Jackalope and Four Pillars Team Up for a Spring Fling in Food and Gin

Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Play / 19 September 2023

An Exclusive Affair

Melbourne’s own Jackalope Hotel is stirring up something special with Four Pillars, a leader in gin production. This October, set aside Saturday 28th for a food and gin event unlike any other. The focus is on a gin-infused five-course dinner. Here’s why it’s the talk of the town.

All About the Botanicals

Four Pillars has mastered the art of gin, and Executive Chef Michael Wickham is ready to prove it. He’s whipping up dishes like gin-steamed orange, lavender, star anise and cardamon. Also featured are Yuzu Gin cured kingfish and Navy Strength Gin braised beef short rib. Each dish is paired with a Four Pillars cocktail that complements its flavours.

Not Just a Meal, an Experience

According to Clare Hoffman, General Manager of Jackalope, the hotel places a high value on sustainable practices. It’s more than a meal; it’s a showcase of the best produce and flavour blends in a special menu. The spent botanicals from Four Pillars find new life in these innovative dishes.

Start with Sparkle, End with a Bang

Guests kick off the evening at Flaggerdoot, the hotel’s design-forward bar. A welcome drink, like the Rare Hare Sparkling or the Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Bloody Champagne Tower, sets the mood. After that, it’s off to Doot Doot Doot for the main dining event. And if you think the evening ends with dessert, think again. Jackalope and Four Pillars host an ‘afterparty’ where the gin keeps flowing.

Make It a Weekend

For those wanting more, Jackalope offers a special package. One night’s stay plus the dinner experience starts at $1,250 for a Terrace Room. So, you can extend the gin-infused fun. Bookings open from Tuesday 12 September, and you can make reservations here.

How to Book

For this unforgettable dining event, book your spot by calling (03) 5931 2500 or email reservations@jackalopehotels.com. Dinner costs $275 per person and includes a pre-dinner drink and appetiser.

The luxury Jackalope Hotel is at 166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North 3926. And for those wanting to know more about Four Pillars, their gin magic happens in the Yarra Valley.

So there you have it, folks. A feast for your senses, all packed into one weekend. Get in quick to secure your spot for this unique Melbourne food and gin experience.