Say hello to our little friend: Bar Pacino | Gourmand and Gourmet

Say hello to our little friend: Bar Pacino

There’s a new boss in town, and they’re serving up sleek, stylish, sophisticated Sicilian fare at the best spot on the Brisbane River. Roam down to the pier and find yourself a spot at Bar Pacino, the newest venture from the Petroccitto Family. Custom designed, this bar and restaurant is kitted out in a traditionally inspired Italian design with floor to ceiling glass for perfect river views. Custom created cocktails, fine Italian wines and a menu fit for The Godfather himself are just the icing on the cake. Expresso yourself over coffee with colleagues during the day, or drape yourself in swanky night time get-up and have olive your prayers answered by a signature cocktail and a Pacino share plate or antipasto platter, bursting with Sicilian flavour. Or order yourself a plate of the baked, house made Italian meatballs with homemade napolitana sauce served with parmesan, fresh herbs and toasted focaccia, and top it off with a serve of the crumbed Sicilian green olives stuffed with soft feta (drool). barpacinobrisbanerestaurants2-2If you want to Instagram a picture of something delicious and enviable, we would suggest ordering some of the bar’s cocktail goodness to adorn one hand (or both, why not?). Being the new summer spot on the river, Bar Pacino can help you get into the spirit of the season with a Profane Love, blended Ciroc  Vodka combined with fresh fruit juices to create the perfect summer cocktail, or a Lady Justice, a fruity punch-like summer cocktail with an absinthe and cherry twist – the cherry on top of a very classy evening. But if you’re not a night owl, and breakfast is more your jam, Bar Pacino just keeps giving with an outrageous selection of brekky favourites like seasonal fruit platters, smashed avo and lemon, and eggs any way you like them. If you’re in need of a serious feed before a long work day, the signature breakfast, The Pacino, would be our pick, sporting a plate full of eggs any way, pork and fennel sausage (oh how Italian), bacon, haloumi, mushrooms, slow roasted tomato and pane de casa toast. If you thought that was a mouthful, wait until you try and tackle it. We wish we could share their entire menu with you, it’s just that good, but you’ll just have to visit to see for yourself! Bar Pacino are open from 6.30am until late, so there are plenty of hours in the day to try them out this summer. Words by Lucille Burkitt