riccardo ullio making changes at beleza lounge

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Beleza Lounge, a Brazilian inspired bar, will reopen on April 30 after minor renovations and with what hopes to be a stellar cocktail menu of nearly 40 new varieties.

Julie Steele, general manager at Lupe, had her hands full when we stopped by yesterday. There wasn’t an empty table at Lupe; a clear indication that restaurateur, Riccardo Ullio, did well in re-inventing and transforming Cuerno into Lupe.

“We closed Beleza to re-invent the drink list,” Steele said. Plans for a new mixologist and 40 specialty drinks have been the main focus of the re-conception.

The new drink menu will include several new sparkling cocktails and the use of liquid nitrogen and caviar. Guests can also expect to enjoy cocktails that were previously offered, the classic Brazilian cocktails, Envy being one of them.

“We will not be serving food initially,” Steele added when asked about changes to the menu. Plans for antipastos and cheese platters in the future are well underway but for now, Beleza’s focus is going to be cocktails.

Beleza Lounge went through minor interior renovations a few months ago. The plant wall was removed and replaced with sculptures and the interior colors are now gold and brown instead of stark white to provide a darker and more intimate atmosphere.

With rumor that Beleza Lounge has been hanging by a thread, Ullio might be able to redeem his diamond in the ruff and revive it in the same way he revived Cuerno. There’s always wishful thinking!

Beleza Lounge
905 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak