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May 15, 2024

Alto by San Carlo a stunning Sicilian Rooftop Escape

Alto by San Carlo, situated on the rooftop of London’s illustrious Selfridges, is not just a dining destination but a design marvel that effortlessly transports its visitors to a Sicilian paradise.

The space is a beautiful blend of traditional Sicilian elements with chic, modern accents. Picture whitewashed walls contrasted with rich, earthy tones, and terracotta tiles underfoot that lead you through a lush garden setting. Stunning plants and blooming flowers cascade around cosy, inviting seating areas, creating intimate spaces overlooking the bustling city skyline. This harmonious design not only captivates the eye but also soothes the soul, making you feel as though you’ve stepped into a secluded villa in Sicily. Every corner of Alto is thoughtfully designed to evoke a luxurious, laid-back vibe.

The culinary offerings at Alto are a testament to the rich flavours of Sicily. The menu, designed for sharing, encourages a sharing dining experience that is both engaging and delightful. Grilled Octopus with Lemon Balm stands out with its exceptional tenderness, offering a smoky depth that fits beautifully with the freshness of the lemon. The Truffle Arancini are sublime, with their crispy exteriors giving way to creamy, truffle-infused risotto that is utterly divine. The Sicilian Lemon Chicken is another standout, its skin is crispy with a zesty lemon and herb flavour that is extremely refreshing.

Drinks at Alto are created with the emphasis on quality and creativity. The cocktail menu features classics with a twist, like the Sicilian Negroni, enriched with local citrus and herbs that take the drink to new heights. Wine lovers will appreciate the carefully selected list of Italian wines, featuring both well-known labels and hidden gems from smaller vineyards. The highlight of the bar experience is undoubtedly the homemade limoncello, served chilled and bursting with sweet, zesty lemon flavour—the perfect after-dinner kick, to get you shopping-ready on the floors below!

The staff’s warmth and hospitality further enhance the dining experience, with first-class service that ensures the drinks keep flowing and every guest feels thoroughly pampered.

The rich history of the San Carlo family is renowned for bringing authentic Italian dining to the UK, Alto seamlessly combines the  high-end shopping with fabulous dining. The experience here is more than just a meal—it’s a journey to Sicily, not only through its flavours but through an immersive environment that rivals the picturesque settings of The White Lotus.

Whether it’s a celebration or a simple desire to escape the ordinary, Alto by San Carlo on Selfridges’ rooftop promises a memorable trip into the warmth and beauty of Sicily, making every visit spectacularly unforgettable.

W: San Carlo Selfridges

Written by Amber Lauren for Luxuria Lifestyle International

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