MELBOURNE – Monday 8 May 2017 – Sofitel Melbourne On Collins welcomes guests to ‘Lunch like Van Gogh’ at No.35 Restaurant. This one-of-a-kind experience allows guests to imagine themselves dining as Van Gogh did in the South of France, painting memorable masterpieces such as The Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital.
Inspired by the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) newly opened Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Van Gogh & The Seasons, Sofitel’s Executive Chef John Savage’s ‘Lunch like Van Gogh’ menu features classic French dishes, similar to what Vincent Van Gogh would have enjoyed in the late 1800’s, with a modern twist.
To get the creative juices flowing, guests are welcomed with a unique amuse-bouche consisting of tubes full of colourful sauces, paint brushes and freshly made bread for them to curate their own palate pleasing edible works-of-art.
Following this sensory experience, guests can select from two or three courses including notable French dishes such as salad Lyonnaise, Boeuf Bourguignon with braised beef, pomme purée, sautéed mushrooms and red wine sauce, and for the pièce de résistance, crème caramel with cognac soaked raisins.
Clive Scott, General Manager Sofitel Melbourne On Collins says, “Lunch like Van Gogh is a unique and inspiring dining experience that allows us to share our passion for art and food with guests, partners and employees, further cementing our position as Melbourne’s ‘Hotel of the Arts.”
Post-Impressionist gastronomes can embrace their inner artist and ‘Lunch like Van Gogh’ at No.35 Restaurant from 12pm every Thursday and Friday from 11th May until 9th July 2017.
Guests can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine for $45* per person or three courses and a glass of wine for $60* per person.
So Cultural Package
Visitors travelling to Melbourne to see the Van Gogh exhibition can book Sofitel Melbourne On Collins’ So Cultural package which includes overnight accommodation and breakfast for two at No.35 Restaurant, plus two tickets to NGV’s Van Gogh & The Seasons exhibition.
Packages start from $315* per room per night.
*Terms and Conditions apply. Offer valid for a limited time.
Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance
Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.
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Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
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