Germany’s most famous architectural icon, the Neuschwanstein Castle, complete with turrets, flags and towers, welcomed guests to this years German theme Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival marquee.
The Emirates marquee is always the most sought after ticket at Flemington, as the marquee offers it’s VIP guests live entertainment, world class food and the best view of the racetrack.
Celebrity guests on Derby Day included Rachael Finch, the Bachelor Blake Garvey, Andy Lee, Danielle Spencer, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Collingwood Head Coach Nathan Buckley and former captain Nick Maxwell, Michael and Lindy Klim, Shannon and Simon from The Block, Home and Away Stars Cassie Howarth, Nic Westaway, Andrew Morley and Tai Hara, Matt Preston, Fifi Box, Luke Darcy, Montana Cox, Richard Wilkins, Eamon Sulllivan, Shane Crawford and Miss World Australia Courtney Thorp.
The menu, inspired by German culture, took guests on a culinary journey of Germany, with a modern twist on the classics such as honey roasted venison, schnitzel & kartoffelsalat, Hamburg panfish and food stations complete with traditional German sausages and warm Bavarian style pretzels. The deserts were to die for, with chocolate mouse and custard cream with fresh berries the big hit later in the day.
German Slap Dancers entertained guests throughout the day with two ‘Schuhplattlers’, while some guests opted for relaxation and bliss, with a hand or foot massage on offer in the Timeless Spa or a make-up touch up at the exclusive Lancôme lip and eye bar.