Italian wine importers Giorgio De Maria and Mattia Dicati are set to open Paski Vineria Popolare on Oxford Street.
The restaurant and wine retail space will open on the 22 November and house a 400-bottle range of small-scale Italian wine imported by the pair.
“We can’t wait to have a physical place where everything is in one spot,” says De Maria. “Where customers can learn about and buy something from the person who sourced the wines themselves, and who knows each producer well.
“We’re offering a direct link to these winemakers, which will make for a really special experience.”
Each of the bottles will be arranged by producer instead of style to showcase the individuals behind the label such as Cantina Giardino, Le Coste, Pacina and many more.
In charge of the food and dining is Chef Enrico Tomelleri known for his previous stints at Ragazzi, Alberto’s Lounge and 10 William Street.
“The space is small, which is a challenge and also an opportunity to really focus,” says Tomelleri.
The venue will offer a refined selection of small Italian plates downstairs with charcuterie and cheeses in the style of an Italian enoteca, to cater to the walk-in crowd.
Upstairs in Paski Sopra, guests can expect handmade pastas such tortellini, Mediterranean seafood dishes and fresh carpaccio.
The restaurant wine list will feature rare and special drops in addition to the downstairs selection.
Paski Vineria Popolare will be taking walk-ins, while Paski Sopra upstairs will only take bookings via its website.
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