Wine a real focus at new Edinburgh bar

il calice

Edinburgh has a new bar in the shape of il Calice at 4 Picardy Place, formerly Clouds & Soil. This new venture from father and son Ronnie and Kyle Reid, who also own KLR & RCR International Ltd, is the latest edition to the city’s enoteca scene, serving an exclusive selection of wines that are sourced by the father and son duo.
Ronnie commented, “Wine is very much the focus at il Calice and we want our customers to be given the opportunity to explore the many wonderful vintages we import from Italy, as well as others we have hand-picked from around the globe.” They will also offer a well-edited cocktail list of modern classics and will serve a menu of Italian-inspired dishes.
The team at il Calice is led by general manager, Guiseppe Stella and assistant manager, Massimiliano Berardi, with the head chef, Alessandro Mestriner, joining the team from Venice.
Ronnie continued, “We are currently developing our menu of Italian-inspired dishes with our enthusiastic young chef from Venice. These small sharing plates are designed to enhance il Calice’s relaxed, convivial environment.”
This is the first stage of the renovation of the listed Georgian townhouse, as a second bar will be introduced on the first floor in October as well as a private bar and meeting room on the lower ground floor. In addition to this, four bedroom suites on both the upper floors of the building are due to open later this month.