Beer, Whisky, Cocktails, Coffee, and Gourmet Grub – Treefolk’s Public House is one of the hottest new openings this month in Rome
Born from the union of four well-known players in the Roman bar scene, Andrea and Alessandro Buresti (of the historic English pub, Treefolk’s Whiskey & Beer), Simone Casadio, and Claudio Moreschini (former director of Lochness Pub).
With one of the largest Whiskey and Cask bars in Rome, Treefolk’s is version 2.0 of the classic public house. The space has a 1920’s England feel divided into three different rooms – all distinct. There’s the Cask Bar featuring 12 pumps of brews and 8 beers on tap, the Scotch Room – where you can find some of the best Whiskey labels on a beautiful display (a selection of 500 labels and 60 labels of discontinued vintage whiskey to be more precise), and lastly the Camino Room, decked out with Chesterfield sofas, brown leather chairs and Persian rugs where you can have a more formal sit-down dining experience. Although this is one of those few places in Rome where you’ll actually want to dine at the bar counter.
An English pub that’s more of a gourmet restaurant, Treefolk’s takes the term gastropub to a whole new level. The young and talented Chef Valerio Mattaccini has created innovative dishes from his concept of zero waste and use of local products, taking inspiration from both traditional pub food and Italian cuisine. Salted pies adapted to Italian products and recipes – from chicken alla cacciatora pie to the really Roman Maritozzi picchiapo’ (WOW). You’ll find all of those traditional comfort foods with an Italian twist.
The menu ranges from “street dishes” like crocchette alla vaccinara, finger foods like chicken lollipops, oysters, and gourmet burgers to a full-course dinner menu of truly unique dishes. There’s even a Treefolk’s Tasting Menu (choice of three) from the kitchen, from the farm, and from the sea. Pastry Chef Barbara Meloni does an equally impressive job at revamping all types of sweet and savory goodies from breakfast to dessert. And they also offer a traditional “English breakfast” of eggs, beans, tomatoes, and sausage. Literally, any type of food – or meal – can be found at Treefolk’s Public House.
Food & Bar Manager, Michele Ferruccio is the man behind the bar menu concept as well as the main presence on the floor at Treefolk’s. He orchestrates the room as seamless as the menu he created, welcoming his guests as if they were entering his own living room. Every item on the menu was carefully designed to introduce you to a familiar concept redefined, incorporating untraditional – almost eclectic elements into the mix. Each cocktail – classic or whiskey-based – represents a different country, which can be seen with the “Panzanella Borghese” from Italy (with Seven Hills Italian Gin and Panzanella cordiale) or the “Michelada Treefolks” representing Mexico with tequila, beer lager and their Mexican bloody mix. Some even incorporate their specially brewed cafe – like the ‘”Negroyster” made of Scotch whiskey, coffee selected by café-master Massimo Carpineti and Stout beer, of course paired with oysters. Also unique is the Treefolk’s Public House takeaway cans with collectible graphics – containing beers, cocktails on tap, homemade bitters, and coffees (also available for purchase on their website).
Treefolk’s Public House is a contrast of classic and modern, British meets Italian, with an abundance of offerings ranging from low abv cocktails, a menu with 6 different types of Blood Mary’s and during aperitivo time, three small samples off the food menu accompanies each drink. And as per the famous English tradition – they also have afternoon tea.
The perfect place at any time during the day, for afterwork aperitivo, dinner or after-dinner drinks, Treefolk’s Public House is a welcomed new addition to the up and coming food and beverage scene taking place in Rome right now.