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The Star Spectacular

Black Bar & Grill, Balla, Sokyo, Fat Noodle, Harvest Buffet and Pizzaperta get a touch of magic
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The Star is set to sparkle this spring with one-off dining experiences, chef showcases and live entertainment. The Star Spectacular will turn some of the harbourside venue's favourite dining spots into a stage for magic and theatrics. Check out what's happening at Black Bar & Grill, Balla, Sokyo, Fat Noodle, Harvest Buffet and Pizzaperta.

Find out more about The Star Spectacular.

Chef showcases

Whisky party at Sokyo Lounge

Head to this glitzy lounge bar for an exclusive whisky party on Wednesday October 11. Work your way through three different whisky cocktails, which will showcase the amber spirit. Follow it up with food including roving canapé plates and four different snack stations. The evening will be soundtracked by a live jazz band and DJs all night long.

Dinner with Matt Preston

On Wednesday October 18 Black Bar and Grill will welcome the Masterchef judge for this exclusive dinner. The three-course feast will be matched with Johnnie Walker whisky and wine.

Balla Restaurant
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Italian Affair at Balla

On Tuesday October 31 Federico Zanellato (from waterfront Italian eatery LuMi) will join Balla's Gabriele Taddeucci for an Italian feast. The four-course menu will showcase both chef's Italian heritage with matching wines.

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Tender Stories at Black Bar & Grill

This collaboration between Scott Pickett from Melbourne’s Estelle Bistro and Black Bar & Grill's executive chef Dany Karam will present a modern four course grill menu with a touch of old-school nostalgia on Wednesday October 25. Tickets to this one-night-only dining event are $185. 

Magical menus

Black Magic NOBA
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Black Bar & Grill

Devised by executive chef Dany Karam the Black Magic menu will showcase spring produce, with each dish centred around black ingredients, like squid ink, poppy seeds, black garlic and pepper. The bar will also be shaking up special cocktails and dishing out special snacks. Knock back oysters with cucumber, crème fraîche and caviar; chargrilled lobster tail with wakame butter; and crab croquettes with tarragon and black garlic mayonnaise.


Every weekday Balla will host a premium seafood lunch with one course for $30, two courses $40 and three courses $50. Feast on spanner crab bruschetta with cherry tomato and basil, wood grilled calamari with chickpeas, parsley and garlic oil, tagliatelle with swordfish ragu and vanilla pannacotta with blood orange syrup.


Harvest Buffet

Every Thursday evening throughout spring The Star's ultimate seafood buffet will be extended. Enjoy prawns, oysters, crabs, fish, sushi and much more. Cap off your dinner at the huge dessert station, where you will find three decadent chocolate fountains. There will also be a roving entertainment troupe and discounts on the buffet. 

Luke Nguyen at Fat Noodle
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Fat Noodle

Head to Fat Noodle during The Star Spectacular and try a signature dish with a lychee soda for just $20. Choose from South Taiwan Dan Zai Mee noodle soup, Angus beef with vermicelli noodles, mee goreng or prawn pad Thai.

NOT FOR REUSE Pizzaperta the star advertorial spring magic
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The Star’s open-air, piazza-style pizzeria and bar will host an Italian feast everyday this spring. Enjoy two large and two mini pizzas with soft drinks for only $50. 

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