Patsy’s is an all-new enterprise with a give attention to good wine and meat-free eating. Transferring exterior the traditional wine bar stuffed with cold-cut heavy charcuterie boards, the freshly minted bar—which is ready to open on Franklin Avenue on Wednesday 8 December—is located simply throughout the street from the Queen Victoria Market within the CBD.
The brand new wine bar is the newest undertaking from the staff behind two of the Mornington Peninsula’s high eating places: Donna Maria which is located on the entrance of Flinders, and Bistro Elba on the principle stretch of Sorrento. This would be the first CBD enterprise for the collective and so they’ll be leaning closely on a Northern Mediterranean-style the place wine is served by the glass and a Euro-leaning menu of meat-free dishes.
“We’re not taking meat out; we’re simply not utilizing it,” says co-owner Clinton Trevisi, Patsy’s will comply with go well with of its sibling venues with a give attention to native produce sourced each from their backyard in Daylesford in addition to from the neighbouring Queen Vic. What goes on a menu at a meat-free wine bar, one may ask; head chef Dallas Reilly has curated a refined menu of dishes impressed by means of the areas of the Mediterranean together with Spain, Italy, Greece, and southern France.
Style and texture is on the forefront of the menu, with regional specialities like ‘Pane Cunzato’ a Sicilian-style bread that’s topped with broad beans, goat’s milk ricotta and almond, or the extra Spanish-inspired ‘Empanada Gallegal’ a Kipfler potato that has been stuffed right into a tomato crammed filo pastry with a sofrito sauce. Wine director, Sebastian Zotti labored carefully with Dallas to meticulously pair the 18 plus wines with every dish; making certain that the evolving wine record highlights the flavours and showcases the standard of the produce.
Housed in a two-storey Twenties Artwork Deco constructing, Patsy’s is totally beautiful and has obtained a full restoration that celebrates its earlier glory. Downstairs, wine bottles line the partitions, the complete area has a slow-pace and alluring nature with polished concrete flooring, uncovered brick and beams and an extended bar with vintage stain glass. Upstairs is a extra quiet and intimate expertise with hand-painted partitions, frosted home windows, and quaint marble tables, excellent for a few plates and some glasses of wine.
Patsy’s will likely be opening formally on Wednesday 8 December and is walk-in just for downstairs with reserving accessible for the upstairs area.
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