From the team who delivered Salt Meats Cheese to lovers of Italian food across New South Wales and Queensland comes Eterna: a late-night venue celebrating the food of Rome, dished up in a venue inspired by the energy of New York!
Launching Thursday, July 30, Eterna is situated in the heart of Brisbane’s premier entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley, in the spot formerly occupied by Longtime.
A sophisticated yet laid-back venue for dinner and drinks (with lunch in the works), Eterna will spotlight authentic Roman recipes, in a setting and style that’s evocative of New York’s late-night dining and charming underground bars; we’re talking classic gin martinis, Cardinale cocktails (which is a Roman-style Negroni!), flowing wine, and snacks and pasta for all to enjoy until late!
On the menu, diners can look forward to pared-back flavours highlighting Rome’s gastronomic principles of great seasonal ingredients, simple preparations, and (of course) plenty of pasta, like the house-made tonnarello used in the cacio e pepe.
“When we decided on a Roman-style menu, we focused on the cornerstones of la cucina Romana,” says general manager, Rome-born Flavio Tripepi. “Our cacio e pepe and carbonara will be must-try dishes on the Eterna menu.”
As well as pasta, diners can look forward to Roman staples including suppli (a street-food style of arancini), and rustic pollo alla Romana and porchetta di Ariccia perfect for sharing with a group, while the dessert menu will feature a traditional crostata ricotta e visciole (ricotta and sour cherry cheesecake).
While their cultures might be different, Rome and New York share their late-night spirits… literally! The drinks will be flowing at Eterna, with local and Italian wines and classic cocktails pouring.
“We believe that food forms the essence of life,” says owner Stefano de Blasi. “With Eterna, we hope to provide a spot where people can make great memories, whatever occasion or meal they join us for!”
Though Eterna will come alive after dark, Flavio and Stefano look forward to welcoming local residents and workers for mid-week dinner and knock-offs as much as they hope to host special celebrations, family gatherings, and indulgent weekend feasts and dates!
Following its opening, Eterna will open from 5 pm to midnight Tuesdays-Thursdays, and until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays, with the kitchen open through to 11 pm.
A venue combining Roman flavours and New York-style in the heart of the Valley? Now that’s a recipe for a great night out.