[Sponsored] See in 2018 with a party on the water
For a New Year’s Eve party with a twist head down to Arbory Afloat for a night of food, drinks and entertainment on the Yarra River. While the rest of Melbourne is partying in clubs, pubs and on rooftops you’ll be on of the few able to say hello to 2018 on the Yarra River itself.
Docked at the lower Yarra River landing just a five minute walk from Flinders Street Station, Arbory Afloat is the party you didn’t know you needed. Your ticket on board includes food, drink, entertainment and a fantastic view of the fireworks. Quench your thirst with a choice of tap beers, premium house spirits, wines and (*drumroll*) a Champagne bar.
New Year’s Eve might be all about the drinks but at Arbory Afloat the food demands just as much attention. Executive chef Nick Bennett has produced a menu that truly tastes like the Amalfi coast: think canapés with prosciutto and melon, nduja zeppole and whipped ricotta with salmon roe plus Pacific and rock oysters. The pizza game is strong too, with crisp wood-fired discs of margherita, gamberetti (prawn) and zi’pascali (sopressa, nduja, capers and fior di latte) being churned out all night long. Wash it all down with gelato from Pidapipó.
Rocking the boat will be Benjamin Hancock and James Andrews, who will be joined by DJs Chico G, Paul Jager and Colette and Andee Frost. General release tickets including food, drinks and entertainment are on sale now for $250.