It’s dark, moody and it’s hidden behind an unidentified door in one of Melbourne’s laneways.
If you can find the entrance, which is not the easiest thing to do, but very fitting for the 1920s US Prohibition era, you will find that Eau de Vie is a cosy space that is tastefully decorated and abounds with mood and atmosphere. Dark enough to be mysterious, but bright enough to see what you are eating and drinking as well as the people you are there with – the whole place, including the staff, exudes class and mystery.
The staff members are well dressed, laid back, friendly and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to mixing alcohol and presenting your drink to you. The theatrics involved in the service of some cocktails is mesmerising and I dearly wished I could have stayed longer to eat, drink and see more.
Eau de Vie – 1 Malthouse Lane – http://www.eaudevie.com.au