Gastrology bloggers were recently invited to a lively tasting of the 'Swedish Flavours of Summer' at Melbourne’s Nordic Bar, duNORD.
DuNORD is a Nordic inspired cocktail bar located in one of Melbourne’s iconic heritage buildings in the heart of the CBD. Amidst the blonde wood furnishings, exposed brick, recycled steel and clean line design, patrons are transported to a chic Northern European haven.
We tasted 4 of duNORD's popular tipples - Honey Whit, The Nordic Nest, Peachy Keen and D.I.Y. Raspberry Collins.
The cocktails were very interesting and had a distinct Swedish influence.
The man behind the cocktails at duNORD is owner and Swedish expat, Thomas Kiltorp. Thomas is highly regarded and respected in the Australian and global hospitality scene.
His professional resume boasts a “Bartender of the Year” award from the Age Good Food Guide (2001), Brand Ambassador for Bacardi’s entire portfolio including Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin and Bacardi Rum, Australian Bar Awards Judge (2004 -2005) and executive roles with some of London’s top cocktail bars including Zeta Bar & Zack Bar.
Thomas was also instrumental in venue openings and the success of some of Melbourne’s premier drinking destinations including The Collection Bar, The Emerald Peacock and The Red Hummingbird.
A bar snack menu of traditional Swedish foods including Swedish Meatballs served with creamy mash potato and lingonberry are available, along with Swedish street foods and Pork Sliders.
Having a go at the D.I.Y. Raspberry Collins
Our summer cocktail tasting at duNORD ended with guests making and shaking their own Raspberry Collins...
...And drinking it of course!
Nordic inspired cocktail bar duNORD offers drinking enthusiasts the chance to discover their inner Scandinavian. With Nordic inspired cocktails that change every month and weekly rotations of Market Price Cocktails, duNORD is the perfect spot for a relaxing beverage with friends.