The joy of a toastie can be as simple as oozy cheese and the crunch of toasted bread. But when you add braised meat, pickles or your favourite hot sauce into the mix, the pleasure multiplies.
Thirteen bars and restaurants that know a thing or two about making magic happen between two slices of bread will take Melbourne to toasted-sandwich heaven on the weekend of White Night Reimagined 2019 (22-24 August 2019). Each venue has also created a winter cocktail for the weekend – their take on a Hot Toddy – to make sure you’re feeling toasty all over.
Take a break from the White Night festivities or take on the challenge of trying all 13 toasties and cocktails in three nights. After all, what better time is there for indulging than deep winter?
All venues will be offering toasties and hot toddies from 7pm each night, between 22 and 24 August 2019.
See what’s on the menu at each spot, and scroll to the bottom to browse the map and plan your toastie trail.
Looking to double the fun? Back it up with a late-night supper session at one of our Supper Series venues.
San Daniele Prosciutto, Bitto Cheese (From Val di Lei) and Manjimup Truffle shaved over the top, $50
Bourbon, Vino di Visciole, panforte spices, honey, $22
Toastie and toddy, $68
Porchetta, pickled onions and crisp sage leaves on a steamed milk bun, $9
Pork fat-washed bourbon, oloroso sherry, pork stock, lemon, honey and crisp bacon, $18
Toastie and toddy, $25
Sherry-braised beef cheek, béchamel and piccalilli on sourdough, $17
Jameson, Bols Genever, Orleans bitters and cinnamon, $13
Tuna and guindilla pepper Bikini, $12.50
Spiced sherry Hot Toddy, $12.50
Thai Bolognese toastie, $14.50
Yellow curry vegetarian toastie, $12.50
Woodford Batch 1 bourbon, caraway honey, lemon juice, spiced orange tea and hot water, $14
Pyengana cheddar, Meatsmith charcuterie and cornichon toastie, $14
Melbourne Moonshine Apple Pie Shine and Talisker with lemongrass, ginger, pepper and honey, $16
North Carolina hash and pimento cheese toastie, $16
If It Ain't Broke – Dewar’s 12-year-old with lemon, cloves, honey, cinnamon and water, $10
Note: toastie available at Fancy Hank’s, cocktail available at Good Heavens.
Mapo tofu toastie (with pork), $10
Shanghai Nights – Adelaide Hills 78 Sunset Gin and Lee Ho Fook tea blend with rhubarb, green strawberry and pink Sichuan pepper shrub, $18
Toastie and cocktail, $25
Apple and caramel jaffle on puff pastry, $16
Nan’s Noggers – Chivas 12-year-old, apple schnapps, vanilla liqueur, honey and cinnamon syrup, $16
Stewed rhubarb, house-made ricotta and pistachio praline in toasted brioche, $16
The Tsar of Istanbul – Chivas 12-year-old, hazelnut liqueur and rosewater, $16
Toastie and cocktail, $30
Braised lamb, lime and chilli chicken and smashed potato with tamarind, mayonnaise and hot sauce, $14
Mekong Hot Toddy – Whisky, apple shrub, ginger, lemongrass and star anise, $14
Toastie and cocktail, $22
Cochinita pibil, crisp ox tongue and Swiss cheese with pickled jalapeño, mustard and mayonnaise, $12 (or $10 takeaway)
House-spiced dark rum, reposado tequila, orange, cinnamon and pineapple, $15
Toastie and cocktail, $25
Moussaka toastie of slow-cooked lamb shoulder, Neapolitan sauce, kefalograviera and pickled eggplant ketchup
Metaxa brandy, spices and orange peel.
Seared black pudding toastie with whisky-smoked béchamel, $12
Earth, Fire and Ginger Toddy – Kilchoman single malt, ginger and lemon, $16
Toastie and cocktail, $28