It’s shaping up to be a very Latin American summer. Last week, Arbory Afloat kicked off its latest season, debuting a new menu and look inspired by Mexico. Now, Kickon Group, the team that led the massive relaunch of Sorrento’s Continental Hotel, has announced Pincho Disco, an ambitious Collingwood venue celebrating the dishes and drinks of Central and South America.
“The dishes and tradition of Latin America offer so much excitement, and a diverse continent of flavours to explore,” said Kickon Group’s culinary director Jake Furst in a statement. “There’s incredible depth to the cuisine of each country – expect plenty of fun creations that will offer the unexpected.”
The dining format will be predominantly share-style; we presume pinchos, a tapas-style snack usually held together by a wooden skewer (also known as pintxos, in Spain’s Basque country), will make prominent appearances throughout the menu. There’ll also be a raw bar dedicated to Latin American seafood classics. Expect a ceviche of the day, as well as a rotating roster of dishes such as kingfish cannelloni with caviar and snapper carpaccio.
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While most of the menu will inevitably skew towards Latin America’s Spanish-speaking countries, Brazil will likely be the star of the drinks list, which takes its cue from festivals such as Rio de Janeiro’s iconic carnival. We're looking forward to seeing plenty of types of cachacas and Caipirinhas.
While Furst and his crew will be covering the pincho side of things, design practice Studio Tate is bringing the disco energy, with a bright, boisterous, colourful and very summer-friendly brief.
Pincho Disco is opening in November at 16 Langridge Street, Collingwood.