Sassy.x Restaurant & Bar is set to be Melbourne’s hottest new restaurant! She’s generous (featuring a menu with over 60 dishes), stylish (with a stunning marble and timber fit-out) and accommodating (offering all-day brunch, lunch, dinner and desserts).
It’s the latest project from restaurant entrepreneur, Ele Troise, who has over 30 years experience in restaurant construction, sales and consulting in Melbourne.
Meet the team!
Owner Ele is the jack-of-all-trades inside Sassy.x. He’s a trained chef, pastry chef and barista, as well as having managerial experience, his expertise will lend itself well inside the kitchen and restaurant floor.
Speaking of the kitchen, Sassy.x’s Head Chef is Trent Kerr whose 20 years in the industry have seen him work at the likes of The European, Pronto Cafe and Side Pocket. Bringing an Asian influence into the kitchen is Chef ‘Bruce’ Tshewang Gyeltshen and together, these three gents have created a pretty exciting and diverse menu.
A menu that has it all?
Not one that can be categorised under a single cuisine, Sassy.x’s menu is one best described as European with an Asian influence.
“It’s not about one particular dish, it’s the number of dishes we’ve created, that we’re really proud of,” says Ele.
You’ll find treats like Coconut & Rosewater Tapioca Pudding and Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Falafels on the Brunch menu. Come nightfall, Vegan Beetroot Pizza, Blue Swimmer Crab Sliders and Pan-Fried Sweet Potato Gnocchi are on offer.
The venue itself?
Underneath an apartment complex, in a corner block across from North Melbourne train station, is Sassy.x. Comfortably seating 96 patrons and spread across 350m2, patrons will dine with a fantastic view of Docklands and the Melbourne Star, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.