NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS: MELBOURNE

KAMIKAZE KATSU

Get ready Melbourne, we’re bringing our JAPANESE GAMESHOW dessert tent straight to Birrarung Marr. 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?

Well there is more actually… we’ve got two sites this year.

UPPER TERRACE: MESSINA’S JAPANESE GAME SHOW 

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

AUNTY TOMSU’S CHEESECAKE – $12
Japanese cheesecake, strawberry & cherry blossom cream, strawberry meringue, strawberries & strawberry gelato

AUNTY TOMSU’S CHEESECAKE

I THINK I’M TURNING SESAME – $12
Black sesame gelato, condensed milk coffee jelly, miso crunch, banana miso bread, vanilla cream and coffee powder

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O-NO-GIRI – $10
Green tea gelato & pistachio mousse dipped in rice bubbles & white chocolate

OH-NO-GIRI

LOWER TERRACE: MESSINA’S SUPER SPEEDY EXPRESS MOBILE

Melbourne Night Noodle Markets

Our beloved Van will be selling the OH-NO-GIRI + we’re bringing back a crowd favourite – IT’S SHER-BERTH-DAY.

IT’S SHER-BERTH-DAY – $10
White chocolate lined cone filled with mango sherbet, vanilla cream & mango jellies – dipped in white chocolate.

IT'S SHER-BERTH-DAY

All this is happening exclusively at the Night Noodle Markets in Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, 9-26th 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.

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Roll up roll up for the useless game of spinning happiness! Every time the bell rings, one lucky customer at our stand will be chosen to spin the wheel of USELESS SPINNING HAPPINESS! Will you win the ‘high quality’ take away chopsticks? Could it be the Hello Kitty Tattoo sourced from the exclusive EBAY? Or perhaps the bag Lucky Bag of intriguing yet Useless Prizes? Behold….the USELESS SPINNING HAPPINESS will tell your fortune!

** We reserve the right to change the rules in this useless game.

Night Noodle Markets open on Thursday 9th November at Birrarung Marr, Melbourne. More info here

 

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An a-moozing pop-up with Deliveroo: MESSINA MILK

“If you need lots of milk, buy lots of cows” said the someone in the Messina office in 2016.

A Messina we make all our dairy-based gelato flavours with fresh milk – every.single.messina.flavour gets made from scratch with no pastes or gels in sight. And to do that we get through A LOT of milk – the numbers rack up to approximately 10,000 litres of milk each week which makes around 60,000 scoops for you to eat in store. (All of our sorbets are vegan and dairy free just incase you were wondering).

If you’ve every wondered about the difference between gelato & ice cream – aren’t the just the same thing with different names?? Find out here

Messina Milk

Based on our obsession of making the best product we possibly can, came the next step in the Messina journey…buying our own dairy farm so we can supply our own milk. Based in Numurkah in Country Victoria is Erindale Farm, now home to 270 jersey cows which will soon be ready to supply milk for our gelato. We’re not QUITE ready for that yet – the cows are still in rehearsals and learning their lines, but we have got a very small batch for you to try. And what better to do with milk, than to make choccy milk!

Look no further than Infinity Field, brought to you by those very teal roos at Deliveroo. Ever wanted to try a Messina iced coffee, how about salted caramel milk? In collaboration with Deliveroo we bring you a cool place to take photos which makes you look like you’re in a field somewhere in the depths of Numerkah (note, we know the skies not teal out there, the colours just take amazing selfies) and The Messina Milk Bar.

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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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GOTHIC, GIALLO, GORE: ITALIAN HORROR @GOMA

GOMA ITALIAN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

We’re thrilled to be a part of a cinema series that’s equally as horrifying as it is Italian. If you’re into gore, horror and viewing rare 35mm prints and digital restorations from some of the most prolific Giallo film producers in history – this is one not to miss out on.

Emerging in the 1960’s & 70’s, this rare Brisbane screening of the Giallo film genre; one of the most alluring forms of European horror, will be shown exclusively at GOMA from 8th September – 1st October.

Which brings me to the box office snacks. It wouldn’t be a GOMA cinema experience without a custom themed gelato offering.  Get ready to chomp on our SMOOTH CRIMINAL: milk chocolate gelato, malted nougat semi freddo & chocolate mud cake covered in Messina dark chocolate.

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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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BRISBANE NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS

We’re bringing our very best of Sydney and Melbourne’s Night Noodle Market Messina desserts all the way to Brisbane for our first ever Night Noodle stall in Brisbane!

With two of our most popular Asian concoctions returning for a debut in Brisbane:

PAVIN’ IT LARGE – coconut & pandan sorbet with lychee meringue, yuzu puree, pandan custard and raspberry marshmallow

GREAT BALLS OF FRYER – Deep fried coconut & palm sugar gelato, mango pudding and drizzled passionfruit caramel

And two brand new creations especially for Brisbane:

ENTER THE DRAGONFRUIT: Banana miso gelato with lychee tapioca, dragonfruit jellies and sweetened coconut thai milk tea

IT’S SHER-BERTH DAY: White chocolate lined cone filled with mango sherbet, vanilla cream & mango jellies dipped in white chocolate

WHEN: 19th – 30th July
WHERE: Cultural Forecourt, South Bank
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