Melbourne Cup 2011 – Foodland @ Flemington

Posted on November 4, 2011

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Well we have just returned with Foodland Supermarkets from our annual pilgrimage to the Melbourne Cup

Arriving this time by BUS! (thanks Alan Joyce!) we checked into the luxurious Park Hyatt and had a quick change before a short walk to our welcome dinner at GROSSIE FLORENTINI, what a fantastic restaurant, the food and wines were superb as was the service and we had a lot of fun conducting the Melbourne Cup Sweep. We also had a great 2 piece acoustic band singing some well known songs, some clients even took over the band towards the end of the night..April Sun In Cuba will never sound the same to me again!

On Cup morn, we met in the lobby for our coach transfer to Waterfront City to meet our River Cruiser, we took the 1 hour cruise in style, sipping champas and easting Hors d’oeuvres  and waving to the locals

We arrived and entered the Archer Marquee, well placed on the hill overlooking the finishing post, and enjoyed a fabulous day of eating, drinking and fluttering, some with more luck than others

Weary from a tough day, we tootled back onto the boat and cruised our way back to Waterfront City, most deciding it was time to go back to the hotel, but some party animals cruising onto the Crown Casino to donate back their hard-earned winnings to the Packer family.

The next day we all enjoyed the beautiful buffet breakfast before heading home on our respective Qantas flights (thanks for real Alan) back to our home cities

 Top three things i learned;

  • The Bordertown bakery has awesome choccy donuts
  • The Park Hyatt is still my favourite Melbourne Hotel
  • The Melbourne Cup is a classy event until around 3pm

Nick – aka the Postman!

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