Nice, lying close to the Italian border on the Mediterranean coast of France has historically had more in common with Italy than France. Which is arguably the raison d'être behind Fratelli Fresh going “Fratelli French” as bartender Sebastian Vicente likes to describe it.
Leave surly service behind and travel to happy J-pop world. Shiny red vinyl bar stools offer the best vantage points to eyeball their streamlined operation (their initial store is in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley), and give you the opportunity to make friends with other diners.
After the raging success of their October-long Veuve Clicquot pop-up, Bullion Bar at The Mint, the Trippas White Group have cleverly relaunched the space with another bubbling golden liquid. Luckily I was on hand for the launch of their Moët & Chandon pop-up, as there were countless gold-plated goblets of Moët & Chandon Impérial to be consumed!