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Gourmet Cinema at Caulfield Racecourse

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Fine dining and films under the stars
Lovers of food and film are in for a delicious treat this March when Caulfield Racecourse hosts some of Melbourne's best fare matched with some fine films.

Gourmet Cinema, a new event that brings together two of Melbournian's most favourite things, food and cultural experiences, will take place from March 2-6 2016, showcasing entertainment, a big screen for some great flicks and a sophisticated food offering from five of Melbourne's best operators; Epocha, Le Bon Ton, Baby, Mamasita and The European.

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Bringing together fine food and films, the Gourmet Cinema opens at Caulfield Racecource this March.

Each night, one restaurant will become the hero curator, presenting a special menu to match the evening's screening.

The films have been carefully chosen to complement the vendors, including classics such as Midnight in Paris and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Guests are encouraged to arrive from 6pm to have plenty of time to enjoy the food and picnic before the film begins at 8:30pm and each restaurant will serve up two or three dishes that can be purchased separately from the entry ticket cost.

Seating will be mostly on the lawn so bring a picnic blanket! Alternatively, rugs are available for purchase on the site. A limited number deck chairs and beach chairs will also be available for hire on site each night.

Presented by South Yarra BMW, Gourmet Cinema is set to be a cultural treat for those who love food and the big screen, as well as spending time outdoors in beautiful surrounds.
Gourmet Cinema will be open to guests of all ages, with concessions and seniors paying a reduced entrance fee.

Further details of the menus for each vendor and drink sponsors will be available on the
website. Tickets are available now at

Session dates, hero restaurants and films:
Wednesday, 2 March: Epocha – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Thursday, 3 March: Le Bon Ton – The Big Lebowski
Friday, 4 March: Baby – The Great Beauty
Saturday, 5 March: Mamasita – Chef
Sunday, 6 March: The European – Midnight in Paris

Ticket prices:
Adult $19.50
Concession $14.50
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Why? Enjoy fine fare and film
When: from 6:00pm
Where: Caulfield Racecourse
Cost: $19.50, $14.50 concession
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