A new look and a new menu: Basco in Brunswick is back with a bang.
After being shut for some months due to a burst water main, the funky Sydney Road venue has reopened. The burst pipe turned out to be a blessing in disguise for owner Jamie Kadamani and his team, giving them the chance to refresh the restaurant menu and interior.
Tasty tacos and share plates with an Asian twist are on offer, and the cocktail list features an array of inventive concoctions, from infused tequila to the faithful espresso martini.
“Melbourne loves tacos and Asian flavours, so it made sense to bring them together,” Jamie says.
“The head chef and I discussed our appreciation for strong Asian flavours and how we could incorporate this into our tacos.”
“We just wanted to give the traditional taco a Melbourne flavour boost.”
Multiple tasting sessions coupled with input from staff and friends helped bring Basco’s new menu to life.
And there’s fresh décor to match the fresh menu too, with new seating, tables and a ceiling of parasols adding ‘zing’ to the venue.
“We wanted to add a little colour to the place as we did with the food… [to] freshen up the place,” Jamie says.
Customers got a sneak peak into the revamp at the Sydney Road Festival, where Basco’s stall was inundated with enthusiastic punters.
“The response was amazing. When you get people coming back 2 or 3 times, prepared to wait up to 20 minutes for a taco… it warmed the cockles of our heart as they say.”
Basco officially reopened on Thursday 30th March, so pop in and see what funky new food and drinks are on offer.
There’s something for all tastes, from the creatively named Chris P. Pawk (pork belly tacos) to the vegan KFC chicken, using cauliflower as a replacement.
The dishes are tasty, healthy and fresh, and, paired with a killer cocktail of your choice; it’s easy to see why people keep coming back.
Basco is open Wednesday – Sunday: 5.30pm – late at 307 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056.
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