NEW COCKTAIL BAR, ALMA, TO OPEN IN SOHO THIS NOVEMBER
From the team behind Sucre, comes a new cocktail bar, Alma. Set to open in the heart of London’s Soho this November, the bar will be led by Tony Pescatori, previously at The Nightjar, in the subterranean space beneath the highly successful Argentinian restaurant from Fernando Trocca. The newest addition to Soho’s nightlife scene will offer a progressive drinks menu, soundtracked to the rhythms of disco, funk and soul, played on wax, five nights a week in a luxurious, yet relaxed setting.
Pescatori, driven by his love for bold experimentation and passion for craft, has created an innovative menu that will showcase his appreciation for forgotten flavours and ingredients that span the globe, from Yemeni Myrrh to Ming River Baijiu.
The drinks list might include:
Ciroc Vodka, Fresh Date and Mango Juice, Yemeni Myrrh, Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne
Apostoles Gin, Htheoria Midi Fauve, Roots Mastiha, Alma-made Coconut Kefir, Ethiopian Korekima Spice, Holy Basil
Chivas Mizunara Whisky, Ming River Baijiu, Osmanthus Tea, Makrut Lime & Green Szechuan, Umeboshi Preserved plum
Trois Rivières Agricole Rum, Grand Marnier, Ethiopia Women's Bulessa Cold Brew Coffee, A Splash of Wray & Nephew Rum, Amaro Santoni, Ethiopian Korekima spice
“I’m thrilled to launch Alma, alongside a strong team of creative legends, mixing a variety of skill sets and driven by empathy, great vibes and a passion for the craft of drink-making,” says Pescatori.
Pescatori’s journey in hospitality started at the young age of 13 in his native Italy. He joined the team at Shoreditch House in 2010 before moving to The Nightjar in 2012, where he gained recognition across London. Whilst developing some of the most ambitious cocktail menus at many influential party spots in London, Pescatori turned his passion for drink design into something more, venturing into creative content creation, as well as leading seminars, workshops and takeovers in over 30 countries. Now, he brings his expertise to Soho with Alma, celebrating forgotten traditions and lost crafts of bygone eras in the form of an eclectic cocktail list.
Designed by Victoria Vogel, the Alma interiors pay homage to the 1970s with a playful elevation on the original brickwork and raw materials by accentuating original features dating back to the 18th century, whilst incorporating new materials including soft corduroys and velvets, set alongside bronze mirrors and mid-century style wooden veneers.
The bar will offer a sharing-style off-shoot menu of the dishes upstairs. The bar snacks and small plates will include the likes of signature Cheese and onion empanadas, Mini stone bass tostadas, Pork belly and spiced pineapple sandwiches.
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