Like its name, the fit out of this latest Der Raum spin-off is very slick and let’s say Americano. That’s slick tiling and panelling. The narrow bar inset with copper. And the fact it’s very very exclusive, allowing only 15 people in at once. That means while you are there sipping you hanky panky (above) behind the shut gate, late coming friends have to wait in the cold with nothing but Melbourne’s smallest artspace, the Twenty by Thirty gallery, to amuse them. The good news is that it is open from 7am, for coffee and food if you insist on veering from a liquid only diet, around the corner from the dustbins. I’ll be back but suspect I’ll be enjoying Daniel Dorall’s exploration of the maze and the miniature (until June 30 at least) in the cold and the wrong side of closed bars rather than supping a zesty Chicago Fizz or feeding my caffeine habit.
Posts Categorized: Little Collins St
George Orwell's Moon Under Water versus the real thing
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A Mexican Table fights for Fitzroy St
There I am, sitting opposite someone who has had more botox than expected and a smooth, smooth forehead. It's the polar opposite to the chef to my left who has the hairline of Mel Gibson, the intensity of R[...]
- Amphora wine dinner in Gourmet TravellerMax Allen mentions our Amphora wine dinner being held at Virginia Plain next Tuesday in Gourmet Traveller: “A growing number of our most talented and adventurous winemakers are fermenting and maturing grapes in almost exactly the same way our distant ancestors made wine thousands of years ago – by throwing large bunches of grapes or […]
- Amphora dinner menuGlenn James from Ducks in a Row with T’Gallant’s Kevin McCarthy and the vessel used to make Pandora’s Amphora. What: Amphora Wine Dinner at Virginia Plain When: Tuesday 13 November 2012 7pm Where: Virginia Plain, 31 Flinders Lane (next to Cumulus Inc) How much: $110.00 (plus 30c booking fee) How to book: Booking only through […]
- Cult amphora wine dinner at Virginia PlainGlenn James from Ducks in a Row with T’Gallant’s Kevin McCarthy and the vessel used to make Pandora’s Amphora. What: Amphora Wine Dinner at Virginia Plain When: Tuesday 13 November 2012 7pm Where: Virginia Plain, 31 Flinders Lane (next to Cumulus Inc) How much: $110.00 (plus 30c booking fee) How to book: Booking only through […]
- Beer & Bird MenuDid I mention that I loved working with Ron O’Bryan? (yeh I think you did once or twice – Ed.) Here’s the menu for next Tuesday’s feast … turducken! pigeon! fried chicken! quail kiev! Deep Fried Gaytime !!! (no I’m not sure what that is either but it sounds darn nice and I’ll stop using […]