World Class Cocktail Week: Cocktail To Canapé @ Section 8

Section 8 has been a Melbourne institution for as long as I can remember. The space is incredible, its laneway parties are epic, and their DJ line-ups can’t really be beat for a casual Sunday session — some may even say it’s Fitzroy in the heart of the CBD…

The team’s approach to World Class Cocktail Week was typically unique. Picture seven canapés infused with a touch of cocktail.  Their resident chef unleashed his creative talents and put together a menu to make ardent foodies salivate:

  • Smoked Bloody Mary ‘Gazpacho’ – Don Julio Blanco, Black Pudding, Truffle
  • French 75 Sorbet – Tanqueray, Herb
  • Dry Martini Bruschetta – Tanqueray poached Sicilian Olive, Wormwood Gel
  • Last Word Ceviche – Lime & Elixir Cured Snapper Tanqueray & Maraschino Jelly, Green Shallot, Tarragon Cucumber, Popcorn Capers
  • Tommy’s Margarita Jelly – Don Julio Blanco, Black Salt, Lemon Balm
  • ‘Ramos’ Meringue Pie – Tanqueray Curd, Orange Blossom Meringue
  • Sazerac Pecan Pie – Bittered Biscuit, Bulleit Rye Pecan, Candied Fennel, Lemon Oils

I didn’t really follow an order, mixing savoury with sweet, which was perhaps a mistake on my part. Nonetheless, you can’t really go wrong with a  taster menu, and at $25 for 7 canapés it has to be one of the best value options in Melbourne.

– Rukmal
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Rukmal lives and breathes events.

World Class Cocktail Week runs 4-10 April 2016 in Melbourne. Check out the Section 8 Facebook page to keep up with their rummy events.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Section 8.