Fashion-Forward Flavours

Silver sweets and cocktails at Scott Pickett’s venues to celebrate 25 years of Melbourne Fashion Festival. 

Fashion and food, together at last. From 11 March to 20 March, renowned restaurateur Scott Pickett will be teaming up with Australia’s longest-running consumer fashion event, Melbourne Fashion Festival, to commemorate its 25th anniversary year.

Supporting local fashion with local food, Pickett has created a series of one-off celebratory desserts and a caffeinated cocktail with help from Nespresso, with each bespoke dish available throughout the duration of the 10-day festival at his participating venues – South Yarra’s Matilda, Thai institute Longrain, and his latest venture, European bistro Chancery Lane. “I wanted to create something unexpected which references the traditional 25th anniversary gift of silver,” says Pickett. “These desserts have been made exclusively for the Melbourne Fashion Festival, and you’ll have to join us to taste what we’ve prepared.”

Set to satisfy every sweet tooth, each of the three desserts are embellished with an edible silver garnish as a nod to the Melbourne Fashion Festival’s remarkable milestone:

  •  At Chancery Lane, white chocolate mousse is served alongside refreshing
      cherry sorbet with a preserved silverleaf meringue
  •  Longrain will combine sweet mango with sticky rice, coconut granita and
      silverleaf for a modern take on a traditional Thai dessert
  •  Matilda’s soft chocolate and cherries with olive oil, Geraldton wax and
      silverleaf makes for a memorable way to end a meal

At the bar, Longrain is providing the caffeine to keep you going with its MFF Nespresso Martini ($19). Sweet Kahlua complements the intense notes of the Nespresso Diavolitto coffee to create a twist on an old favourite, perfect for a pre-show pick-me-up. “After a tough year for hospo and the arts we’re delighted to be part of Melbourne Fashion Festival’s anniversary year. It’s a wonderful way to start 2021 and we can’t wait to see Victorians out and enjoying themselves in the city again,” says Pickett. 

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