Florence Rooftop Bar – Summer Relaunch

Florence Rooftop Bar recently celebrated their first birthday in spectacular style, relaunching their revamped rooftop bar with an evening of DJ’s, canapes and of course, cocktails!

Florence Rooftop Bar takes the term ‘hidden gem’ to the next level, nestled above Kaffana restaurant along Gilbert Place in the heart of Adelaide.

Established in October of 2017, Florence offers “a little piece of Europe in Adelaide” with its exposed earthy stone walls, luxuriant greenery and views of the cityscape.

Co-owner Dav Ernszt said that the new and improved rooftop bar had been reinvented just in time for the summer silly season.

To celebrate their summer relaunch, we were invited to taste test some of the marvellous alcoholic concoctions on their cocktail menu and behold all that their rooftop has to offer.

The lovely waiting staff greeted us with bubbly upon arrival, allowing us to soak up the ambient atmosphere, sit back and relax on one of their long tables or cosy corner booths.

Whilst soaking up the evening sunbeams that trickled through the city skyline, we nibbled on several grazing platters elaborately decorated with cheeses, meats and fresh seasonal fruits.

Kudos goes to their head chef, who cooked up a concession of delightful canapes that satisfied everyone’s dinner cravings and further enhanced Florence’s European vibe.

Canapes consisted of Arancini Balls with a pesto centre, succulent Chicken Kebabs, and hand-rolled Chevapchichis, all of which came with their signature spicy carrot dipping sauce.

Offering an extensive two-page spread of cocktails on their menu, after much careful deliberation we decided upon ordering the Pineapple Cloud and the Elderflower Spritz.

For a much-needed summer refreshment, the Pineapple Cloud offers a sweet and fruity mix of vodka, St. Germain, pineapple and lemon with plenty of ice.

Gin lovers can rejoice and enjoy the Elderflower Spritz, which combines gin, prosecco and St. Germain with a decorative touch of cucumber and lime.

In addition to all your favourite sparkling, white, rosé and red options, other cocktails on their endless menu range from Sazeracs and Sidecars, to French 75’s and Spiced Pear Daquiris.

Florence Rooftop Bar has something for everyone, offering Wednesday cigar nights, Thursday evening tastings, ‘Florence Fridays’ featuring resident DJ’s, and Saturday cocktail specials all night long.

Florence Rooftop Bar is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm, Fridays 2:30pm onwards, and Saturdays 5pm to late.

Words by Tayla Giles

WHERE: 27-29 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

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