Easter long weekend plans?
This year, the Easter long weekend includes Friday 19 April (Good Friday), Sunday 21 April (Easter Sunday) and Monday 22 April (Easter Monday). Over this long weekend, why not stay in Melbourne and tee up your stay with the below activities inside and outside of the hotel:
1.Melbourne International Comedy Festival
For three and a half weeks, Melbourne will be the nation’s hive of happiness, injecting all-day, all-night infectious fun to the city.
From 27 March 2019 to 21 April 2019
2.Mysterious Potions and Cocktails in Market Lane Bar
To celebrate Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play coming to Melbourne this year, the team of resident mixologists in Market Lane Bar are brewing cocktails and potions mixed with unicorn blood and liquid luck, even “He Who Must Not Be Named” would be afraid to try.
Hidden inside InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, visit Market Lane Bar to enjoy showcased the potions and cocktails menu from Mon-Sat from 4:30pm. Available for a limited time.
3.Friday Open Mic Comedy
If you’ve ever thought about giving stand-up comedy a try, get your 4 minutes ready and put your name on the sign up sheet! It’s out all night from 7pm until late, and everyone who signs up gets on.
On until 26 July 2019, every Friday evenings from 7.30pm – late
4.Theatrical Pre-Theatre Dinner
Dine before the play with a theatrical pre-theatre dining menu in Alluvial. Experience a tantalising 2 course menu featuring smoked beef striploin caught from the Dark Forest and a lemon treacle tart housed in a dark arts prophecy orb.
Visit Alluvial Restaurant, located inside InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto every evening from 5.30pm-7pm.
5.Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
Every Sunday, local artisans fill Arts Centre Melbourne’s lawn to showcase their unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies.
Every Sunday from 10am – 4pm.
6.Chinatown Market Day
On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, Heffernan Lane in Chinatown will be packed with the heady fragrance of hawker-style stalls selling dumplings and noodles, cakes and souvenirs. Stay until night falls, and see the transformation of the laneway into a true, twinkling night market.
7.Easter Sunday Brunch
Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend with family and friends over a family style brunch buffet, featuring 8 decadent stations of seafood, deli style meats, fresh salads, hot carvery dishes and finish with sweet and savoury stations featuring our famous chocolate fountain and rare cheeses.
On Sunday 21 April from 12.30pm-4pm in Alluvial Restaurant, inside InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto.
Easter Brunch Menu includes:
Rock oysters with red wine vinaigrette, crystal bay prawns with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon, salmon gravlax with capers and red onion, California rainbow sushi
Wagyu beef carpaccio with horseradish slaw, coarse ground veneto salami, selection of charcuterie and cold cuts, assorted quiche lorrain, homemade sausage rolls
Caprese with balsamic pearls, quinoa and red cabbage salad, scallop cocktail, easter stuffed egg salad
CARVERY AND HOT DISHES
Honey dijon roasted lamb shoulder, slow roasted rosemary scented beef strip loin, roasted salmon with citrus beurre-blanc sauce, rosemary chat potatoes & roasted vegetables
SAUCES & SIDES
Dijon mustard, seeded mustard, red wine jus, house-made chutney, black kalamata olive tapenade, mexican salsa, tzatziki
Chocolate fountain with seasonal fruit, assorted eclairs, macaroons and chocolate cones, toasted hot cross buns, pancakes with chantilly cream and fruit compote, cinnamon spiced panna cotta, mini Easter cup cakes, chocolate and walnut brownies, seasonal fresh fruit platter, chocolate coated strawberries
Milawa cheese, quince puree, dried figs, apricots, peppered water crackers, lavosh, grissini sticks and muscatels
A selection of additional vegetarian dishes will be made to order
Bookings can be made here:
Planning a stay in Melbourne?
View our current room specials and stay in a luxury Melbourne landmark this Easter. https://www.melbourne.intercontinental.com/offers/