Sydney’s northern beaches are about to get an injection of delicious all day dining and drinking. From the start of April, award-winning bartender Kurtis Bosley will open his new bar and eatery, Corretto, on Dee Why Beach.
Billed as an all day European bar and eatery, Corretto is Bosley’s first venue on his own. In his previous role, Bosley oversaw bar operations for the Public House Management Group; this new venture will see him in the owner operator role and out on his own for the first time.
“We’re on the water there, the whole site looks straight out onto the beach, so obviously that aperitivo, brunch, light cocktails style will be a big push,” says Bosley.
As they’ve got a liquor licence that runs from open until their midnight close, low-ABV drinking is on the cards here.
“I’ve had [Mancino ambassador] Grazia [Di Franco] down to do some work with Mancino vermouth, she’s been able to assist with the brunch menu,” Bosley says. “The brunch menu is going to be very vermouth-focused, with fortified wines and low-ABV — I don’t like the term — and light, Spritzy long drinks. That moves into the after dark drinks, which will be spirit-forward, and we’re looking at how European-inspired drinking can be influenced by Australian native ingredients.”
Bosley says he’ll be foraging the beaches locally for ingredients like sea blight and sea lettuce, and working those into his drinks.
As for the name, well, that plays into the all day offering Bosley is bringing to the area.
“It’s Italian for corrected coffee,” Bosley says. “The old folks in the 1900s in Italy would sit outside at cafes, have an espresso, and then would have a grappa or Fernet-Branca and correct their coffee with booze. So the push for the space is about coffee, brunch, cocktails.”
Corretto opens at 24 The Strand, Dee Why Beach in early April.