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Doors open for drinks at 6pm
Dinner served ‘family style’ at 7pm-9.30




Makers Mark Bourbon Glazed Roast Turkey,
stuffing, gravy & cranberry sauce

Herb crusted baked Salmon



Snow white mash potato

Maple glazed Dutch carrots

Cauliflower Cheese gratin

Roasted green beans w. golden almonds

Caramelised sweet potato

House-made corn bread



New York Baked Cheesecake



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From ribs to Argentine share plates and Mexican style banquets, Melbournians love American food and it doesn’t look to be slowing. So popular is American fare that the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s “Journey Through the Americas” on March 7, which sees us teaming up with Melbourne CBD American compatriots San Telmo and Mamasita for a food journey from South America to the USA, has officially sold out.

Yeah! We’re chuffed, they’re chuffed, and those with a ticket are, too.

Outside of the bleeding obvious, here’s why we feel American food in all of its glory is so popular in Melbourne.

Food flare

When it comes to food from the Americas we’re not talking the fast and furious food of takeaway but the rich intensity of the cultural melting pot, where smoky flavours infuse into rich meals like BBQ ribs, savoured amongst friends until the finger licking end.

Sharing the love

Like coming home to the comforting embrace of Mum’s Sunday roast, American food boasts all the familiarity of the memories of childhood. Think fried chicken, Chimichurri porterhouse or Mexican delights like tacos and quesadillas…it’s comfort meets celebration, meets flavour…meets delicious.

It’s about the best

The new age of American dining brings out the best of the continent’s flavours in mouth watering, flavour explosions like a bacon-wrapped cheese kransky with jalapeños, mustard and pico de gallo. It’s self assured enough to know it’s not just about a quick bite but a celebration of food that features the colour and excitement that culture has brought to the land of opportunity.

What You’ll Get

As part of this virtual culinary road trip from South America to the USA, Trunk’s Diner will be serving up buttermilk fried chicken, smoked Texas BBQ ribs, Mexican inspired Breaking Bad Dogs and more. Make sure you check out San Telmo and Mamasita’s offerings, too.

A journey like this stands up and says our roots are diverse, our ingredients, like our attitude, is fresh and we’re tossing it into the pot to create the perfect meal.

If you secured a ticket before it sold out, prepare yourselves. If you didn’t, The Diner lunch & dinner menu is available every day from 12 – late where you can enjoy these tasty treats.

Embrace the origins of your inner gamer and take a step back in time as we bring Nintendo 64 and its faithful champion Super Mario Kart to life and light as part of White Night Melbourne 2016 in our Melbourne CBD beer garden and restaurant. And be quick, bookings in the restaurant are limited (Madeleine on 0396637994 / events@trunktown.com.au).

Game on
From 7pm, Super Mario karts will be amongst the games of your childhood, taking on all new dimensions, lit up on our external walls and fighting it out in an interactive four-player mode. This audiovisual sensation will take you right back to your parents’ lounge-room floor, a banged up 64 and your pre-pubescent besties battling out for pole position in an epic racing challenge.

Let there be light
We’ve again teamed up with the legendary Kit Webster to present Trunk Lux III inside the restaurant where audiovisual mastery will meet architectural magnificence as part of a night you won’t forget.

Three Years A Charm
This is the third year we’ve joined the all-night celebration of culture and creativity that is White Night, where we relish an evening when the city shuts down to light up and linger over street performances, art installations and mind blowing illuminations.

As always, we’re wholeheartedly embracing this revolutionary event right through until 7am, serving up delicious fare, laying on some tunes and watching a night of wonder unfold.

Enjoy the late night mood and a menu that serves up all night delectables and tunes until 7am against the backdrop of Webster’s custom-made projection, complete with 3D mapping that works with the architecture of the building.

So limber up, saddle up and drink up to a night that brings Nintendo 64 and the artistic feats of Webster into your life in the most illuminating of ways. Better yet, guarantee your seat. Call Madeleine on (03) 9663 7994 or events@trunktown.com.au.

Love, Trunk.

Valentine’s Day is back. The day lovers set the romance meter to ready and prepare to get their love on. The day created for a saint but brought to us by Hallmark. The day that some of us need a little reminding of why it’s so much more than dinner reservations, flowers, and watching a best of failed marriage proposals video.


At the risk you were headed that way, losing that loving feeling for an event when you are commercially obliged to impress for your loved one, here’s some reasons why Valentine’s Day might just be worth a little effort.


Welcome Back, Old Friend


In a relationship? Chances are in the past 365 you have stuffed up, and quite possibly right royally. If not, you probably will within the next year. Forgotten a birthday? Not changed the car seat back to their settings? Valentine’s Day is your ticket back into the good books. Book a table for two at a nice restaurant, change the seat back and get some runs back on the board.

Feel it like Finland


Not into the whole Valentine thing? Mark the day Finnish style with Ystävänpäivä or Friendship Day. Nope, you won’t be asked to say it (or spell it for that matter) but you can celebrate it by giving your friends pink roses and other gifts. And encouragement from the other side of the table when you’re halfway through your third dessert is always a nice change.

And that’s way better than celebrating Singles Awareness Day or SAD, which also falls on February 14. Haven’t seen many cards marking that little party, although there are emoticons to suit if you really feel the need to ram singledom home to a friend or two.



There’s nothing more entertaining than a spot of flaneurism on the night awkward couples and avid romantics go about trying to impress each other. (Minds out of the gutter, flaneur roughly translates to people watcher, and we wanted to use something akin to French on this romantic occasion). Anyhoo what’s more fun than observing others whipping out marriage proposals, a partner choking on the over-cologned partner, and clumsily navigating the minefield of romance.


So whether you celebrate as a one up, a one off or a once in a lifetime occasion, Happy Valentine’s Day from our restaurant in the Melbourne CBD. We’ll see you at the florist, and the bar, sliding your way into this crazy little thing called love.

But just when you thought it was safe to embrace the daily drudge all the way to Christmas, we’ve found another holiday that should get a mention and not too shabby celebration in Oz – Thanksgiving.

We’d argue we should all be giving thanks and sharing that gratitude with our besties this November 26 and we’re marking this push to celebrate Thanksgiving with some favourites – beer and wine – for a Yankee doodle good time.

This year our allies are Budweiser and Erath Oregon Wines as we spread the appreciation, and if that’s not enough to push you into an ever repeated giving of thanks then here are three other great reasons to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Your Inner American
It’s the country that brought us fast food, Facebook and Friends. A bamboozling mix of exhibitionism, extremism and Hollywood happy endings, where every man gets the bad guy and the hot girl. So here’s cheers to the leaders of the free world, the inventors of the internet and the country who not only ousted the British but also got to put the z in recognise, authorise and realise.

It’s About Mateship…Totally Australian
While Christmas is about enduring Aunty Marge’s sherry tippled anecdotes of radicalism in the ’60s, Thanksgiving gets to be about your mates. We proclaim that like our American cousins, Australia should have a dedicated feast spent gorging yourself with your nearest and dearest (chosen ones). We believe in a Thanksgiving function spent with your belt buckle undone and your top button hanging limply by a thread as you spread the cheer with the family you choose to see, not the one you are legally obliged to tolerate.

Turkey…Plus Six Sides
Need we say more? That’s seven solid reasons plus a doggie bag full of Thanksgiving goodies for a host of good cheer. Let’s be honest, any excuse will do, so we might as well call it Thanksgiving and throw open the doors of our American diner in the heart of the Melbourne CBD to embrace the Red White and Blue with our Budweisers held high.

It’s About Happiness
Psychologists, lifestyle gurus and even the Dalai Lama say a key ingredient to happiness is a healthy dose of appreciation, so bring on your friends from 6pm, linger for light entertainment, a modern take on some Thanksgiving cuisine and let Dr Trunk, Captain Budweiser and Sir Erath steer you and your friends towards inner bliss on November 26. After all you can’t argue with the experts.

Snap up the last few tickets for our Thanksgiving Dinner – contact our Events Manager, Bianca, on 03 9663 7994.