september:

“Sustainable Drinking” Cocktail Masterclass
- with Simon Toohey

We realise it sounds like we’re testing your drinking endurance here. But this is something very different. Masterchef 2019 finalist, Simon Toohey, hosts a cocktail masterclass unlike any you've been to before. Following his passion for sustainable approaches to food, and Lay Low's minimal waste philosophy, Simon will demonstrate creative ways to use food products that you may otherwise throw away at home. What can you do with used coffee grounds? What about that bottle of wine that you didn't finish with dinner last night? You will be inspired by new ways to use herbs, fruit skin or peel and milk too!

Ticket includes welcome drink, four cocktails and dinner.

Date: Wednesday 25th September 2019
Time: 7:00 pm (arrive at 6:30 for welcome drink)
Price: $70 per person

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October:

Chartreuse Tasting

First produced in 1737, Chartreuse is one of the oldest liqueurs in the world, and is the only one still made by monks. On Wednesday 9th October, our friends from Spirits Platform will be treating you to a tasting session, including some rare releases, with Chartreuse cocktails designed by the team at Lay Low.

Three cocktails, dinner and five tastings included.

Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Time: 6:30 pm (arrive early to get seated)
Price: $60 per person

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Lay Low Christmas Gin

Lay Low Christmas Gin Masterclass

We can’t wait for this one! We’ll be inviting you along to learn about the process of making gin and you’ll play a key roll in creating Lay Low’s first ever Christmas Gin. We will be holding this masterclass towards the end of October, with our gin released in December, just in time for Christmas! More details to come shortly, stay tuned…


November:

LuxPotLow Sprint 2019

LUX⋅POT⋅LOW Spring Edition

Welcome to the Spring Edition of LUX⋅POT⋅LOW. For this Seddon adventure follow the LUX⋅POT⋅LOW track – all guests will start at LUX for course one, then head to POT for course two before heading to the finish line at LOW for a celebratory cocktail & dessert. There are two starting gates to choose from - 6:30pm or 7:30pm. Join us for the perfect dinner trifecta in the heart of Seddon to kick off your racing carnival!

Date: Monday 4th November 2019 (Cup Eve)
Time: 6:30pm or 7:30pm start
Price: $125 per person

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Also happening in the inner west:

Simon Toohey’s Smokehouse at Peachy Keen

Our friends at Peachy Keen in Williamstown are hosting MasterChef 2019 Finalist, Simon Toohey, as he realises his dream of running a smokehouse that celebrates vegetables. Guests will be treated to a communal dinner party where food will be discussed and shared in the relaxed setting of Peachy Keen.

Dates: 4th (SOLD OUT), 6th, 11th, 13th,18th October
Time: 7:00pm
Price: $85 per person
(includes dinner, dessert, welcome drink + dessert cocktail)

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PREVIOUS EVENTS in 2019:

Free Beer Tastings

Fathers’ Day at Lay Low

Treat dad (or hubby, or yourself!) to some tastings from our friends at Hop Nation and Fury & Son, both Melbourne-based brewers doing amazing things with beer.

Date: Sunday 1st September 2019
Time: Tastings 2-6pm; beer specials all day
Price: FREE

 

Independent Bottlers Whisky Tasting

Join us for a tasting night featuring independent bottlers, "Adelphi" and "Berry Bros. & Rudd". Start your night off with a whisky highball cocktail on arrival, featuring The King's Ginger liqueur, then settle in for a tasting of six whiskies, hand-selected by host Joey Tai from Baranow's Emporium.

Welcome cocktail, dinner and tastings included.

Date: Wednesday 28th August 2019
Time: 7:00 pm (arrive at 6:30 for welcome cocktail and nibbles)
Price: $60 per person

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Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting
Join Andy Buntine from Bruichladdich for a night of whisky tasting and more! Enjoy a cocktail on arrival, then settle in for dinner and tastings, including Bruichladdich Classic Laddie, Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010, Port Charlotte 10yo, Port Charlotte 2011, and Octomore.

Date: 24th July 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: $60 per person

*** EXCITING NEWS ***

Octomore 09.1 has just been released and those attending our Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting will be some of the first in Victoria to try this new single malt. It is nothing like you’ve ever had before. We have released a very limited number of additional tickets, so get in fast.

 

Poor Toms Gin Masterclass
Lay Low welcomes Poor Toms Gin for a masterclass not to be missed. Established in 2015 by two housemates, Jesse and Griff, Poor Toms has grown into one of Australia’s most loved gin brands. Enjoy four cocktails + food, and try Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin, Fools Strength Gin, Strawberry Gin and Imbroglio Amaro.

Date: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $60 per person


Whisky Tasting Session
Enjoy a Lay Low whisky cocktail on arrival, then let our friends from Baranow’s Emporium treat you to a tasting of six of the finest single malt and blended whiskies from around the world. Enjoy some food as well, then stay on for some whisky specials.

Date: Wednesday 29th May 2019
Time: Tastings 7-9pm, whisky specials all night
Price: $60 per person

Chartreuse Tasting Session

Chartreuse Tasting Session

First produced in 1737, Chartreuse is one of the oldest liqueurs in the world, and is the only one still made by monks. On Thursday 18th April, our friends from Spirit Platform will be treating you to a tasting of some rare Chartreuse and we’ll be offering some Lay Low twists on classic Chartreuse cocktails.

Date: Thursday 18th April 2019
Time: Tastings 6-9pm, cocktail specials all night

Luxsmith Copper Pot Lay Low Bar Progressive Dinner

LUX⋅POT⋅LOW ‘Tastebuds on Tour’ Dinner - SOLD OUT -

Enjoy first bites at your starting point (Copper Pot or Luxsmith) then switch things up for the next course at the opposite venue. Last stop is Lay Low to end the night, where dessert canapés will be matched with a cocktail. We’ve timed this year’s tour to fall on Anzac Day Eve which makes settling in for the night at Lay Low that much easier – we’ll be serving up whisky flights and sticky wine extras for those who want to kick on and make a night of it.

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2019
Price: $120 per person
Time: 6pm

 
Sherry Lunch

The Spanish Acquisition Sherry Lunch

Our friends at The Spanish Acquisition are going to take you on a little trip to southern Spain with some sherries from their favourite winemakers.  You'll get to taste four of the finest, then watch in awe as they are turned into cocktails that will delight your tastebuds. Sherry is NOT just for the oldies :)

Date: 7th April 2019
Price: $60 per person
Time: 3:30 pm

 
Melbourne Gin Company Gin Masterclass

Melbourne Gin Company Gin Masterclass

From the world's most liveable city comes its very own Melbourne Gin Company. Established in 2012, MGC sets out to create gin of flavour, character and distinction.
In this masterclass you'll be guided through four flavoursome drinks, with food served by The Brotherhood Yiros.

Date: 27th March 2019
Price: $60 per person
Time: 7:00 pm