Our Cup Runneth Over…

October 26, 2017

This week’s morsels from our ‘Capo’, Paola Toppi…

We have a huge number of customers that are part of the racing industry and follow the racing, and we’d like to wish you all the very best of luck for a wonderful spring carnival. The season culminates with the Melbourne Cup, which we’re celebrating with a huge lunch here at Bar Machiavelli that is already booked out. (For those that couldn’t obtain tickets, we will be open to the public from 4pm, so please come and have a drink at the bar and helps us celebrate – or commiserate.)

The Irish gentlemen – and true gentlemen they are – from Coolmore Stud are simply amazing. We launched their two stallions, Air Force Blue and American Pharoah, here last year in an event for 220 people, featuring acrobats and all sorts of merriment going on.

Of course, thoroughbred breeder, John Camilleri, is a treasured customer, as are Gai and Tom Waterhouse, bookmaker Michael Sullivan and milliner, Nerida Winter. We loved it last year when Nick Williams and the Inghams brought the Sydney Cup into the restaurant after their huge win.

In terms of tips for Melbourne Cup? ‘Listen to your mother’. At least, that’s what Giovanna tells me… and I always listen, don’t I?

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