Oh, what a treat! 60 Melbourne Yelpers were not quite sure what to expect when rolling in from the drizzly rain in to the warm surrounds of Outré Gallery last night.
On its own, Outré is a place that captivates and inspires – from bright and poppy to dark and mysterious, the art on the walls had tongues wagging and the credit cards quickly warmed up!
Throw in some Dark 'N' Stormy cocktails from Sailor Jerry Rum whipped up by the effervescent Storme and you can imagine just how quicky things warmed up. With rum, ginger beer and a big squeeze of lime, these drinks went down a treat with the crowd.
Of course you can't hit the cocktails without a bite or two, now can you? That's where Danny and Damo from Phat Brats came in, sending round after round of mini dogs to the mingling crowds. With three kinds to choose from – The Superfood Veggie, Wagyu Beef and Pork and Sage – these were hotdogs with a difference!
How does a pork and sage sausage with braised apple and red cabbage, shaved fennel, aioli and puffed pork crackling sound? Bloody delicious if you ask us!
And so after two hours of good food, great art, delicious cocktails and vibrant conversations, yelpers went out in to the night having had just a little bit of magic brought to the middle of their week. Thank you to lovely staff at Outré Gallery for hosting us and the generous folk at Phat Brats and Sailor Jerry Rum.
Also – thank you to Eileen from Birds Of Unusual Vitality for the great photos.
Until next time Yelpers… SYOY!
Yelp Community Manager