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With the highlight of Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival less than 10 days away, many residents in Melbourne, Australians and international visitors are eagerly awaiting the 2012 Melbourne Cup. More than just a horse race, this 152 year old event is an Australian social and cultural tradition supported by principal partner, Emirates Airlines. In addition to the racing, one of the major highlights of the 4-day Cup Carnival is the renowned Emirates Birdcage marquee.
This year, Emirates has enlisted the "Luck of the Irish" as the theme for 2012 and is presenting a cultural journey through Ireland through music, entertainment, dining and decor. I managed to get behind the scenes of the entire preparation including the signature food and drinks. Here's a sneek peek at gourmet treats the Irish Country Kitchen is serving up in the Emirates marquee.
The Molly Malone using Ciroc Vodka, grapefruit Juice, grapefruit marmalade, topped with Schweppes Agrum and atomised rose water and garnished with a grapefruit slice.
Limerick Lane using Ciroc Vodka, pressed green apple juice, vanilla syrup, lime juice with a soda top and fresh mint sprig.
Golden Fizz using Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, lemon juice, creamed honey water with a soda top.
Emirates currently operates 70 flights per week to Dubai from Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney with options of transits available via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Adelaide will be coming on board on 1st November.