One of the lesser known bars in the State Buildings, the Treasury Lounge and Bar, part of the COMO Treasury Hotel, is a little haven of peace away from the bustle of the others bars and dining places in the complex.
Made up of a number of rooms, stylishly furnished and decorated with the wonderful art of Philippa Nikulinsky, a bar to one end, it has views from the front and side windows to the Cathedral alongside and Stirling Gardens across the Terrace.
Dropping in for a post prandial drink we ordered between us a glass of Deep Woods rosé for Lady FWO and a refreshing gin and tonic for me.
The rosé – one of the best going around – is a blend of Margaret River Tempranillo, Shiraz and Grenache and has a delicate salmon blush. The bouquet is redolent of sour cherries and fresh strawberries, while the crisp, elegant palate is alive with flavours of strawberries and raspberries, a savoury edge leading to a long finish.
The G&T was made with the fabulous Hippocampus gin – loads of juniper and orange notes, freshened up with a slice of juicy pink grapefruit- was a perfect afternoon tipple.
Once again the Treasury Lounge impressed with its gently understated refined and cultivated style – quite the perfect place to sit back and relax.