Food at the F1 Australian Grand Prix 2020
This year’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is packed with stimulation for racing fans and music-lovers alike, but the thing that unites everyone passing through the gates at Albert Park is a need to refuel away from the high-octane race. (Broadsheet will also be creating our own one-of-a-kind food pop-up at the Australian Grand Prix – but more details on that later.)
CBD Seafood bar Pinchy’s has become known for sophisticated snacks best eaten with your fingers such as lobster rolls packed with succulent seafood, lemon and chives served alongside crab tacos, plus oysters and sparkling wines worthy of extending your pinky finger. They have created an exclusive menu item for their AusGP pop-up: a grilled baby octopus roll with creamy potato salad and a dill and chilli dressing. Gelato Messina will be serving a limited-edition treat, only available at the Grand Prix. The Ferrari Rocher choc top is a crunchy waffle cone filled with gianduja fudge, hazelnut mousse, hazelnut praline, whipped cream and hazelnut gelato dipped in caramelised hazelnut rocher glaze.
Freshly-cooked falafels and slow-cooked lamb meet in the middle of Biggie Smalls's kebabs, which have grown a meaty fanbase in Melbourne since Shane Delia's Smith Street store opened a few years ago. Newly incarnated as a standalone food truck, Biggie Smalls is serving up the same delicious kebabs that call for a two-handed approach. Follow the smell of charred, chewy dough and bright, blistered sauce until you hit 400 Gradi. The pizza perfectionists mastered the Napoli style years ago, and a hot slice from their oven shows there’s no need to mess with the original. Drumplings and Hiro Sushi will also be joining the fray at the Grand Prix.
As well as the Red Bull and H3 container bars are the AusGP’s own pop-up drink spots, with the Lakeside Bar and @em providing drinks all day (the latter will serve up handcrafted espresso-inspired cocktails). Inside the double-story venue The Marriott Bonvoy Lounge, you'll be able to visit the tasting room to sample vintage wines from the cellar of the Barossa’s beloved St Hugo. More details.
Entry starts from $35, and is free for kids 14 and under with the purchase of an adult GA ticket. Grandstand and Hospitality ticket packages also available. Book online before prices increase at the gates. *Terms and conditions apply.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with The Australian Grand Prix.