QT's Secret Garden with Dal Zotto
Wander into this hidden rooftop bar for an Italian-inspired soiree, featuring local prosecco, vintage tunes and bocce.
For its 2021–22 iteration, QT Melbourne's rooftop hideout has been reimagined as a vibrant, Italian-inspired oasis embodying the motto of la dolce vita. The new-look Secret Garden is now open for walk-ins, serving up Euro-inspired snacks, vino, tunes and a healthy dose of art until the end of summer.
A collaboration with King Valley's Dal Zotto Wines headlines an all-Victorian offering of eats and drinks, with the celebrated winemaker pouring a selection of its Italian-leaning signature drops — sí, that includes plenty of prosecco. There are beers from Beechworth's Bridge Road Brewers, gin and limoncello courtesy of Bass & Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula, and salumi from The Meat Room in Kilmore, Central Victoria.
While you're sipping and snacking beneath the festoon lights, you'll also get to soak up the large-scale artistic offerings of artist Rowena Martinich. There'll be bocce for those seeking some friendly competition, plus a soundtrack heavy on 1920s Italia from QT's music collaborator Andrew Lewis.
Catch Secret Garden from 2pm–late, Thursday–Sunday.
Images: Hayden Dib