The European summer isn’t far off, but if a plane ticket to the Amalfi Coast is out of reach and you can’t find a ride down to Sorrento before daylight saving runs out, hit up Carlton.
Johnny’s Green Room, the sweeping 200-person rooftop bar above iconic Italian restaurant and deli King & Godfree, is going full Mediterranean from March 3 to 29 with a coastline-inspired festival of food, fashion and design in partnership with Peroni.
Enter via the hidden elevator on King & Godfree Lane, where Melbourne street artist Stephen Baker has painted a new mural inspired by the world-famous, ultra-lush Parco dei Principi hotel in Rome. When you reach the top floor, you’ll be greeted by fresh air and 360-degree views of the city. The sea breezes will blow every Friday for DJ JNETT’s March residency. Over her 20-year career, the Melbourne icon has become one of the most recognised names in Australian dance music, with effervescent sets here and around the world blending house, disco, soul, reggae and funk. No matter the venue, JNETT always sustains a joyous atmosphere, from her regular sets on Melbourne’s Hope Street Radio to Meredith 2018.
Throughout March, Johnny’s bar menu of modern Italian snacks and drinks will also feature Peroni and cocktail specials, and on Monday nights you’ll be able to nab a beer and a pizza for just $10.
On March 21, Mitch Orr from Bondi’s CicciaBella – and former head chef at one of Sydney’s best pasta joints, the now-closed Acme – will host a rigatoni party, with all the sauce-filled tubes you could ask for.
The terrazzo-tiled peach and green space will be decorated with extra sunny accents thanks to local beachwear label Double Rainbouu, which will fill the space with large-scale prints of their signature floral motifs. More details here.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Peroni.