Aster restaurant  situated in Victoria’s food hub Nova Food, is introducing a vegan brunch in partnership with Ketel One and vegan Nordic skincare brand Lumene this summer. Chef Patron Helena Puolakka, originally from the south-west coast of Finland, has created a plant based menu which offers guests a two or three course brunch with vegan Bloody Mary’s, with a DIY station, and free skincare goodies to take home. Launching on Sunday 10th June in honour of Meat Free Week, it’s the perfect way to start the summer season.

Inspired with Finnish nature at its heart, Helena has designed a unique experience which combines both pure ingredients with the radiance of seasonal summer ingredients. Filled with warm, refreshing and unique flavour combinations, the menu offers dishes such as heritage tomatoes with baby basil and sherry dressing; teff (gluten-free flour) pancakes topped with an invigorating golden drizzle; perfectly smoked courgettes with super seeds and restoring mushrooms on toast with herb salad. For those who have a sweet tooth, Helena Puolakka has created desserts which reflect the purity and youthful glow of Scandinavia including fresh pineapple with chilli and vanilla, alongside rejuvenating mango with rich coconut cream.

Taking place every Sunday, no brunch is complete without bubbles and cocktails, and Aster is offering Bloody Mary’s and Prosecco to complement the delicious vegan brunch dishes. Aster has partnered with Ketel One, an exceptionally smooth family-made vodka, to bring you the DIY Bloody Mary station where you can create a personalised vegan Bloody Mary with a selection of garnishes and flavours including  rosemary, paprika, cherry tomatoes and cooked asparagus. Revive your Sundays with their new vegan brunch offering, and take home a selection of complimentary goodies from Nordic skincare brand Lumene. With a loyal following in its native Finland, Lumene has begun to share its Nordic vision of beauty around the world, demonstrating that an exceptional glow is possible whatever your age, skin tone and type.