West Village welcomed foodie favourites Salt Meats Cheese and Gelato Messina to Laneway WV yesterday (Tuesday 3 July), hosting the gasto-mecca until the end of September to bring a taste of Italy to the 4101. To celebrate the opening, the laneway will host an “all you can eat” vegan pizza night on Thursday 5 July.

West Village Project Director Andrew Thompson said the pop up will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Laneway WV’s Salt Meats Cheese pop-up will offer fan-favourites such as their wood-fired pizzas and cheese wheel pasta,” said Andrew. “Think bruschetta with feta for breakfast, a generous bowl of Gnocchi Gorgonzola with Tarfuto for lunch, and crispy slices of Porchetta for dinner. Adding to the excitement, popular dessert makers Gelato Messina will be popping up in West Village during July, making Laneway WV Brisbane’s ultimate foodie destination.”

Drawing guests into the lane every morning from 7am with the aroma of freshly ground espresso and lattes will be the onsite roastery, manned by an expert Italian trained barista. Pairing perfectly will be delicate pastries from Montrachet. Alternatively locals can have their coffee shot in an espresso martini straight from the Salt Meats Cheese’s boutique container bar, curated by Sydney mixologists Archie Rose. Laneway goers will sip on native drops while listening to live music amongst a backdrop of lush greenery and twinkling fairy lights before looking to Gelato Messina to end the evening on a sweet note.

The month of July will see guests warm up with their exclusive hot chocolate, the Bombe Choc Alaska made rich with dulce de leche gelato and topped with toasted marshmallow. Served alongside this deluxe treat will be Gelato Messina’s custom-made mini gelato cakes. Passionfruit lovers will adore the cream cheese gelato creation Goin’ Round The Twist with passionfruit insert and yellow macaron, while the popular Dr Evil’s Magic Mushroom and Cocoa Peaks cakes are sure to satisfy.

Open seven days a week Laneway WV will bring a slice of Italian life to 97 Boundary Street in West End. Visit the West Village website for opening times.

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