to all things chocolate and the best of the local dessert world? Sign us up! We’ve recreated the best of our smooth & oozy gelato chocolate bars to fulfil your nostalgic dreams at Smooth Festival of Chocolate.

Rip open Messina’s plastic wrapper to reveal set chocolate, gelato, fudges, sauces, creams, brownies and other delicious crunchy morsels of goodness!

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MESSINA IN THE CITY

NEW STORE OPENING IN CIRCULAR QUAYCicularquay

Sydney CBD dwellers, you can now get your Messina fix right at your doorstep! It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to announce that we’ve opened a new store in Circular Quay, fittingly on the first day of spring!

We’ve opened up in GATEWAY– the new and much needed food precinct to hit Sydney’s city foreshore along with Din Tai Fung, Four Frogs Creperie and Workshop Espresso. You’re now able to walk to the Opera House before your scoop melts…

We’re hoping this will brighten up the late night eating scene for those hitting the town (we’re next to Macca’s) or stuck in a consulting firm crunching numbers and auditing – there’s Messina at the end of the spreadsheet.

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MADE IN SYDNEY – We’re on the panel

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We’re hanging out with our techy friends at General Assembly on Wednesday 7 September for the first of a free three-part series at aMBUSH Gallery called Made in Sydney.

As with most people here in Sydney, we’re obsessed with food, and we’re particularly obsessed with creativity in the food industry. Having recently opened the Messina Creative Department, aptly named that as it’s by far the most creative department here at Messina, we’re becoming more obsessed with how we can be creative in desserts and gelato and everything we do.

SO…we’ve pimped out one Messina owner, Declan Lee to the panel discussion to discuss, argue and ponder what makes everything tick in Sydney and food.

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MESSINA EATS HOY PINOY

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We hear all good things come in three’s, which is why we’re rolling out the third Messina Eats and we’re super excited to be gettin’ grilled with HOY PINOY!

Bringing the best Filipino street food this side of the border, HOY PINOY have an insane menu lined up specially for MESSINA EATS #3!

WHAT’S ON OFFER:

Sisig na Baboy – Roasted pork, chopped & seared with salsa served on pandesal flat bread

Inihaw na Baboy – pork belly skewers

Inihaw na Mankok – chicken skewers

Chicken Adobo Fries – tender chicken, with soy, vinegar, garlic & pepper sauce over fries

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MESSINA TOTES !

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We made tote bags. You can totes put things in them. Like gelato, or gym gearrrr, or your shopping, or like totes more gelato.

We were very lucky that two artists Anthony Lister and Kate Banazi did a print for us. Both of them do stuff we think is pretty awesome. You might have seen Lister’s murals around Sydney, on vans on walls, on bus stops.

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A DATE WITH MESSINA & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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Fancy an evening of perfect culinary and cultural experiences – all in one night? Sounds pretty good to us.

We’ve partnered with the Sydney Theatre Company so you and 3 friends can win the chance to do this on Thursday 22nd September 2016:

  • 6pm: Head to the Messina Creative Department & sit down for a 7-course degustation with accompanying liquid concoctions We’re promising you a menu of fresh, seasonal, experimental creations that are designed to excite and challenge your palate. And you’ll leave pretty full…no need to eat much before.
  • 8pm: Make your way to Sydney Opera House for award-winning director Kip Williams’ bold new interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Venturing deep into the woods of sexual desire, this is not a Dream you’ve seen before, and it won’t be one you’ll soon forget.
  • 11pm: That’s it. Hopefully you’ll be suitably fed, cultured and ready for bed.

Want to win? Head here and fill in your details. Enter before 31 August 2016.

Messina Creative Department

 

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THIS WEEKEND: DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM BALLS!

MESSINA EATS WONDERBAO is nearly here…it’s this weekend Friday 29th July + Saturday 30th July

12pm – late both days

Apart from all the bao chick a wow bao-ing which will be being steamed and fried and grilled by WONDERBAO, we’re also pumped to be having DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM BALLS on the go, JUST for the event.

MESSINA ‘DAN TA’ GELATO (EGG CUSTARD TART WITH FLAKY PASTRY), SERVED WITH MANGO PUDDING AND PASSIONFRUIT CARAMEL

We don’t need to say anymore…just watch this!

If you can’t make it to the event but are in Deliveroo’s area for delivery, we’re also making a limited number of NOT DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM BALL ($10 each)

MESSINA ‘DAN TA’ GELATO (EGG CUSTARD TART WITH FLAKY PASTRY) ROLLED IN FLAKY PASTRY, BISCUIT CRUMB AND WHITE CHOCOLATE

Who’s coming?

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THE VERY SMALL SUBURB WILL BE FULL OF GELATO

READY FOR SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS? WE’RE COMING TO THE ‘VERY SMALL SUBURB’

Packing 5 legal high, full fat gelato heavyweights, we’re setting up ‘shop’ at Splendour in the Grass this year, providing you with three new specials + 2 store favourites (salted caramel + salted coconut and mango)…

Come & find us at ’THE VERY SMALL SUBURB’ at this years for a little gelato pick me up.

Here’s what’s on the line up…

FLAMING FLUME (burnt vanilla gelato with choc fudge caramelised baked meringue & caramel cookies)

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MESSINA EATS: WONDERBAO

If you didn’t make it to MESSINA EATS: HUXTABURGER, get ready for round two… MESSINA EATS: WONDERBAO.

We’ve started to run monthly (or so) two-day pop up events, mainly fuelled by how much we love eating. We’re aiming to bring some our favourite and the most f*cking delicious food creators we could think of to Sydney. They look after the lunch & dinner and we do dessert.

This time around we’re feeding our obsession with baos. WONDERBAOS to be precise. WONDERBAO have one tiny shop in Melbourne where they pump out some of the best gua baos we’ve tried (and we’ve tried a lot).  Andrew, one of the owners, has spent years perfecting the art of handmade bao pastry and traditional BBQ pork buns.

Plus, we’re making deep fried ice cream balls for 2 days only! Come join us…

WHEN: 29/30TH JULY. 12pm – late both days

WHERE: MESSINA ROSEBERY, SYDNEY

No tickets required, just turn up and we’re aiming to have enough food for everything this time!

Follow the FACEBOOK EVENT for the latest info or read more here

MESSINA EATS WONDERBAO MENU

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