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The George on Collins is launching two tasting menus from ex-MasterChef Khanh Ong

The Hour of Power will be a highlight reel of the best from the new menu

Many plates of vietnamese food on a table, with cutlery and wine
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Once upon a time, there was the power lunch – a meal where high rollers took their wheeling and dealing out into restaurants around the city. The George on Collins has revamped the idea with a focus on the time it takes to get the most out of your meal in what they’re calling the Hour of Power. Designed to show off the flavour-packed creations of their new partner – MasterChef 2018 contestant and DJ, Khanh Ong – two new “feed me” menus will be available for lunch and dinner from Tuesday–Friday and Saturday evenings starting June 4.

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There is the Little Hanoi for $42pp, where Khanh selects favourite dishes for you from the  extensive Vietnamese menu. Think Bo La Lot, grilled beef and betel leaf skewers, lamb cutlets with tamarind and millionaire eggplant with Vietnamese mint and sesame dressing. If you’re feeling a little hungrier, and have a little more time on your hands, option two is rightfully named the Big Saigon. For $58 per person, feast on more of the menu with a few sweet treats thrown in. Expect banana parfait and chocolate mousse, or ricotta, pineapple and jackfruit spring rolls with ginger syrup and green peppercorn ice cream.

Whether it's a swift, satisfying lunch meeting or you want to get in a quick dinner before a show or night on the town, it’s going to be a fuss-free choice.

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Ong, whose infectious smile and passion for Asian cuisine made him a viewer favourite in the MasterChef kitchen last year, has revitalised not just the menu but the décor of the George, swapping out some vintage accents to modernise the dining room. He has worked alongside head chef Quim Hernandez to bring about the radical change to both the space and what's on the plate. 

Head to the George on Collins website for the full menu and to reserve your table. They are also available for event bookings any day of the week.

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