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Cecconi's Restaurant Oaks Day Gentleman's Brunch

Cecconi's the iconic Italian restaurant in Flinders Lane recently hosted a Gentleman's Oak Day Brunch. While Oaks Day is known as ladies day, it was great that Kate & Co with Cecconi's put on a brunch for the gentleman. Here we were able to enjoy choice cocktails, a scrumptious breakfast and gain some racing tips for the big day.

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It's not often I get presented with a Best Bets Guide for the races, and this was a playful part of the breakfast.

A compelling menu served up some of Cecconi's finest brunch dishes including the Big Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Porridge, Smashed Avo and The Meat Lover.

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Fine gentlemen graced the long table at Cecconi's including social media influencers and elite media. The elegance of the private room and decor, not to mention table decorations, was a stylish affair.

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Espresso martinis on arrival were a highlight. It signalled the start of a long day. We were soon to find our way to Oaks Day and the Bird Cage, hosted by Emirates and Lavazza.

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Also present were celebrities Anthony Callea @anthonycallea and Tim Campbell @timcampbelltwit, news presenter Clint Stanaway @cstanaway, Brand Manager @DomBagnato Nunzio Bagnato @nunziobagnato, along with Sam Diamond @dapper_melbourne_man, Roberto Malizi, Stephen Kotsanlee @stephenkotsanlee and Stephen Kay @theyounggent. Not to mention @melbournesocialco, your truly David Hagger from @theworldlovesmelbourne and legendary journalist Paul Best from the AFR. To name a few.

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A discerning gentleman will choose the Big Breakfast, especially when it comes with Scrambled eggs, bacon, slow roasted tomato, shimiji mushrooms, chicken and chive sausages, served on sourdough toast.

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A salubrious affair.

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Smashed Avo was a hit, with poached eggs, avocado, olive oil and lemon, served on sourdough.

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We were given some racing tips from expert John from Sportsbet. John was a gentleman himself and his tips for the races were given with style and humour. John's tips proved hit and miss, but that's the nature of racing.

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Thanks to Cecconi's and Kate & Co. for the awesome brunch and amazing start to a magical day.