Roasting chestnuts! Hot fondue! Spiced wine! Iced schnapps! Embrace the night this August with a no-holds-barred celebration of the season, as everything you love about winter comes together in the city in a glammed-up feast.
Hot, toasty, melty, gooey and warming: this is the brief to warm your cockles, and three of Victoria's most impressive chefs are on the case and going full-tilt. The banquet kicks off in a blaze of elegance with Vue de Monde chef Hugh Allen, segues into the luxury of European country comfort with Annie Smithers of Du Fermier, and then surrenders completely to the syrup-drenched enchantments of Melbourne’s queen of desserts, Philippa Sibley.
Savour the grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building like never before as its 19th century-splendour is decked out as the scene for a lavish night of fine dining against the backdrop of White Night Reimagined swirling and frothing all around it.
Enjoy this highlight of the Melbourne seasonal calendar in rare style and comfort, culminating in the spectacle of the White Night showcase right outside the doors at 11pm.
Give voice to your inner Elsa or Heidi, channel the White Witch or Jack Skellington, and indulge your wintriest passions right here, right in the middle of the biggest party in the state.
Savour the end of winter. It's time to run hot in the cold.