Palermo

A gem in the legal district

Palermo is the third South American restaurant in the group, joining San Telmo (Argentinian) and Pastuso (Peruvian). in Melbourne’s CBD. This restaurant is similar to San Telmo featuring an Argentinian menu and flame grilled meats supported by a range of Argentinian Piscos and wines. The restaurant is situated in the Western part of the city, in the legal district.

Palermo is a nod to the vibrant and eclectic barrio of the same name in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Split over two levels, with the second being a mezzanine, Palermo design elements include raw timbers, rich bespoke carpet, steel framing, a cow hide feature wall, retro black and white tiles, lighting fashioned using antique syphon bottles, a marble bar, and alluring portraits of Argentinian screen siren Coca Sarli. During Palermo’s construction, a mural from a previous restaurant – Marchetti’s Tuscan Grill – was discovered, an Italian scene commissioned in 1991 depicting “Tuscan hills ”. It will serve as a key focal point at Palermo.

Palermo’s showpiece is undoubtedly the blistering embers of its rustic red brick Asado fire pit. Akin to the traditional tailor-made Argentinean Parrilla grill, the Asado invites both spectacle and intimacy via a bed of searing flames and charcoal. Splaying whole raised beasts, the smouldering circular redbrick fire pit exudes a bush campfire feel, yet the mouth-watering slow roasting method stokes an unmistakably vibrant spirit.

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