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Say Aloha to Ma­halo Poké

Ma­halo Poké has now opened in Swan Street, Rich­mond. Ma­halo Poké’s com­bi­na­tion of Hawai­ian-ja­panese flavours with healthy, fresh and vi­brant in­gre­di­ents cre­ates cus­tomis­able, com­pact and de­li­cious dishes. Din­ers can ex­pect sig­na­ture poke bowls in­clud­ing Spicy Sal­mon with pick­led gin­ger, corn, edamame, ka’ukama, car­rot, pur­ple cab­bage, vol­cano ponzu and soy tahini sauce. The week­end break­fast menu fea­tures the likes of the Hawai­ian Pan­cakes with macadamia crum­ble, banana with maple ba­con and co­conut syrup. Mon–fri 7.30am–10pm, Sat–sun 8am–10pm. 77 Swan Street, Rich­mond. ma­

The Smurfs Come to Tea at The Lang­ham

Fans of The Smurfs will love the lim­ited time only Smurfs High Tea at Aria Lounge at The Lang­ham Mel­bourne. To co­in­cide with the new Smurfs movie, “Smurfs: The Lost Vil­lage”, chil­dren can in­dulge in sweet treats such as a Smurf cup­cake, meringue mush­room vil­lage, a Smur­fette mac­aron, a Papa Smurf cookie, vil­lage jelly clouds and Smurfs pop­corn. Young guests will also en­joy fluffy scones, cu­cum­ber rib­bon sand­wiches, fairy­bread, hot cho­co­late and of course, blue cor­dial. 3–25 April, Aria Lounge, The Lang­ham Mel­bourne, 1 South­gate Av­enue, South­bank. 1800 641 107. mel­bourne.lang­hamho­­bourne

Bar Lour­inhã’s Bodega

For one night only, broth­ers chef Matt Mccon­nell (Bar Louri­hnã in Mel­bourne) and chef Sean Mccon­nell (Mon­ster ACT in Canberra) are col­lab­o­rat­ing on a menu to cel­e­brate Span­ish din­ing and cul­ture; bring­ing neigh­bours, friends, and fam­ily to­gether for a night of gen­er­ous feast­ing, fun and mu­sic. Bar Louri­hnã will trans­form into a Span­ish bodega with a shared six-course menu and mod­ern twists on clas­sic sherry and gin cock­tails from award win­ning Joe Jones from Romeo Lane. Book­ings rec­om­mended. 5 April, 37 Lit­tle Collins Street, Mel­bourne. 9663 7890. bar­lour­

Cin­e­matic Vibes at Over­look

Over­look Café and Bar has opened next to the As­tor The­atre in St Kilda. Over­look takes its name from the iconic Over­look ho­tel fea­tured in Stephen King’s 1977 novel and Stan­ley Kubrick’s 1980 film adap­tion, “The Shin­ing”. It’s the per­fect spot for a pre or post movie catchup with a cu­rated selection of fine wines, craft beers and cock­tails. The food menu fea­tures of­fer­ings from D.O.C, Milk The Cow, Har­row and Ea­ton, Dough­boys and Bak­ing Bad. 3–5 Chapel Street, St Kilda. face­­look­barand­cafe

Photo: Eu­gene Hy­land.

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