Bar Paradox - Loro goes underground with Supernormal
“It’s at this time of year that Melbourne is truly at its best and we want to celebrate that energy and give people the opportunity to relish in the revelry of our city again,” says restaurateur Andrew McConnell.
There are few paradoxes as well received around Naarm than the super and the normal flavours of McConnell’s iconic eatery. But when you bring SUPERNORMAL and LORO together, the paradox is an out of the ordinary, very ordinary Melbourne bar experience.
Bar Paradox, a one-time collaboration between Melbourne’s casual dining heavyweight, SUPERNORMAL and our very own Orlando Marzo, is certain to get tongues wagging this Autumn. Open for only 13 nights, the dynamic underground bar will showcase the tight collection of Loro’s bespoke Bottled Cocktails –Olive Martini, Bergamot Negroni, Coffee Cocktail, and the Cherry & Cacao Manhattan to complement a short but epic snack menu. Think raw fish from the Sapphire Coast, a prawn roll featuring bonito mayonnaise and Tasmanian wasabi, a silken tofu and sesame cracker with avocado, and spiced peanuts with laver. A refined flavour match to Loro’s line-up.
But, the scene-stealer will be the signature Paradox Bramble. Honouring the flavours of Sth East Asia and staying grounded in Naarm, Loro has combined Tanqueray Royale blackcurrant gin, Australian native strawberry gum and makrut to elevate the traditional Bramble cocktail to a super-normal level.
Deep down the spiral staircase under SUPERNORMAL, Bar Paradox promises to be the perfect preamble to dinner, or a delicious, post-show climax for Comedy Festival goers, this is the below-deck-buzz the city’s been craving. Open for walk-ins only, choose to stay for a meal, or come for a few drinks and a pre or post-show snack, go deeper to be shaken by one of Melbourne’s newest IT bars.
Opening 11–24 April, 5:00pm till late
(Excluding Easter Monday)
180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (enter via Supernormal)