To celebrate its first year at 18 Punch Lane, modern Southeast Asian diner Sunda is throwing a party.
Head chef Khanh Nguyen has promised a family-style communal feast. Plus, bottomless booze.
The name Sunda is taken from the prehistoric landmass that united modern-day Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, and Vietnamese-Australian Nguyen is on a mission to change Melburnians’ perceptions of food from that region.
The birthday menu will have Sunda favourites and one-off specials. Expect dishes such as Balinese-style babi guling (suckling pig) with a trio of Australian native sambals, and a kangaroo banh mi with smoked pate and caviar.
Dinner is $150 a head for six courses and unlimited beverages. Bookings start from 6pm.