Enter into Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio near Melbourne and you’re entering into ‘a place where you can always expect the unexpected’. Or so say owners Ian Burch and Darren Purchese. And from the looks of things, they’re not lying. Here, science is fused with sweetness to create a multi-sensory experience where tastes and textures are explored and contemporary technologies meet baking traditions.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to hang out in an old-school speakeasy, now you’ve got the chance to find out. Enter Bar Americano. Located in an alleyway off an alleyway in Melbourne, this tiny new space mashes up European culture with American prohibition era bars. Here, Italian aperitivo-inspired drinks meet American vintage cocktails all churned out by a solid team of imaginative barmen, artists, patissers, and chefs.