Ancient Greek Hospitality Reimagined at Fable Melbourne

We’re thrilled to be partnering with new hospitality venue Fable Melbourne for a cocktail making masterclass on the Hellenic Museum grounds. Running as part of our inaugural Hellenic Arts Fest, Fable’s Head Mixologist Alessandro Nardini will take guests through the creation of three distinct cocktails and his inspiration for them.

We sat down with Alessandro to learn more about his Italian heritage, his love of Greek mythology and passion for cocktail creation prior to the masterclass.

Alessandro Nardini. Photography Nicole Cleary

Hi Alessando, you’re originally from Rome. How does an Italian end up working at a Greek-inspired restaurant in Melbourne?

I landed in Australia five years ago. When I arrived, I wasn’t planning on staying in Melbourne but I fell in love with the city, the hospitality industry and opportunities here. With my background, I’ve been fortunate enough to work at some of Melbourne’s most notable bars including Beneath Driver Lane and Nick & Nora’s. I was looking for the next step in my career and wanted more of a say in the creative direction of the venue and its drinks side of the business. When the opportunity at Fable popped up, I jumped at the chance to join the team. The role would be challenging; launching a brand new hospitality venue in Melbourne is no mean feat. But Fable was built on the ashes of Melina on the Rooftop atop the Greek Community Building in the heart of Lonsdale Street