If anyone knows the recipe for a highly talked-about hospitality venue, it’s the Merivale crew. As always with the Hemmes empire’s new openings, there’s been a whole lot of buzz surrounding the launch of the group’s two latest ventures, opened on Oxford Street this spring. In the exposed sandstone basement space beneath Danielle Alvarez’s provincial masterpiece Fred’s, duo Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall are throwing down an innovative, produce-driven cocktail list, backed by an Alvarez-designed menu of clever bar snacks. The space, like Fred’s, is designed by Justin and Bettina Hemmes, Vince Alafaci and Caroline Chocker of ACME & Co., and styled by Amanda Talbot.
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