Crystalbrook Collection climbs to new heights with Rocco
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, has proudly unveiled Rocco; Cairns’ first and only rooftop bar and restaurant complete with 270-degree jaw-dropping views of the tropical city and the Coral Sea.
Rocco is all about atmosphere, detail and fun. Earthy tones and Mediterranean prints create Rocco’s warm ambience while a tropical oasis of greenery welcomes guests the moment they arrive. Printed textiles and ceramics add texture to the décor while candle vessels, brass and multiple timber tones provide influence from afar.
Rocco focuses on simple modern Mediterranean share dishes that provide perfect partners for herb and spice infused cocktails.
As with any good rooftop location, let’s start with the drinks. The menu features all of the classics, an extensive whiskey and Champagne menu along with some signatures. Topping the list is Puckerup with local Tablelands honey, freshly squeezed citrus, 666 Pure Vodka, pomegranate and aromatic rose blossom spritz garnished with dehydrated rose petals.
The Punch Pot (‘tea’ for two) has quickly become a local favourite, consisting of a Moroccan mint green tea reduction with Tanqueray Gin, served ritualistically from a vaporising tea pot.
The food menu fuses Mediterranean classics with more modern takes on the cuisine. Think herb and spice accented vegetables and mouth-watering rustic dips, all designed to enjoy over the share style food culture of the region.
Some of Rocco’s favourite share dishes include the grilled sumac calamari with tomato and coriander salsa and caramelised limes, falafels with jalapeno sauce and chorizo and finishing with the churro bites with chocolate dipping sauce.
Rocco’s concept design was developed by leading restaurant conceptualist SITE Hospitality. Interior design is by C T R L _.
For bookings or more information visit https://www.crystalbrookcollection.com/riley/food-and-drink/rocco
*Crystalbrook Collection farms its own beef at Crystalbrook Station, three hours inland from Cairns