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Christmas Trading Hours 2017

December 2017

Bar Alto bites are available for the holiday season, but there are a few changes to opening hours you should note. As always, we are closed on Mondays. In addition to this, we will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Bar Alto is open on New Year’s Eve for striking views [...]

Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena

October 2017

The beauty of Italian dining comes from its simplicity: a transformative ability to turn short ingredient lists into powerful, breathtaking dishes. From handmade pasta to slow-cooked ragu, Italian flavours come from the time and care taken by chefs and producers. Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena, or ‘Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena,’ highlights this skilful dedication. [...]

The unique history of pasta.

May 2017

With its food roots steeped in so much history, every element of an Italian meal holds a story. Pasta is an Italian icon, but did you know that different types of pasta hold unique stories of origin? Each of our pasta dishes spins a tale – from the roots of its name to its modern [...]

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 [...]