We here at Feels Botanical are excited of partnership with South Yarra’s newest, most beautiful hidden bar, Backroom! A rare gem in the Victorian cityscape, tucked underground behind a discrete concrete door on Melbourne’s famed Toorak Road, South Yarra’s Backroom offers a beautiful intimate space for a post-dinner tipple, late-night snack, or cocktail.
Adjoining the acclaimed Latin-influenced Lona Misa restaurant, Backroom was created as a space for collaboration, innovation and takeovers with flair. At launch, Back Room are debuting their first collaboration concept - an ‘All-Australian Takeover’ Featuring yours truly - Feels Botanical - along with Regal Rogue & CAPI soda. We’re talking an entire menu of 10 exclusive Feels Botanical cocktail creations (and even 5 snacks) led by Ovolo Hotel’s group creative culinary director Ian Curley; group creative drinks director and industry legend Andrea Gualdi (ex. Maybe Sammy); Lona Misa’s executive chef Isa Raku and bar manager Jordan Tredennick.
A sensorial journey through flavour, colour, texture and sound, the month-long takeover will highlight the versatility of Australian produce through a boundary-pushing snack and drink menu.
Words from our very own Feels creator Blake Kramer - “This concept is all about showcasing not only the quality, but also the versatility of these all-Australian products and ingredients. Each cocktail has been designed to let one hero brand shine, be it Regal Rogue, Feels or CAPI, with the other brands becoming equally delicious supporting acts, for a final product that is well-balanced and packed with delicious all-Australian flavours. Andrea and the team take a boundary pushing approach to everything they do, and this venue is no different, so it’s been a great experience to work with them on something really unique in Melbourne. Sustainably focussed, occasion-based drinking with some creative flair – we’re excited for people to check it out”.
Highlights from the cocktail menu include; a Regal Rogue Wild Rose Ricky (Regal Rogue Wild Rose, Feels Vivify, Capi Soda), a Feels Botanical Vivifying Martini (Feels Vivify, Regal Rogue Lively White, Orange Bitters), a Red Ricky highball (Regal Rogue Bold Red, Feels Vivify, Topped with Capi Grapefruit and Rosemary Soda Water) and Regal Revel Negroni (Feels Revel, Campari, Regal Rogue Bold Red, Orange Bitters).
This place is an absolute diamond on the south side of Melbourne so for those looking to hit the newest, hippest little zone in town come on by and enjoy some of their beautiful cocktail creations and unbeatably classy vibes. We highly recommend and hope you can make it down there this month for one of the best feels tasting experience on offer in Australia right now.