London Cocktail Week Hub at Spitalfields Market
Thursday 8 October – Saturday 10 October 2015
Open from 12 midday to 9.30pm everyday
The authority on Italian spirits Giuseppe Gallo has joined forces with Bar Termini, London’s most authentic Italian coffee and cocktail bar co-founded by pioneering drinks creator Tony Conigliaro, to create Café Italia, the ultimate Italian coffee and cocktail destination at this year’s London Cocktail Week.
Café Italia will launch on Thursday 8 October 2015 for 3 days only, at the London Cocktail Week hub in Spitalfields, to showcase the finest Italian spirits, serve outstanding Italian coffee, and celebrate the revered tradition of Aperitivo and Digestivo. Through three exclusive masterclasses, guests are able to learn the secrets of Italy’s leading spirits and liqueurs.
LA DOLCE VITA
The intimate pop-up can host up to 20 people at any one time and will reflect the set up of Bar Termini; an intimate and refined space, stocked with bottles of carefully selected Italian amaro, liqueurs and vermouth, as well as rare Italian spirits that are not available in the UK.
From midday, baristas will be onsite serving the famed Bar Termini espressos alongside biscotti, and later in the afternoon exceptional bartenders will honour Aperitivo Hour with carefully curated cocktails and small bites. The cocktail list, including traditional classics like the negroni and martini, will be sure to impress after being handpicked collaboratively by the team at Bar Termini.
ITALIAN DRINKS EXPERT
With 20 years experience building his impressive wealth of knowledge of Italian spirits, Gallo will host 3 bespoke masterclasses for London’s drinks trade in conjunction with team members from award-winning Bar Termini. From vermouth to amaro, Aperitivo to Digestivo, tradition to innovation, the north of Italy to the south, these masterclasses will offer invaluable insight into the elegant world of Italian spirits.
Entry to each of the 45-minute masterclasses is free, however with limited spaces – guests will be allocated space on a first come, first served basis.
2pm, Thursday 8 October 2015
Coffee cocktails; The Italian Favourites
Discover Italy’s favourite drinking occasions, hosted by Giuseppe Gallo and Marco Arrigo, cofounder of Bar Termini. In this seminar you will learn everything from the coffee bean to cup, through the classic serves such as café corretto and espresso martini. Only for coffee lovers!
2pm, Friday 9 October 2015
Story & tales of the Italian Aperitivo
The Italian Aperitivo is more than a drink, it is a moment; experience this with host Giuseppe Gallo and Roberta Mariani from Bar Termini. From the Romans all the way through to modern culture, discover a journey into the Italian drinking culture with a unique tasting of rare spirits from Italy.
2pm, Saturday 10 October 2015
Amaro per Amore: The Bitter Love
Learn about the next big thing, Amaro, by the best in the business; Giuseppe Gallo and Zoe Burgess, Head of Research & Development at Drink Factory. The most complex taste is BITTER. This is an opportunity to learn about science behind the bitter taste, how it is perceived in our brain and what botanicals are essentials in crafting the Italian liqueurs.
Located at London Cocktail Week’s east London hub at Spitalfields Market, don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the best of Italy, right here in central London.