Three’s The Charm!

Omne trium perfectum is not quite the same as Abracadabra, but the literal translation of this Latin phrase means ‘the rule of three’. And, as most of us know, magical things come in threes!


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Remember when Cinderella’s fairy godmother granted her three wishes with her magic wand to whisk her from the dank cellar where she spent her days, in a never ending cycle of drudgery, to the glamour of the Royal Ball? Three was the magical number, and with a wave of fairy sparkle – a magnificent carriage drawn by white horses, a beautiful gown, and magical glass slippers – miraculously appeared.


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Things got a bit complicated, especially when the evil three – her ugly step-mother and step-sisters – tried to thwart her chances but love triumphed in the end, and Cinderella and her Prince Charming lived happily ever after!


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Fairy tales and Hollywood blockbusters acknowledge the magic of three – and things that come thrice are inherently more satisfying and effective than any other number of things.

So to spread the love this Valentine’s Day (Sunday 14 February), Stokehouse Q will offer patrons the option of choosing one of three sittings to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.


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  • 5:30pm to 8:00pm – aimed at love birds who are also early-birds.
  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm – for groups of four or more – an excellent choice for singletons – why should ‘pairs’ have all the fun?
  • 8:30pm – perfect for loved up night owls!

The Stokehouse Q team have custom designed a three course menu, which will be paired with 2004 Domaine Chandon ‘Prestige Cuvée’ Sparkling, plus Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cape Mentelle Cabernet Merlot, as well as the Midnight Kiss Cocktail and a selection of beers. This all-inclusive menu is $220 per person.


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Why not call Stokehouse Q today and reserve your place at one of these three sittings, which suits you and your loved one (or three or more!) best this Valentine’s Day?

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”


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John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne.


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