Pop bottles in the sunshine at the inaugural Will & Flow Longest Lunch hosted by Chandon
Hey you! Yes, you. If you’re reading this, consider it your permission to daydream for the next few minutes. Imagine that you’ve miraculously managed to gather your favourite crew to all be available on the same day –you’ve finally planned that long lunch you’ve been dreaming of all winter. You take your seat at the alfresco table and the sun kisses your cheek with warmth, yet there is that perfect crisp spring breeze keeping the temperature just right for soaking up some rays. The gentle sound of the river’s ebb and flow soothes you as you reach for your glass, pure bliss washes over you as you take that first effervescent sip. Your mouth starts to water as a delectable scent floats from the kitchen and the clink of champagne flutes is music to your ears, signalling that the silly season has truly begun. Okay, time to wake up and mark Saturday October 16 in your diary – you can make that daydream a reality at the inaugural Will & Flow Longest Lunch.
When it comes to celebrating the arrival of spring, it is pretty hard to beat a festive lunch in the sunshine – perhaps the only thing better is a long lunch in the sunshine. On Saturday October 16, Treasury Brisbane’s luxe overwater restaurant and bar Will & Flow will be celebrating with not just a long lunch, but the longest lunch. Together with premium sparkling wine maker Chandon, the restaurant and bar will be hosting the first-ever Will & Flow Longest Lunch, which will see 200 diners take a seat at an impressive long table, stretching along the north bank Riverwalk.
From 12:30–4:30 pm, guests will be treated to a flavoursome five-course lunch prepared by the Will & Flow culinary team, paired with a hand-selected flight of Chandon sparkling wines. You can expect the likes of prosciutto-wrapped goats cheese with walnuts, pear and fig pearls, con-fed chicken breast with potato puree and roasted root vegetables, and apple terrine with Chandon syrup and cinnamon mascarpone. During the feast, Chandon Winemaking Director Dan Buckle will be guiding diners through the acclaimed Australian-crafted sparkling wine range, popping the cork on bottles such as Chandon Brut Rosé, Chandon Vintage Brut and Chandon Cuvée Riche. To complete this celebration of spring, the long table will be dressed with a vibrant array of blooms set against the spectacular backdrop of the Brisbane River and views across the water to South Bank – so you can bet this is going to be a truly ‘grammable occasion. The party doesn’t end there – after the Will & Flow Longest Lunch wraps up, all guests will be invited to jump aboard a special bus to Treasury Brisbane, where they will receive a complimentary glass of Chandon on arrival.
Fancy an afternoon sipping champagne in the sun? Tickets for the Will & Flow Longest Lunch hosted by Chandon are extremely limited – head to our Event Guide for full details on how to snap one up! This is the first in a planned series of special lunch events – keep an eye on The Weekend Edition for more news soon!