Recipe Reveal: Gnocchi

February 2017

Bar Alto’s famous gnocchi Ingredients:  Desiree potatoes- 1.25 kg (skin on scrubbed and clean) Plain flour -  330 gm Salt- 20 gm   Method:  In a large pot cover potatoes with plenty of cold water and bring to a boil. Simmer till just cooked or a skewer or knife can pierce smoothly through and drain. [...]

Wine Pick of the Month

February 2017

2014 Marcarini Roero Arneis, Piedmont, Italy I never used to get Arneis.  You see it’s a low acid variety and that’s something that we ‘new worlders’ frequently get a bit perplexed by. In white wines if it doesn’t have ‘acid drive’ ‘a core of crisp acidity’ ‘acid backbone’ and so on it instantly gets relegated [...]

The Caprese Salad

January 2017

  Italian cuisine is immersed in the art of transforming simple, natural ingredients into something irresistible, a quality highlighted in our authentic Caprese salad. Lovers of Italian food Brisbane-wide will be well acquainted with this stunning summer dish, a simple combination of heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil, and organic olive oil. It’s believed the Caprese [...]

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like an Italian

December 2016

When it comes to celebrating a Brisbane New Year’s Eve, there are three key ingredients to put on the menu for a perfect night out: riverside views, delicious food and plentiful wine. Bars with balloon drops and crowded dance floors might be the ideal New Year’s Eve venues for some, but for those looking for [...]

Christmas at Bar Alto

October 2016

With the silly season fast approaching time is officially running out to lock in your end of year celebrations. So, if a sophisticated Brisbane function venue is at the top of your wish list, look no further than Bar Alto. Featuring superb river views, sleek modern interiors and authentic Italian fare, New Farm’s most desirable [...]