Brunetti Classico brings a new local to Drummond St
Just when you thought Lygon St legend Brunetti Classico couldn’t get any bigger in Carlton, a new concept boutique store will soon open at the rear of its current flagship store on Drummond St.
Inner City News caught up with Brunetti Classico owner Fabio Angele last month who gave us an exciting sneak peak of the new café where workers were busy putting on the final touches ahead of its long-awaited opening in December.
Located at the Drummond St entrance to Woolworths, Mr Angele said the new concept boutique would largely focus on a new takeaway style offering for patrons, with only limited seating to complement its established operations at Lygon Court.
“Drummond St will have a much smaller footprint to our flagship restaurant on Lygon St,” he said.
It’s only 40sqm and will seat approximately 10 people, [so] it’s designed for customers who are ready to try something new when they’re on the go.
Mr Angele said some of Brunetti Classico’s new menu items, that would be showcased at the Drummond St concept boutique, linked back to his family traditions.
“We are excited to launch a unique Roman sweet product, the Maritozzo, which our pastry chefs have spent a considerable amount of time developing and perfecting,” he said.
“It’s a centuries-old recipe, which my father Giorgio learnt when he worked in Rome 60 years ago. It is a beautiful light brioche, which is traditionally filled with a sweetened fresh cream, almost like an Aussie-style finger bun, but the Italian version.”
“Maritozzi originated in ancient Rome, and a traditional Italian romance story that is told is that men would propose to their love by placing a ring inside the Marriozzi. So, it’s a pastry that leads to marriage.”
“A range of Maritozzi flavours will be available at Drummond St, including tiramisu, biscoff caramel, zabaione, cookies and pistachio raspberry. We will also have a few savoury options filled with fresh cured meats and locally made cheeses, ideal for those seeking a quick takeaway lunch.”
With the rear entrance of Lygon Court attracting a more transient audience of locals, workers and shoppers, the new store will naturally come in handy for those in a rush and in desperate need of great coffee.
Brunetti Classico’s custom blend of Italian-style coffee, which is roasted by locals Griffith Bros, is sure to ignite the senses as soon as customers enter Brunetti Classico Drummond St.
“Patrons can pop in for their coffee of choice, whether it be an authentic espresso, macchiato, latte, cappuccino, and pair it perfectly with one of our signature treats, like a Maritozzo or Dolci,” Mr Angele said.
“At the boutique, we will also have a new style of croissant piped on the spot with your choice of flavour.”
Brunetti Classico on Drummond St will open from early December, seven days a week. •