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The Westin Melbourne is excited to announce its partnership with the internationally acclaimed Broadway musical WICKED, bringing the magic of musical theatre into the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

From now through to August, an array of wonderfully WICKED-themed experiences will be on offer for guests and theatregoers, including bespoke accommodation packages, a decadent high tea, and a new cocktail menu of enchanting concoctions—sure to be ‘pop-u-lar’ with fans.

Executive Chef, Apoorva Kunte shares, “Creating this menu has been a lot of fun and the friendship between WICKED’s main characters, Elphaba and Glinda, has been the inspiration to bring it to life. Using local and sustainable produce, I’ve paired ingredients that share a camaraderie and complement each other when served together, yet hold its own distinct characteristics and identities, just like the main leads. The show’s bright and vibrant colours also lead the high tea, with the iconic WICKED green taking centre stage”.

Fans will get a fix of wicked flavours in the enchanting WICKED High Tea ($85 per person), sure to charm diners with every bite. Available daily from 11 – 5.30pm, the high tea serves up a selection of sweet and savoury treats, inspired by the whimsical world of Oz, accompanied by an Elphaba Fizz cocktail. Savoury items will include:

  • ‘I Feel Wicked’ hot smoked salmon sliders with desiree potatoes and a vibrant rosella and caper tartare
  • ‘Great Gillikin Forest’ mushroom croquettes
  • Finger sandwiches of chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pickled jalapeno and ‘magic’ black olive dust
  • ‘Chistery’s cauliflower and aged-cheddar tartlets with pickled cauliflower and walnuts

A decadent assortment of sweets will follow, such as:

  • ‘Popular’ pistachio and raspberry petit gateaux – pistachio blondie, raspberry coulis and 57% dark Callebaut chocolate mousse
  • ‘Emerald City’ lime and coconut delight – lime genoise sponge, coconut and calamansi custard
  • A ‘wickedly’ dark chocolate and raspberry panna cotta
  • ‘Oz-mopolitan’ orange cheesecake – almond sable, orange cream, and Cointreau brûlée
  • Home-made scones flavoured with vanilla or apricot and white chocolate, served with jam and freshly whipped cream

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from WICKED’s Melbourne home, the Regent Theatre, guests can turn a night out into a night away, with the ‘Green with Envy‘ accommodation package. The overnight stay will offer guests a guaranteed Deluxe Room upgrade at time of check-in, two A-reserve tickets to WICKED, an official musical programme to take home and late check-out at 2pm.

For pre-theatre sustenance, The Westin Melbourne’s Allegro Restaurant will continue to offer its seasonal ($69 per person) pre-theatre menu, available from 5 – 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday, and to honour the arrival of WICKED, Food & Beverage Manager, Eloise Kerr and team have concocted a new cocktail menu of ‘Popular Potions’ to accompany the menu:

  • Popular – a punchy mix of Passoa, vanilla vodka, passion fruit and Prosecco
  • Wicked Mule – tantalising tequila, lime juice, ginger beer and agave
  • Elphaba Fizz – blue Curacao, fresh orange juice and Prosecco
  • Dancing Through Life – a magical mocktail of lime juice, lychee juice, cranberry juice, rose cordial, soda water
  • No One Mourns The Wicked – a bewitching mix of black Galliano, Chambord and Cointreau

This limited-time cocktail menu will also be available to sip on pre and post-show in the Lobby Lounge bar, so patrons can celebrate and raise a glass to the arrival of one of the world’s favourite musicals.