Ashley-Maree Kent opens second venue Bar Rocco – hospitality

Chef and Restaurateur Ashley-Maree Kent has opened her second venue Bar Rocco in Brisbane’s Coorparoo.

Bar Rocco follows Kent’s first venue Ramona Trattoria which opened in 2022 and is positioned subsequent door to her newest enterprise.

The Italian restaurant and bar boasts a extra informal providing than its sibling venue in accordance with Kent, and is designed for visitors to linger longer with share-style plates.

The menu is a showcase of Mediterranean-style elements and flavours whereas additionally championing the venue’s wooden and coal grill by Samuel Fraraccio.

Friends can count on dishes akin to crocchette di patate; Cranium Island tiger prawns with capers, herbs and lemon; crumbed veal panino; and fiori di zucca fritti.

There’s additionally a devoted pizza and pizzetta menu that can be obtainable for takeaway.

On the drinks entrance, the wine listing spans throughout Australia and Europe with a collection of tipples open below Coravin plus a cocktail providing that serves riffs on classics alongside new creations.

“Bar Rocco is a welcoming place for locals to take pleasure in a pleasant European environment over a late afternoon drink or an beautiful culinary expertise in a extra informal setting,” says Kent.

“Like its massive sister, Ramona Trattoria, Bar Rocco will mirror my ardour for crafting genuine Italian dishes whereas including a twist of playfulness and allure.”

Bar Rocco additionally gives non-public occasions for 40 seated, or 50-60 cocktail-style.

Bar Rocco is now open Wednesday by means of to Saturday at 131 Leicester Avenue, Coorparoo, Qld.

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