How to plan the ultimate Melbourne Cup Day picnic
You’ll be off to the races – figuratively speaking – with our guide to planning the ultimate Cup Day picnic.
There’ll be no crowds cheering from the finish line when the race that stops a nation crowns a winner at Flemington this year.
But while Victorians might be swapping the Birdcage for the backyard, we’re still looking forward to a little horsing around on the 3 November public holiday.
Sure, there won’t be any Fashions on the Field, but you can still have a field day laying out an appropriately distanced picnic rug at your favourite park, and celebrating with up to 10 of your nearest and dearest.
So, for those planning a picnic for Cup Day weekend, we asked RACV Royal Pines executive chef Glenn Bacon and pop-up picnic planner Alexandra Grant, founder of The Posh Palais, for their expert tips on how to host a Flemington-worthy garden party. Plus, Glenn shares his ultimate chicken sandwich recipe, which is sure to have you chomping at the bit.
And while you’re getting into that spring carnival spirit, remember to keep it COVID-safe by masking up, maintaining a 1.5 metre social distance and sanitising your hands.