The Grossi Family's New Late Night Bar and Laneway Makeover

The once grim Mornane Place has been given a makeover, including a new intimate wine bar from the team behind the iconic restaurant, Grossi Florentino.

Mornane Place has been livened up with street artwork by resident Melbourne artist Mike Maka (aka Makatron) based on seductive pasta slurping including hovering party lights providing a welcoming and intimate ambiance. Even the row of dumpsters has been taken care of, and are now hidden behind their purpose built compost-glass crushing garage.

Walk a little further to Arlechin. Previously the space was the ground floor of the State Trustees building, which turned into a storage facility for the Grossi's.

Enter Arlechin, transformed into an elegant subterranean space.  Designed by Six Degrees Architecture, the building has been remodeled to feel like you're in a wine cellar.  A white marble bar runs along one wall, with well-proportioned seating accommodating up to 40. Look up, and the ceiling has been hollowed out into a curved arc and lined with cork.

Offering small delectable bar snacks such as the smoked eel parfait, oysters and the more substantial bolognaise jaffle. For drinks, a feature marble bar fronts a colouful and tempting array of top shelf wine and spirits ready to create classic and newly designed cocktails by Joe Jones from nearby wine bar, Romeos Lane.

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01 Aug 2017