Inside this unassuming little CBD bar you’ll find an atmospheric, cosy and carefully selected wine store with tables and chairs nestled among the bottles. Sommelier Jeremy Prus, who is responsible for the masterfully constructed, edgy list, lives up to his growing reputation as a respected wine buyer and palate. “We’re proud to offer these wines,” declares the by-the-glass list, which immediately makes you feel good about what’s to come: older wines, international, natural, domestic, premium, value, boutique, cult and rare… all with an accuracy of vintage, and most available by the half glass. The pricing is varied – due to their license, they are able to offer bottleshop prices plus a $10 corkage to drink there. They run tastings weekly and special offers via their mailing list as well. The list offers 450 wines. It’s moderately sized, but expertly put together. It touches on each region around the world with something in most styles and price ranges. Lalla Rookh is totally exciting and shouldn’t be missed.
Lalla Rookh Wine Store
CUISINE Modern Wine Bar
WINE LIST Jeremy Prus
WINEs ON LIST 450 (45 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($90-$10 by the glass)
The list begins with an exemplary international collection by the glass – standard and premium sets with the latter offered in half (60ml) and full (120ml) glasses. Thoughtfully curated by Jeremy Prus to sit on the cutting edge with sustainability a significant influence on choice. Still classics from around the globe are a presence. Dine in with Joel Valvasori’s delicious take on modern Italian.