Modern New Yorker Lunch

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Sofitel Melbourne Modern New Yorker Lunch
Photograph: Michele Froidevaux
Sofitel Melbourne Modern New Yorker Lunch
Photograph: Michele Froidevaux
Sofitel Melbourne Modern New Yorker Lunch
Photograph: Michele Froidevaux

A bit of New York charm is coming to Sofitel’s high-rise restaurant

To celebrate 200 seminal works from New York’s Museum of Modern Art arriving at the NGV for its winter masterpieces exhibition, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins will be inviting guests to experience a New York-themed lunch.

Sofitel’s No. 35 restaurant, which boasts an impressive panoramic view over Melbourne, is offering a 'Modern New Yorker Lunch' series, which puts modern twists on some of New York’s most famous dishes.

Running from June 9 until October 7 on Thursdays and Fridays only, the Modern New Yorker Lunch will serve impeccably designed dishes that wouldn’t be out of place in a gallery themselves. Entrées include a mini bagel crisp with lox, cream cheese and chives or a Waldorf salad with spiced candied walnuts, truffle, yoghurt, celeriac, apple and red grapes. For mains you can choose between a modern Reuben with pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and pickles and served with American fries, or a bowl of clam chowder, which mixes clams, bacon, potato, baked croutons and tomatoes.

Save room for dessert too – Sofitel is serving a New York-style cheesecake with raspberry coulis or an epic Marilyn Monroe sundae with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream served with whipped milk jam.

Lunch also includes a glass of wine and a choice of tea or coffee, as well as a gravity-defying amuse-bouche (it’s inspired by the game Space Invaders) and emoji macarons as petit fours. This one-of-a-kind lunch will set you back $55 per person for two courses or $65 per person for three courses.


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