An Australian Brings Americana to His New York Bar

New Yorkers have recently become accustomed to Australians’ bringing their flat whites and foodways to the city, particularly at cafes. Jason Scott, a Sydney transplant, has a different idea: He’s going to bring America to New York.

Mr. Scott, 44, plans to open Gran Tivoli, an Italian restaurant, in NoLIta, in February. Peppi’s Cellar, his basement bar just below the restaurant, opened last week.

Mr. Scott’s love affair with the city, and the country, began in the early ’00s when he lived and worked here for two years. Anyone who has visited his Sydney cocktail bars will recognize their American aesthetic, with speakeasy-style hidden entrances and vast American whiskey selections.

“You can definitely see my affection for the American culture,” he said.

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