Stokehouse x Fish by Moonlite: Orthodox Easter Feast

Sun 24th April, 2022
Upstairs 30 Jacka Boulevard St Kilda 3182
Price: $160
Two chefs specialising in seafood are celebrating in two ways – dig into a hearty, Greek-inspired feast (with roving cocktails and dolmades) in the iconic restaurant, or head into Pontoon for crisp potato cakes with taramasalata.

This Orthodox Easter, St Kilda icon Stokehouse and executive chef Jason Staudt are once again hosting Anglesea eatery Fish by Moonlite’s Matt Germanchis (ex-Pei Modern, Movida) for one special day – and there are two ways to get in on the action.

At Stokehouse, the two chefs are collaborating on a special three-course Greek menu, with a remix of the restaurant’s signature seafood platter, charred Aquna Murray cod with avgolemono (Greek lemon chicken soup), slow-cooked lamb shoulder and a red chocolate egg with yoghurt ganache and honey saffron ice-cream by group pastry chef Ash Smith. There’ll be live music throughout the night, and guests are served a complimentary drink on arrival plus roving snacks like oysters, cod head dolmades and potato cakes.

The Stokehouse feast costs $160 per person, and big group bookings encouraged – it's designed to be shared, after all. Smaller bookings might be placed into communal tables.

Over at Pontoon, Stokehouse’s casual sand-level spot, you can get some of Fish by Moonlite’s most popular dishes in Melbourne for the first time: including the potato cakes with taramasalata, fried calamari with skordalia (Greek garlic mashed potato dip), classic fish’n’chips and an island lamb souvlaki. Smith is also whipping up an orange and ouzo sorbet just for the occasion. Takeover dishes can be ordered a la carte – walk-ins are welcome but booking is advised.