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Italo Dining & Disco Club to Throw a Rigatoni Party on the Roof for One Night Only

Join us as we let the minds behind Italo Dining & Disco Club, Maurice Terzini (Icebergs, CicciaBella) and Giovanni Paradiso (Fratelli Paradiso) take over Johnny’s for a true Italian party on Saturday 21 March thanks to Peroni.

Feast on three types of classic rigatoni dishes thanks to Mitch Orr and Nic Wong from CicciaBella, Peroni beer, natural wines, pizza by the slice and a special ice cream sandwich by Orr and Pidapipo owner Lisa Valmorbida.

Taking care of the music on the night is none other than Mike Simonetti flown in all the way from NYC. Joining him will be Kali, the mind behind long-running Sydney institution Picnic and a formidable DJ herself.

It’ll be a truly bellissimo night with killer tunes, food and wine to match. Tickets start at$20 which includes entry to the party and a bottle of Peroni on arrival. They can be purchased here.

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Rigatoni alla Norma Recipe by Mitch Orr of CicciaBella, Bondi

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

SERVING: 6-8

INGREDIENTS

160ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

800 gm canned whole peeled tomatoes
1 tsp dried oregano
1 large eggplant (about 500gm), cut into 2cm cubes
600 gm rigatoni
1 cup (loosely packed) basil, coarsely torn, plus extra to garnish 2 buffalo mozzarella balls (125gm each), coarsely torn

METHOD

  1. Heat 50ml oil in a large saucepan over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, add garlic and cook until golden (1-2 minutes). Add tomatoes and oregano, season to taste and cook, breaking down tomatoes with a spoon, until sauce thickens (5-10 minutes).
  2. Heat half the remaining oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat and fry half the eggplant until golden and tender (5-7 minutes). Drain on absorbent paper or in a colander and repeat with remaining oil and eggplant. Add tomato sauce and keep warm.
  3. Cook fusilli in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente (10-15 minutes), then drain, reserving a little pasta water.
  4. Add basil, mozzarella and fusilli to tomato sauce and stir to combine. If the sauce is a bit dry, loosen it with a little reserved pasta water. Serve drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and scattered with basil.
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Melbourne Artist Stephen Baker Takes Over the Laneway Thanks to Peroni

As we speak, local Melbourne artist Stephen Baker is in the midst of completing a giant mural spanning three storeys in the King and Godfree Lane, thanks to Peroni. 

The mural draws on inspiration from our rooftop bar just above it, with the geometric design full of bright bold lines and shapes, filled in with a polished colour palette of pastel pinks, reds, whites and burgundy. Baker’s distinctive style of silhouettes greets you as you enter through the sliding doors to the roof, with a woman and man sitting opposite each other enjoying themselves at a bar.  

Due for completion in the coming weeks, we can’t wait for you to see Baker’s new piece – make sure you take a look next time you make your way up for a drink at Johnny’s.

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Johnny’s Rooftop Festival thanks to Peroni

Throughout the month of March, the rooftop will be transformed into a fun-filled festival celebrating all aspects of art, food, fashion and music thanks to Peroni.

Sydney fashion duo Double Rainbouu will be showing off their latest collection, JNETT will be taking over Friday nights as our special DJ in residence, Melbourne artist Stephen Baker will be taking over the walls in the K&G lane with a three-storey mural, and we will be hosting a Rigatoni Party with none other than Maurice Terzini and Gio Paradiso from Italo Disco & Dining Club.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you, stay up to date with everything happening on our Insta: @johnnysgreenroom & check out the full program here.

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Low-Cal and Sugar-Free Summer Cocktail Menu with Capi

Introducing a specially curated CAPI SODA+ cocktail menu, available all summer long. CAPI SODA+ launched late last year. It’s a range of no sugar, unsweetened flavoured sodas perfect for mixing. Due to its low-calorie nature, it is aimed at the health conscious who still value a great tasting drink over the warmer months. The range plays on citrus and herb blends including Lemon and Basil, Blood Orange and Sage, and Grapefruit and Rosemary. Thurman Wise, Head of Innovation at CAPI says that ‘working with citrus and herbs creates a balanced drink, yet the combinations we have played with provide an adult profile, elevating what consumers can experience when they make a simple vodka soda”.

 

Kicking off on Friday 17 January and continuing throughout the summer, we’re adding three new fun cocktails featuring CAPI SODA+ to our menu. The first cab off the rank, the ‘Summer Smash’ will feature Australian gin, lemon, cucumber and a splash of CAPI SODA+ Lemon and Basil. For a riff on the cocktail favourite Aperol Spritz, the ‘Senza Spritz’ will hit the spot. It’s made up of Aperol, orange juice and CAPI SODA+ Blood Orange and Sage.

 

The last CAPI SODA+ cocktail marries their Grapefruit and Rosemary flavour with Blanco tequila. It’s Johnny’s bartender Ben Croake’s favourite as it reminds him of his favourite summer cocktail, the Paloma. ‘The natural sweetness of Blanco tequila pairs extremely well with the bitterness of grapefruit to make an incredible cocktail that is not overly complicated’.

 

CAPI SODA+’s aim is to elevate summer drinking occasions, and while it’s aimed at the health conscious, it certainly won’t get between them and a good time.

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New Year’s Eve at Johnny’s Green Room

With unmatched views of Melbourne’s CBD, Carlton rooftop bar Johnny’s Green Room, located above King & Godfree, is the ultimate spot to celebrate the start of 2020. Only two floors up, Johnny’s provides the perfect viewpoint for the city’s iconic fireworks display without the hassle of joining crowds in the CBD.

The party kicks off at 8pm and will run into the early stages of the New Year’s Day with Hope St Radio providing the entertainment featuring DJ Danny Hotep on the decks.

An endless food and beverage package will keep you well fuelled throughout the night. Sink into a selection of delicious antipasto, fresh seafood and classic thin crust Neapolitan pizza by the slice. As you enter, oysters from Sydney Rock Oysters will be freshly shucked by the Johnny’s crew with other highlights including crumbed king prawns, cured salmon blini, tomato and scamorza arancini and a selection of sliders which includes a wagyu beef option as well a vegan option featuring chickpeas, sauerkrauts and red aioli.

Alongside a chilled glass of Louis Roderer Champagne, a selection of wine and beer will be on offer as well as a custom cocktail made specially for NYE party goers. Johnny’s has all the ingredients for the ultimate NYE party, guaranteeing you nothing but good times.

Tickets available now for $220 per person with limited availability.

Tickets are limited so book your spot now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nye-johnnys-tickets-83103309235 or at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/86625237417

 

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Johnny’s 1st Birthday

Johnny’s Green Room turned one in December 2019 and to celebrate, hosted a birthday bash with help from sponsors Aperol, CAPI, Peroni, Bandini Prosecco, Catalina Sounds and Rising. The party featured a live performance by Banoffee and DJ sets from Sui Zhen and Female Wizard.

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Pizza and Peroni Party Every Monday

To celebrate the new menu addition of pizzas at Johnny’s we are throwing a pizza party every Monday.

We have teamed up with Peroni to offer an icy cold pot of beer and a classic Neapolitan thin-crust pizza for only $15!

There are 7 pizzas to tuck into. Pizza’s include; the classic Margherita; n’duja with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and pickled onion; sausage with fresh mozzarella and rosemary.

This perfect pairing will kick off on Monday 18 November and will run for the duration of summer.

No need to book, just come upstairs to get a slice of the action.

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Drop Dead at Johnny’s

The best place to trick or treat this Halloween is Johnny’s Green Room as it transforms into an epically haunted space. Complete with a DJ set by Pocock, devilish cocktails and live art by Alice Oehr, the free event kicks off at 5pm on the rooftop. Costumes are more than encouraged, visit the event page here for more details.

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Grand Final Italian BBQ

To celebrate the Grand Final long weekend, Johnny’s Green Room hosted their Italian BBQ on the rooftop. The spit fired up to serve porchetta rolls and grilled seafood to accompany drinks, alongside tunes by Sky High DJ’s. With 5% of all ticket sales donated to the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, it was a long weekend celebration not to be missed.

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GQ Van Heusen Event

Leading men’s style magazine GQ Australia teamed up with Van Heusen for a private event held on the rooftop at Johnny’s Green Room. VH mentors Billy Slater, Nazeem Hussain and Curtis McGrath took the stage talking life and advice.

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NYE at Johnny’s Green Room

Bring in the New Year at Johnny’s Green Room with drinks, food, fireworks and good times. $85 ticket price includes our signature cocktail Johnny’s Smash on arrival, cicchetti prepared by K&G deli as the sun goes down and a glass of Louis Roederer champagne with the fireworks at midnight. Music all evening by Danny Hotep. Hit the link here to secure your tickets.

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Johnny’s Green Room Launch Party

The clouds parted for a perfect evening to celebrate the launch of Johnny’s Green Room at King & Godfree. Music live broadcasted by our friends at Hope St Radio with Danny Hotep, Makeda and a special live sunset performance by Oscar Key Sung. Visit our Facebook page for more pics from the night here.

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