We are thrilled to be hosting Sam Tran, from Hanoi’s one Michelin-starred Gia, on 19 & 20 March as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
Sam used to work with us at Sunda before moving back to her native homeland to open Gia. Her dishes are an elegant, modern homage to her country – showcasing local ingredients and flavours from each of Vietnam’s regions, beautifully presented across a tasting menu where East meets West.
Over these two nights, she will be joining hands with Head Chef Nico Koevoets, to create a four-hands dinner we are excited about.
19 & 20 MARCH FROM 6PM
$284 PP – 10 courses
Book lunch or dinner at Aru and add on a stay at The Windsor at an exclusive, diners-only price.
Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room [+$195] OR Deluxe Room [+$220] – room only
Self-parking for one car till 12pm the next day
Monday to Thursday nights till 31 October 2024. To book, select the Aru Stay Over option when making your reservation.
1/ The Stay Over package is valid for bookings and stays up to 31 October 2024.
2/ It is subject to availability at time of booking and may include black out dates.
3/ Both offers are for room and parking only and do not include dining at Aru.
4/ Accommodation must be booked for the same night as your Aru reservation.
5/ As this offer is subject to availability, it is only available via pre-reservations online, and is not offered as a walk-in booking at the hotel.
Furnished in rich spotted gum, our private dining room, Banda closes off to the rest of the restaurant, and seats 12 for celebrations and business lunches.
The private dining room opens up onto The Terrace with a wall dedicated to wines, concealed behind a mesh curtain that separates it from the dining room. Seating 30, this area can be booked in addition to our private dining room.
Named after the group of islands which ancient seafarers frequented as part of the Sino-Indonesian-Australian route, Aru touches on early techniques – fermentation, smoking, curing, preserving and fire-licked meat, vegetables and fish.
This is a menu for getting together, for sharing, a coming together of cultures and cuisines centred round a wood-fired hearth.
Open for lunch and dinner, six days a week, and on Sunday for Sunday lunch.
The Age Good Food Guide 2023 – Restaurant of the Year [Victoria]
The Age Good Food Guide 2024 – One Hat
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Gift cards are valid for 3 years from the date of purchase.