The luxurious Ritz-Carlton opened its doors in Melbourne earlier this year. Stretching 80 storeys high, this lavish hotel features 257 elegant guest rooms, a dreamy infinity pool, and incredible dining experiences. One of them is the signature bar, Cameo. This intimate bar offers uninterrupted views of the city, with floor-to-ceiling windows on the 80th floor. Sip on a cocktail or two and discover some rare and antique spirits. Cameo at The Ritz-Carlton is now open.
Cameo at The Ritz-Carlton
Gaze at the cityscape and indulge in Cameo’s intriguing drinks menu. Dubbed ‘The Immortal Collection’, this menu was designed and curated by Michael and Zara Madrusan, the same creative team behind The Everleigh, Bar Margaux and Heartbreaker.
Throughout the list, you’ll feel transported back in time as you discover some truly classic cocktails. At the moment, there’s nine available to try, available in full sizes or half serves in case you’d like just a taste.
The oldest item on the menu is the 1917 Sidecar, made from 1917 Calvet Grande Champagne Cognac, Cointreau and lemon. There’s other classics to try too, including a Manhattan from 1931, an Old Fashioned with bourbon from 1930 and a martini with gin from 1943. Each cocktail is presented as a work of art, with theatrical elements, including a ceremonial service and complete attention to detail.
Alongside the cocktails, you’ll find rarities from the cellar, including a J. Calvet & Co. Vintage Cognac Grande Champagne 1917 Vintage. There’s also a second ‘Fine & Rare’ list, which features signature cocktails made with premium spirits. Try the Cameo Buck and Grande Margarita, as well as elevated classics like the Pharmaceutical Stimulant and the Tattletale.
Alongside the cocktails, snack on something from the bar menu. They’ve got an edited list of seasonal treats with native ingredients to complement your drinking experience.
Cameo is open at The Ritz-Carlton from Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm till late. Learn more here.