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Published May 10th 2018
Enjoy Manu's menu
Lovers of great food and fabulous films will have their date night plans sorted with the recent launch of celebrity chef Manu Feildel's culinary creations now part of the menu for the Hoyts Cinema Lux experience all over Victoria. The 'My Kitchen Rules' judge, chef and confessed avid moviegoer, Manu has recently been announced as the 2018 brand ambassador for Hoyts Lux.
The menu includes a variety of new options include one of Manu's personal favourites, duck bao. Image: Hoyts Lux
Feildel's exclusive new food and beverage menu will include many cinema favourites with an extra twist, as well as a variety of new dishes inspired by the chef's French heritage.
At the launch event, held at Hoyts Lux Chadstone this week, Manu said the menu was inspired by his "background, personal preferences on what I would like to be able to order in the cinema and classics that people always look for when going to see a movie".
Guests at the Lux cinema experience can expect items such as Manu's personal favourite, duck bao (pictured above): a trio of steamed buns filled with crispy confit duck, housemade shiitake, cucumber pickle, complete with ginger mayo and a smoky hoisin sauce, and the beef bourguignon pies, encased in shortcrust pastry and topped with creamy potato puree and rosemary leaves.
With a bit for French flair, the new menu features items such as Baked pot of Camembert served with mustard fruits and brioche toast. Image: Hoyts Lux
Traditional cinema favourites with a gourmet spin also feature, with highlights including the classic cheeseburger, the Frenchy dog, and a sticky and saucy serve of southern-style fried chicken. There's also plenty of sweet inclusions with delectable desserts such as a trio of eclairs, French lemon cheesecake smash and twice cooked chocolate soufflé.
Have a sweet tooth? The trio of eclairs will fix that up! Image: Hoyts Lux
The new menu is available in Hoyts Lux cinemas across Victoria including Chadstone, Eastland, Highpoint, Melbourne Central and Victoria Gardens. As with all Luxe experiences, it also comes with a complimentary popcorn and soft drink as well as access to the Luxe bar and lounge area.
The new menu is certain to make your Lux movie experience all the more indulgent and is the perfect idea for a 'dinner and movie date night' or celebration.