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VIC­TO­RIA A Night in Paris — Bastille Day Din­ner July 14th Fran­cophiles can cel­e­brate France’s na­tional hol­i­day at Prunella botan­i­cal stu­dio in Kyne­ton with canapés and a three-course din­ner by Damian San­der­cock, owner of Piper Street Food Co. Prunella’s flflo­ral de­sign­ers, Caris Haughan and Vanessa Par­tridge, will trans­form the stu­dio into a gor­geous Parisian bistro for this one-offff event. $195 per per­son. Book­ings essential. 0416 296 433; TAS­MA­NIA Mud­bar The menu is of­ten chang­ing, but the mod­ern Aus­tralian fare with eclec­tic Asian flflavours never dis­ap­points at this Launce­s­ton restau­rant. Try the Three Treats menu — three starters,

three mains and a sweet Asian tapi­oca dessert de­signed to be shared be­tween two — to ap­pre­ci­ate the ver­sa­til­ity of head chef Kris­tian Davey. $71 per per­son or $106 with wine matches. (03) 6334 5066; mud­ VIC­TO­RIA Mid­night Starling When it re­opens on July 19th after a mid­win­ter break, Kyne­ton’s Mid­night Starling will be open­ing its down­stairs Ma Cave (French for ‘my cel­lar’) on Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day nights, as well as for Sun­day lunch. Up­stairs in the restau­rant, chef and owner Steve Rogers serves clas­sic bistro fare, while Ma Cave offf­fers a fi­five-course de­gus­ta­tion menu for $100, or $160 with matched wine, and an eight-course de­gus­ta­tion for $150, or $220 with matched wine. The menu changes monthly and there’s a fo­cus on sea­sonal fare from the gar­den. (03) 5422 3884; mid­night­star­

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