Nina Ferro @ Tetto Di Carolina
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About the Event
Tetto Di Carolina is a first-floor cocktail spot that sits above its sibling, Italian diner Bar Carolina. Tetto – which means “roof” in Italian – is elegant and refined, but comfortable enough to relax in, too.
On Sundays, this classy establishment goes one better by featuring some of Melbourne's most exquisite Jazz Singers accompanied by Mark Fitzgibbon on Piano and Phillip Rex on Double Bass.
The drinks menu has Italian-influenced cocktail classics, along with an extensive European wine list. Try the American Beauty — part Americano and part Spritz, with Campari-like Select Aperitivo, Maidenii vermouth, strawberry-jasmine syrup and prosecco. And if you’re loyal to the Espresso Martini, sip the Cafe Decadente, made with Amaro Montenegro, white-chocolate cream, coffee and nutmeg.
The food is traditional Italian with a few unusual riffs. Scallop carpaccio comes with honey fermented yuzu, coral-like squid-ink tapioca crisps and bitter dandelion. And there’s even an homage to the KFC Zinger Burger — a brioche bun filled with is buttermilk-brined fried chicken, pickles, fennel coleslaw and a lip-tingling spike of chilli.
The space is by designer Chris Connell (Agostino, Duke’s Coffee Roasters, and Bar Carolina, and draws influence from cocktail bars in Italy and Europe. Its six-metre bar is made from walnut, with handmade walnut stools to perch on, and white terrazzo tiles underfoot. At the other end of the room are plush, silvery-grey leather booths and banksia-esque light fittings.
Table Bookings Advisable: Phone: (03) 9867 7954