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Mulled Wine Winter Warmer Offer
Who wants a free glass of mulled wine? Winter has slowly begun creeping up on us, with foggy mornings and chilly afternoons. Rather than wallow in the short days, we think it’s best to celebrate the cold weather with our famous Cnk mulled wine! It’s spiced, boozy, and guaranteed to warm you right up. Which brings… View Article
Real Cnk Wedding: Lexie & Troy
At Cnk we love a unique wedding, like that of police officers Lexie and Troy at the Old Melbourne Gaol. The magic of the slightly spooky, historic Old Melbourne Gaol, all lit up for a wedding party, was perfectly captured by photographer Mark Dayman. Lexie and Troy were kind enough to share their beautiful photos and… View Article
Cnk Earlier this year we had the pleasure of talking all things food, events and styling with Biz Events Asia at one of our gorgeous venues, the Richmond Rowing Club. At Cnk we’re mad about great food and showing you a good time. When El from Biz Events Asia told us he’s going to be in town… View Article
End of Financial Year Promotions
We’re excited to help you celebrate the end of financial year! Whether you’re planning a conference, cocktail function or banquet dinner, we’ve got you covered with our three offers. Book a conference with us to be held in May or June 2017, and receive $200 credit to put towards your chosen package. Minimum… View Article
Our Boss Lady Khrissy Visscher is an absolute boss! She started Cnk from the ground up eight years ago, and we decided International Women’s Day is the perfect occasion for telling her story! What was the path that led you to where you are today? I grew up in Queensland and got my first… View Article
14 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! If you haven’t made any plans yet, don’t stress – we’ve got you covered with our list of 14 last minute Valentine’s Day ideas. 1. Surprise your partner with a couple’s dance class Picture you, your partner and a dance instructor teaching you how to rumba to sexy Latin… View Article
Looking for the perfect function venue? SpACE@Collins is an industrial-style warehouse gallery, packed with funky inner-city chic – located on the 1st floor of the Mering Building on Collins Street. Call us today on 9690 3024 with your enquiries.
Whether it’s your work Christmas party or your best friend’s wedding, hiring a historical event space is unique and memorable. Have you ever stumbled upon a cool building and wondered what it would be like to hold an event there? The Old Melbourne Gaol on Russell Street in Melbourne, is a historical landmark perfect for… View Article
Polly Woodside Functions
Have you thought of having your next function at Polly Woodside? Prepare to be enchanted by Polly Woodside. This 1885, 3-masted tall ship is an iconic Melbourne attraction overlooking the Yarra River. The theatrette and outdoor entertainment area, as well as the option of accessing both above and below deck areas of this unique venue, makes Polly… View Article
Are you stuck for Christmas venue ideas? Why not try a venue with a REAL difference! The Old Melbourne Gaol is centrally located, boasts lots of history and has the ability to create memorable moments that your company will never forget. CNK have created four all-inclusive Christmas packages at the Old Melbourne Gaol to make… View Article
A Richmond Rowing Club Wedding
There is something about overlooking Melbourne’s cityscape, especially on the edge of the Yarra River. Richmond Rowing Club is perfectly located on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, and has the ability to host a quintessential Melbourne wedding. Brooke and Todd held their summer wedding at Richmond Rowing Club in February. They utilised the expansive… View Article
Winter Warmer Package Offer
Before we know it we will be in the depths of winter, wearing big coats and reaching for a hot drink. The Event Addicts at CNK are offering three exclusive packages with our Winter events. Including complimentary hot chocolate at any Conference, Mulled Wine on arrival at any Cocktail event and for the first time… View Article
Easter is just around the corner, and so are the school holidays. We have created an easy way to dye eggs to get your kids and yourselves excited for the Easter long weekend. What you will need: Eggs (as many as you wish to dye) Food colouring Cold water Vinegar Crayons Saucepan Tongs… View Article
January 26 is all about relaxing, entertaining friends, soaking in the sun, family and a round of backyard cricket. It’s a time to enjoy good food like sizzling lamb chops and icy poles, all while appreciating what makes this country so wonderful. Here you’ll find some of CNK’s favourite recipes to help you. They are… View Article
How do you keep turkey moist? How do you cater for vegetarians? Can sprouts be interesting? We asked our Executive Chef Nigel Stainwall to dish up his festive secrets. Tips for a tasty turkey No one likes a dry turkey on Christmas Day and, as always, the trick is proper preparation. Soaking the turkey… View Article
Choosing your wedding venue will undoubtedly be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as an engaged couple. There are plenty of options in Melbourne to choose from, but very few will tick as many boxes as Seaview Williamstown. Located in a beautiful inner city sanctuary, Seaview, is a light and bright events centre overlooking… View Article
Here’s an absolute truth about weddings: Even though you and your fiancee are the ones getting hitched, everyone from your mum to the mailman will throw in opinions about exactly how the big day should go down. The advice should always be heard and appreciated, but never forget that this is your day and you… View Article
Serves six people. INGREDIENTS 1 ripe mango, peeled Juice 2 limes 1 tablespoon good quality olive oil 1 long (mild) green chilli, deseeded 1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy 10 mint leaves 5-6 coriander leaves Pinch salt FOR THE PRAWNS 16 green prawns, cleaned and de-veined 3 tablespoons Ponzu sauce Juice 1 lime Pinch salt METHOD… View Article
Serves eight (makes 12) INGREDIENTS FOR THE SPONGE: 120 g butter, softened 120 g caster sugar 2 free-range eggs 120g self raising flour, sifted 1 tablespoon cocoa, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted 3 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder 1 tablespoon boiling water 60 g good quality dark chocolate, melted YOU WILL ALSO NEED:… View Article
Serves 8. INGREDIENTS 500 g free-range pork mince/ground pork 1 brown onion, peeled and finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 150 g dried apricots 100 g macadamia nuts (or pistachio nuts) 2 Granny Smith apples, grated Handful parsley and sage 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce… View Article
Recipe: Simple Cold Wild Rice Salad
Serves two. INGREDIENTS 2 cup wild rice blend cooked 1 avocado diced 4 roma tomato diced 1/2 cup cashews chopped METHOD Add all ingredients in a bowl and gently stir through. Chill for 10 minutes before serving. NOTES Rice can be cooked fresh however allow to chill before adding other ingredients. Wild rice blend… View Article
Recipe: Honey And Chocolate Pavlova
Serves 8 INGREDIENTS FOR THE SPONGE: 175 g chocolate covered honeycomb 50 g almond meal 2 teaspoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon corn flour 50 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), very finely chopped 1 teaspoon white vinegar 9 free-range eggs 400 g caster sugar YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 600… View Article
Serves four people. INGREDIENTS 4 zucchini halved lengthways sliced 1 onion sliced 100 g mushrooms sliced 2 garlic clove chopped 3 tomato diced 1 tbs parsley chopped 2 tbs basil shredded 1 tsp thyme finely chopped 1 tsp olive oil 2 tbs parmesan cheese finely grated METHOD Mix all ingredients except tomato, herbs and… View Article
Serves four. INGREDIENTS 1.6kg leg of lamb 3 garlic cloves, halved 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 1kg chat (small coliban) potatoes, halved 300g (2 cups) frozen baby peas 20g butter 2 tablespoons shredded fresh mint Wine gravy 2 tablespoons plain flour 375ml (1 1/2 cups) chicken stock 125ml (1/2… View Article
Recipe: Grandma’s Potato Salad
Serves eight people. INGREDIENTS 6 nicola potato large 2 carrot diced 500 g peas 2 celery stick diced 5 egg hard-boiled 3 egg hard-boiled *to decorate 2 pickled cucumber diced 3 granny smith apple diced 680 g mayonnaise METHOD Boil potatoes in their jackets until cooked. Cool and then remove skin. Dice into small… View Article
How to stay cool when organising….
… your corporate christmas function. You have chosen the perfect venue for your corporate Christmas function, now you have all the finer details to confirm. Your job is on the line (itâ€™s not really â€“ although you are a high achiever and you want this function to be perfect!) so you need to step it… View Article
The heat is on. Your boss has given you the crucial task of organising the company end of year function â€“ and it needs to be a ripper! After choosing your date and working out your guest list, your next mission is to book a space. Not a simple task considering the abundance of function… View Article
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