The 2022 MFWF Easter guide

Published on 14 April 2022

Photo: Chic de Partie's bunny-themed cakes (credit: Carlz J Soda).

Booze-flavoured hot cross buns! Hot cross bun-flavoured booze!

Whether you're an Easter traditionalist, a chocolate enthusiast or someone who simply smiles at the idea of a rabbit-shaped cake, the 2022 MFWF Easter guide has everything you need to make the long weekend a decidedly delicious one.  

Mörk Easter eggs

Mörk Easter eggs.

Melbourne’s favourite drinking chocolate crew are now making eggs from chocolate that has been roasted, milled and conched at their new small-batch chocolate factory in North Melbourne. They're chicken egg-sized, they fit snugly in these fetching cartons, and they are yours to purchase at the link below. 

Order here.

Yugen Tea Bar Easter chocolate bonbons

Yugen Tea Bar Easter chocolate bonbons.

The humble cuppa changed forever when South Yarra tea specialists Yugen moved in. They’re marking this Easter with a selection of three gorgeous bonbons: hot cross bun; carrot, ginger and walnut; and lemon and vanilla. You’ll get three of each in their Easter box. 

Available in-store at Yugen Tea Bar, Capitol Grand, 605 Chapel St, South Yarra.

Wild Life Bakery boozy hot cross buns  

Wild Life Bakery hot cross buns.

Brunswick’s Wild Life Bakery hot cross buns are back, boozier than ever. This year the buns are being made with the usual mix of dried fruit and mixed citrus peel, but with the addition of rye grain specially grown and stone-milled by Woodstock Flour, butter from Gippsland Jersey, and a splash of Straight Rye Whiskey from Brunswick distillers, The Gospel.

Order here, or purchase in-store at Wild Life Bakery, 90 Albert St, Brunswick East.

A Stalactites Greek Orthodox Easter feast

Stalactites' Greek Orthodox feast.

Owned and operated by the same family since 1978, Lonsdale lamb lovers Stalactites are pulling out all the stops for an Easter Sunday spread with an Orthodox bent. House-made tzatziki, hummus, tamara, eggplant dip, warm pita bread, grilled saganaki and dolmadakia kick things off, but it wouldn’t be a true Orthodox Easter without Greek red-dyed Easter eggs, served alongside oven-baked lamb in lemon, oregano and olive oil, garden salad, lemon potatoes and more tzatziki.

Dessert is up to you, with your choice of baklava with vanilla ice-cream, crème caramel, rice pudding with cinnamon, galaktoboureko or ice-cream with chocolate sauce, with Greek Easter biscuits (koulourakia) to take home. 

Stalactites, 177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Book here for this Sunday 17 April. 

Chic de Partie bunny cake

Chic de Partie's bunny-themed cakes (credit: Carlz J Soda).

Take advantage of Chic de Partie’s Easter-only offering with a chocolate and apricot cake that celebrates the season’s favourite quadruped, decorated with marshmallows, mini eggs, speckles, edible violets and gold leaf. 

Grab a boozy hot cross brioche while you’re at it, filled with cranberries, currants, mixed spice and nutmeg, and soaked in a boozy orange and vanilla cream sauce.

Order here

Nice AF’s Buns Bunny cocktail

Nice AF's Buns Bunny cocktail.

It’s a cocktail that tastes like a hot cross bun. Ready to drink but for a block of ice and a twist of orange peel, Nice AF’s debut tipple is available now and is the perfect liquid accompaniment to your favourite, solid-form HCB. 

Order here

Pt Leo Estate Easter egg hunt among the sculptures

The Easter Bunny celebrating a job well done.

The Easter Bunny has pencilled in additional time at Pt Leo Estate this year, pledging to scatter over 3000 Koko Black eggs throughout the picturesque sculpture park for one eggnormous Easter egg hunt. Going down this Sunday 17 April, there will be plenty of fun to be had between craft stations, face painting and live entertainment, plus the chance to meet the benevolent egg-bearing bunny themself, and a sausage sizzle in support of the Balnarring CFA.

3649 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Merricks. Book here

Pidaipo's Easter gelati

Pidapipo's Easter treats (credit: Jermone Williams).

If hot cross buns are your Easter go-to, don't miss gelato royalty Pidapipo's decadent butter gelato with toasted hot cross bun. If they're not, try salted caramel gelato topped with chocolate brownie & Easter spiced caramel. 

By Frank Sweet

 




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