Time to devour & indulge at Melbourne’s newest design hotel, the QT Melbourne. The hotly anticipated launch of the designer hotel QT Melbourne brings four vibrant additions to the city’s famed hospitality scene: Pascale Bar & Grill; The Cake Shop; and Hot Sauce Laneway Bar.
Pascale Bar & Grill, designed to pay homage to the ‘Paris-end’ of Collins Street, with its bold industrial chic and emphasis on high-fashion, will present an all-day affair, indulging its guests with an expansive, French-infused, Euro bistro inspired menu designed by QT Melbourne’s Executive Chef Paul Easson (QT Sydney’s Gowings Bar & Grill, Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne) in collaboration with QT Hotels Creative Food Director, Robert Marchetti, to satisfy and intrigue the developed palates of discerning foodies.
Thoughtfully designed, the open bustling kitchen will offer a glimpse into the creation of the dishes. The wood-fired ovens and tempting glass encased display playing host to the Madame of all patisseries.
Produce grown in QT Melbourne’s rooftop garden will feature on the menu alongside locally sourced ingredients selected by the QT Forager, Georgie Neale, ensuring quality and freshness for Executive Chef Paul Easson and his team’s artisan flair.
Pascale’s Bar is the hotel’s social hub, with a cocktail menu inspired by the lively New Orleans ‘French Quarter’, an extensive wine selection and a home-made collection of syrups, fusions and shrubs. Signature Classic cocktails will include a barrel-aged Vieux Carre, Espresso Martini with Cognac and ‘Spiced Pear’.
Not one for shying away from sweet treats, QT Melbourne will present the newest purveyor of temptation with the launch of The Cake Shop in which modern-day Marie Antoinette’s can rest their well (red) heeled feet after a full day of shopping. Featuring decadent and freshly made pastries from the patisserie kitchen, alongside a selection of bespoke 5 Senses Coffee, Tippity Teas, Mork Hot Chocolate and on-trend bottled cocktails, The Cake Shop promises to be the perfect pit-stop for an expertly prepared pick-me-up when wandering the city’s shops, or pre-dinner Martini before venturing upstairs to Pascal Bar & Grill.
For those looking to experience one of Melbourne’s infamous laneways, Hot Sauce Laneway Bar will do just the trick. Hot Sauce will crank up the cool factor with a series of Korean and Japanese inspired dishes. The intimate bar space accommodating 30 seats is set to be a late night haunt and favourite amongst the Melbourne hospo crowd with the neighbouring Tanto knife store – a high-end Japanese knife lovers’ paradise, selling beautifully crafted 10th generation Japanese knives while providing expert advice and chef knife sharpening facilities.
For more information on QT Hotels & Resorts, head to: www.qtmelbourne.com