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A Dessert Bar and Urban Cellar Door Are Opening in the CBD's 80 Collins Food Precinct

They'll open alongside an urban farm by Pastuso's Alejandro Saravia and a Champagne bar by the Eau de Vie team.
By Libby Curran
April 23, 2019
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A Dessert Bar and Urban Cellar Door Are Opening in the CBD's 80 Collins Food Precinct

They'll open alongside an urban farm by Pastuso's Alejandro Saravia and a Champagne bar by the Eau de Vie team.
By Libby Curran
April 23, 2019
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The roll call of food favourites setting up shop at 80 Collins Street continues to grow, with four final venues announced for the $800 million CBD development.

Melbourne's already getting excited for new eateries from Chin Chin's Chris Lucas and Sepia's Martin Benn and Vicki Wild, Alejandro Saravia's new paddock-to-plate Farmer's Daughters restaurant and a Melbourne outpost of high-end cocktail and Champagne bar Nick and Nora's by the Eau de Vie team. Now, it's been revealed that Handpicked Wines, Glacé, Colours Bowls and Maverick will also be joining the party.

Handpicked Wines will launch its first Melbourne urban cellar door, showing off its award-winning range of drops. The site is set to boast a retail space and wine bar, dishing up cheese, charcuterie and vino for taking away or enjoying in. There'll be wine flights, workshops and barrel tastings, as well as a rotation of tap wines, with nifty refillable bottles to minimise waste.

The two-level Glacé venue will be a flagship for dessert queen Christy Tania's artisanal creations, complete with an open kitchen, a Parisian-inspired tea house and a dedicated dessert bar. This one's set to be a go-to for stunning cakes and sweet treats, lush high tea sessions and decadent dessert degustations.

Colours Bowls is the latest from young gun chef Charlie Carrington, riffing on his well-known Colours by Atlas concept. Mediterranean-inspired plant-based fare will reign supreme here, in a space inspired by Carrington's recent jaunts in Tel Aviv.

Glacé

Fronting Little Collins Street, Maverick will be the next offering from the minds behind Richmond's Mayday Coffee & Food and the original Petty Officer in Albert Park. The contemporary cafe is set to deliver ethically sourced specialty coffee from Axil and a creative menu filled with local, seasonal produce. The space itself is a warm, playful setting, that comes courtesy of Pitch Architecture & Developments.

Slated for completion in 2020, the 80 Collins development will also boast a futuristic new office tower, a 255-room boutique hotel and a luxury retail offering, alongside its star-studded hospitality precinct.

80 Collins Street is slated for completion in 2020.

Published on April 23, 2019 by Libby Curran

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