Newtown Good Food Fair 2017

Pop Your Choc - Choc Top

Can we just take a sec and appreciate how great street parties are?

So, here’s the plan; this Sunday, 8th October, grab your crew/friends/clan/squad/clique/fam/whatever you want to call them, and we’ll see you at the Newtown Good Food Fair.

We’re joining fellow Newtown-ers Mary’s, Bloodwood, Bovine & Swine, Queen Chow, Young Henrys, Courthouse Hotel, Salmon & Bear and many others, as we take over Newtown Square & Eliza St for what’s being described as a culinary wonderland! And if you’re feeling lucky, there’s a $50 Messina voucher up for grabs in the raffle.

Brace yourself; we’re bringing out the big guns (in ice cream form)! Not only are we whipping out some of our favourite flavours, picture this: custom-made choc tops, created exclusively for one day only. So, in other words, your plans for Sunday are officially sorted.

Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect on the menu (unless they’re already all sold out).

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MESSINA PRESENTS: THE JAPANESE GAMESHOW

 

This year we’ve gone Japanese, in dessert form. We bring you GELATO MESSINA’S JAPANESE GAMESHOW, complete with FOUR exclusive new desserts AND the USELESS WHEEL of SPINNING HAPPINESS. Both useless and happy making at the same time. What more could you need.

All this is happening exclusively at the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park, Sydney – 5-22 October. Each of our menu items is custom made, in house in the Messina kitchens. Good Food Month made this video about the HUMANS OF MESSINA making your desserts here.

After Sydney, we roll into Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane throughout the year. Dates coming soon.

NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS MENU

KAMIKAZE KATSU SANDWICH – $12
Our deep fried gelato katsu sandwich! Sudachi lime gelato coated in red velvet cake and panko crumbs sandwiched in fluffy white bread with yuzu sauce

KAMIKAZE KATSU

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BROWNIE WITH BENEFITS!

TAKE US HOME AND HAVE YOUR WAY WITH US
In dessert form…

We’ve made a limited number of BROWNIE WITH BENEFITS dessert packs for a lucky few to receive with their Deliveroo order. We provide the brownies, peanut brittle, sauces and gelato (all made and baked in house by our team of chefs) – all you have to do is assemble it and walk away looking like a dessert master.

From today onwards, the first 20 people to order on DELIVEROO from each store will receive one pack with their order for free (while stocks last). You gotta order normal messina to get one 🙂

Enough said?

Impress that certain someone or lock yourself in your room and have it all to yourself, there’s no going wrong with this one!

YOU NEED TO KNOW:
*You must be in Deliveroo / Messina delivery zones to get one
*You gotta meet the minimum order on deliveroo to be eligible for the free pack.
*ONLY on Deliveroo. Not Avail in store

*1 per customer only!

 

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We’re voting YASSS!

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We’re voting a massive YASSSS to marriage equality.
This weekend we want to support our mates at Equality Weekender and do our bit to raise awareness that the deadline for making sure you’re enrolled to have your say in the Marriage Equality Postal Plebiscite is 24th August – that’s next Thursday.
It’s pretty unbelievable that the government have decided to do a POSTAL vote in 2017, but let’s just get on with it.  Make sure you’re registered and let’s get this discussion put to bed (with whoever you want). We just think it’s weird that a bunch of straight people might get to decide if same sex couples can marry! Do we support same sex marriage? Sure, but we think everyone should have the right to make their own decisions. Its not rocket science is it…

It’s about time Australia joined the 30 countries that have already legitimised marriage equality and lets stop talking about it!

You can visit any Messina store this weekend and ask them for a paper form to register for your vote or update your details. Fill it out, hand it back to a staff member and we’ll make sure we post it for you on Monday. That in itself is a pretty old school way to do it, so you can fill out the form online right here right now or print your own.

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PRINTED FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALL MESSINA STORES UNTIL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST. We promise to post any completed forms on Monday 21st August via Australia Post.

We really like this artwork by @lukejohnmatthewarnold – see more of his stuff here

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SMOOTH FESTIVAL OF CHOCOLATE

Our gelato chocolate bars are back and on steroids for this years Smooth Festival of Chocolate.  Leading the line up is our mammoth sundae – made to satisfy two, or one very very hungry person – CHOCTIMUS PRIME is not one for the faint-hearted.

For the kid in all of us, or for your actual kids there’s three decadent chocolate bars to choose from and you’ll have just as much fun pronouncing their names as you will eating them. Only available at SMOOTH for TWO DAYS or until stocks last. We will be in 2 sites – one in First Fleet Park where we’ll be making CHOCTIMUS PRIME fresh to order + we’ll have all 3 choccy bars available.   If you want to have a squiz at our van (CHOCCY McCHOCFACE)  and avoid the park queues, we’ll be parked up by the Overseas Passenger Terminal with our 3 choccy bars.

*You might notice a difference in our chocolate*.  We’ve been quietly ploughing away in our factory with our brand new chocolate machine – learning the ins and outs of making our very own chocolate in house.  It’s here, it’s delicious and it’s currently in all of our stores and in all Smooth festival products.

THE MENU

CHOCTIMUS PRIME – $15 each
Dark chocolate custard, choc chip gelato, salted caramel cream, chocolate mud cake, toasted white chocolate crunch, blackcurrant jelly, dark chocolate sauce and salted dark chocolate shards

THIS LITTLE PIGGY  – $10 each
Red velvet cake, raspberry gel, white chocolate & cream cheese gelato, almond praline crunch covered in Messina white chocolate & raspberry glaze

THE SMOOTH CRIMINAL – $10 each
Milk chocolate gelato, malted nougat semi freddo & chocolate mud cake covered in Messina dark chocolate

CHOKITOUTNOW – $10/$8 each
(Available in 2 sizes: full or “lite”)
Caramel gelato, caramel fudge, rice bubbles & biscuit crumb covered in Messina milk chocolate

WHEN: Saturday + Sunday 12th & 13th August

WHERE: The Rocks

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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – POP UP

We’re pretty excited to be popping up at Splendour In The Grass this July and we’ve tuned into the line up to get the best kind of flavour inspo.

You’ll find us in The Very Small Suburb along with AllPress Coffee, The Unicorn  (who are doing some epic BBQ classics), as well as a heap of beauty and fashion drop in zones – ready to pamper the glamper inside of you.

When you’re in need of a little pick me up or wanting to make your experience even sweeter, drop in for a melodic scoop of:

FUTURE SHOES 
Strawberry and rose gelato with caramelised filo pastry and whipped vanilla cream
QUEENS OF THE CONE AGE
White chocolate hazelnut gelato with white chocolate hazelnut chip and crushed wafer clusters 
BITTER SWEET END 
Dark chocolate gelato with with dark chocolate fudge and cocoa nib nougatine 

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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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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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