Gelato Messina teams with Melbourne’s Huxtaburger and Mr Claws for Rosebery pop-up (Sydney)

They’re always into something. The team at Gelato Messina are preparing a two-day lunch and dinner pop-up in the carpark of their Rosebery headquarters this month, bringing with them a load of Cremino Choc Tops and some of the brand’s most popular scoops to put up beside two of Melbourne’s casual-dining big guns. The gelato lords have managed to coax both Huxtaburger and Mr Claws into making the trek up to Sydney to help move the pop-up along with burgers, lobster rolls, and chips. This is going to be most excellent!

Scheduled to open for lunch and dinner on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June, Messina Eats will be an energetic parking lot party, with live music and a mystery special guest vocalist promised, with the only hint being that they are from Melbourne. **UPDATE** the guest artist has been confirmed to be Mark Crotti.


Huxtaburger has long been known as one of the staples of Melbourne’s burger scene, and their sister business, Mr Claws, has been equally celebrated for their juicy lobster rolls and potato chips. They’ll both be bringing the goods, with Huxtaburger serving both their signature Huxtaburger ($10) (beef patty, mustard, mayo, tomato serve, tomato, cheese, lettuce, pickles) and the Denise ($12) (Huxtaburger but with jalapeno and sriracha mayo). Mr Claws will have their Poached Lobster Rolls ($15) on a toasted milk bun with buttermilk and herb dressing. A serving of chips will be priced at $5.


Alongside their scoops inside the store, Messina will have the excellent Cremino Choc Top ($8) in the parking lot, a sugar cone lined with dark chocolate and then filled with Italian meringue, gianduia fudge, and salted caramel soft serve, all dipped in dark chocolate and rolled amaretti biscuits.

On both days the pop-up will operate from 12pm until late (or sold out) beside the Messina store at 58 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery.


Information and images sourced from Gelato Messina


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