Birdcage Action - Lavazza at Melbourne Cup
Lavazza turned it on in the Birdcage for Melbourne Cup Day. ThemedFrom Italy With Passion, Lavazza’s guests enjoyedsignature dishes from some of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane’s best chefs - bringing their take on Italian flavour inspirations, paired with Lavazza’s coffee, of course!
Lavazza has established its reputation as a premium marquee at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Having observed the marquee over the years there's been enviable conviviality and Italian hospitality in spades, with tickets much sought after. It's a marquee of sophistication but also Italian warmth.
International VIP guests Erykah Badu and Ty Wood exclusively attended Caffé Lavazza in the Birdcage enclosure at Flemington for Melbourne Cup Day.
Another special guest in attendance, was Australian supermodel, Montana Cox.
Multiple Grammy Award winner Erykah Badu had guests in awe with her soulful voice which lifted Caffé Lavazza.
Guests enjoyed the ‘From Italy, with Passion’ inspired menu and signature dishes created by chefs Giovanni Pilu of Pilu at Freshwater and Alessandro Pavoni of Ormeggio at the Spit, including a decadent risotto from Pilu, and an ‘egg yolk carbonara’ served with croutons, pecorino foam and crispy pancetta from Pavoni.
Other guests in attendance were Shane Warne, Lydia Schiavello, Chris and Rebecca Judd, Nadia Bartel, Nicole Warne, Natasha Oakley, Harrison Craig, Gary Ablett, Nick Giannopoulos, to name a few.
Here are some more highlights (photos courtesy of Lavazza)...
Celebs everywhere. Lavazza was the place to be on Cup Day...