The Ascot Vale favourite has reopened its doors.
After being forced to close to the public amidst the COVID-19 shutdowns, The Vale Bar & Eatery has reopened to the public. Not only will the Ascot Vale corner bar be dishing up old favourites once again, but it’s got a few new tricks up its sleeve, too.
The former pizza and wine bar will still offer its beloved slices – which will now be served as square, shareable bites – though Head Chef Sergio Tourn has concocted a creative new menu featuring a mix of comfort food and refined dishes.
The menu will focus on local produce and Australian native ingredients through a selection of seasonable dishes designed to be shared. The new offerings will also reflect Tourn’s Argentinian heritage through nods to South American flavours and cooking techniques.
Boasting a spread of delicious and inventive menu options, The Vale Bar and Eatery is now serving up the likes of flame-grilled octopus with roast potatoes and pickled chilli; house-cured kangaroo pastrami with beetroot relish and pickles; corn and smoked mozzarella croquettes with chipotle aioli and much more.
The drinks menu is just as broad, with over 80 wines and 20 beers on offer thanks to its Brunswick-based sister venue, Rascal. Ranging from minimal intervention wines to classic drops, you’re certain to find the perfect vino. And, ensuring nobody is left out, the summer months will feature a special house-made Dog Brew for your furry friends.
The Vale will also continue to support the community through exhibiting works by local artists and standing as a hub for community groups.
The Vale Bar and Eatery is open from 5pm until late from Wednesday – Saturday. Find it at 169 Union Road, Ascot Vale.
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