The Incontro Becomes the Martini Lounge

The “Incontro” Bar & Restaurant of the Hotel Savoy transforms itself into the Martini Lounge. Every evening during the aperitif time, Antonio Dandrea, the Bar Manager of the Hotel Savoy, will attempt to prepare the fabulous Trendy, Premium, Shaken and Fruit Martinis. The whole operation carried out following the Martini tradition which presents this glorious cocktail, stirred not shaken, just the way that James Bond likes to savour it.From the 6th of May to the 1st of July, every Thursday evening at 07.00 p.m. the Incontro Bar & Restaurant will become the stage for the preparation of these cocktails, all different and all ready to be discovered at the hands of some of the most famous Italian barmen.
This so called “drink and learn” will be inaugurated next Thursday at 07.00 p.m. by Alessandro Aurigi who will present the ABSOLUTE MARTINI, Martini red, white or rosé served with a lot of ice and pieces of fresh fruit. After this appointment, the next ones will be Americano by Maritini on 13 May, the Taste of Cherries on 20 May, the Silver Bullet on 27 May Bacardi Viento de Fresa on 3 June, Bacardi Ginger on 10 June, Bacardi Rhum Crush on 17 June abd Bacardi Frozen Apple on 1 July.
MARTINI LOUNGE: elegance and style of a myth repeating itself over the years.
*The Rocco Forte Hotels, company led by Sir Rocco Forte since 1996, has given back to the city of Florence one of its historical buildings, re-opening in May 2000, the antique Hotel Savoy. Its new refurbishment maintains the welcoming and elegant style which previously characterised the building: the Hotel Savoy has maintained its name and identity, important patrimony, and the inheritance of the most exclusive comfort.
* In the heart of Florence, in Piazza della Repubblica - the Savoy is situated in an ideal position to enjoy the city’s major tourism attractions, the main museums and galleries and the most famous fashion boutiques.
MARTINI RECIPES
6 May ABSOLUTE MARTINI Martini White, Red of Rosé served with a lot of ice and pieces of fresh fruit.
13 May AMERICANO BY MARTINI
Martini Red and Bitter Martini shaken with ice and the typical slice of orange which accompanies this unsurmountable cocktail: the American according to the Martini House.
20 May THE TASTE OF CHERRIES
the most classical and drier of Martinis, purifying like silver with its nine parts of Gin Bombay: an awakening of all senses.
3 June BACARDI VIENTO DE FRESA
from the Caribbean culture comes this drink prepared with lime strawberry pulp knowledgeably mixed with Bacardi vintage 8 years. Tastes and colours of tropical lands to caress the palate.
10 June BACARDI GINGER
this Thursday’s cocktail, presented in old fashion glass, is like a storm of flavours. An explosion of harmony for the taste buds with maracuja, lime crushed with ginger the whole dressed with Bacardi Carta Blanca and Reserva.
17 June BACARDI RUM CRUSH
the emotion of the wild berries and the intense flavour of lime and orange - the perfect match for the only ingredient of the Martini House: the Bacardi Casa Blanca.
1 July BACARDI FROZEN APPLE
a healthy recipe for the last evening: green apple pulp, lime, sugar and mousse de glace accompany the Bacardi Carta Blanca, the say is true that ” a green apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
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