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Winter in Asia – Emerson Rooftop

Emerson Rooftop

This winter, escape to an Asian winter wonderland at  The Emerson Rooftop’s ‘Winter in Asia’ series. Strung with festive paper lanterns, blossoms, floral arrangements, fans and silk drapes, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in an Asian paradise, except without the jetlag.

Collaborating with the beautiful Susie Wong, the Winter in Asia series will offer diners an array of delicious south-east Asian and Japanese bites in place of  the regular Emerson menu. Susie Wong owner and chef Peter Capurso have designed a menu of delectable dumplings, rice paper rolls, banh mi and teppanyaki skewers to warm heat-seekers up from the inside out. Standout dishes include soft shell crab banh mi with yuzu mayo or chicken, prawn and crispy five spice pork belly with caramel, apple and radish salad. If you’ve got more of sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss Susie’s bitter chocolate cardamon fondant with vanilla bean ice cream and mandarin dust.

Up for a foodie challenge?  Take part in  ‘Dump DV Challenge’ every Thursday and see how many dumplings you can smash in 2 minutes. To participate in the challenge it will set you back $25 with all proceeds going towards Jimmy Bartel’s anti-domestic violence campaign. The winner of each Thursday’s nights challenge will  receive two tickets to The Footy Show, and the overall champion will win a grand champion prize plus all the glory of being the Dumpling Champion!

The We Know Melbourne team got a preview last Thursday at the launch and while it was freezing cold outside, we can reassure you the rooftop was warm and cosy (with heaters everywhere), plus the cocktails on offer add that extra layer of warmth. See you there this Thursday!

When: Until August 28, 2016

Where: Emerson Rooftop, 143/145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

Visit The Emerson website here. 

Directions from The Swanston Hotel: Take the 72 tram from Swanston St and get off at stop 29, Porter St/Commercial Road.