A perfect send-off to the summer season, with an afternoon of flowing G&T’s, canapes and tunes at a Melbourne beach-side venue.

Our recent Secret Foodies experience was elevated to new heights, with The Gin Fling hosted at Melbourne’s beloved beachside bar and restaurant, Captain Baxter. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, guests received the secret text message 2 hours prior to the event’s start time, revealing their go-to destination.

Situated in St Kilda, Captain Baxter offered the ultimate ‘secret’ foodies hangout, luring guests into the luxe beach-house style venue with expansive windows boasting a glimmering ocean view. Come 1pm, foodies arrived in their best nautical-inspired attire, to a nautical-coloured balloon installation which framed the window and created a picture-perfect photo backdrop.
Hayman’s Gin and Adelaide Hills Distillery supplied the gin for the afternoon, teaming up with Fever Tree to create the ultimate gin and tonic and gin-inspired cocktails
A gin cocktail was first to greet eager foodies on arrival, with a choice of two concoctions on hand. The first, a Sloe Gin Cooler – made using Hayman’s Sloe Gin, Fever Tree Lemon tonic, and garnished with a lemon. The second cocktail, The Adelaide Hills Gin Fizz. This particular beverage struck the perfect balance of sweet and sour, mixed with Adelaide Hills Gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and soda water.

With everyone’s palates suitably stimulated, it was soon time for a selection of canapés. On offer were. Vietnamese raw beef and betel leaf, Korean fried chicken, Fried potato cakes and Peking duck bao.
Over at the seafood station, there were the likes of oysters, Prawn cocktails, Spanner Crab salad, Smoked ocean trout salad, and Yellow fin tuna.
Quickly taking guests fancy was the pop-up Fever Tree bar, adorned in lush greenery. Behind the bar, the barman was offering a range of signature G&Ts, giving guests the opportunity to pick their gin of choice – followed by their Fever Tree tonic.

From there, a DIY garnish station gave excited foodies the chance to add their own botanicals. Everything from fresh mint, lemon thyme to pepper berries, pomegranate, rosemary and fresh berries let punters enhance their drink exclusively their way.

Looking to host a birthday, hens, corporate Christmas party or something bespoke? Secret Foodies also offer private events for groups of 20+ people. Check out our packages here.
Captain Baxter
St Kilda Sea Baths, 10/10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
(03) 8534 8999