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Giuseppe Gallo & Bar Termini present Cafe Italia
London Cocktail Week Hub at Spitalfields Market
Thursday 8 October – Saturday 10 October 2015
Open from 12 midday to 9.30pm everyday
Italian spirits expert, Giuseppe Gallo, and London's Bar Termini have joined forces to create Café Italia, at this year's London Cocktail Week.
Focusing on Italian coffee and cocktails, Café Italia will showcase both well-known and rare Italian spirits and celebrate the longstanding Italian traditions of Aperitivo and Digestivo.
Pop in from midday to enjoy an espresso and biscotti, or later in the afternoon at Aperitivo time for Italian inspired cocktails including the Negroni and Martini.
Three masterclasses are available for discerning drinkers to discover the history, culture and flavours behind some of Italy's finest spirits and liqueurs.
Coffee cocktails; The Italian Favourites
Discover Italy's favourite drinking occasions, hosted by Giuseppe Gallo and Marco Arrigo, co-founder 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.
Thursday 8 October: 2pm
Story & tales of the Italian Aperitivo
Experience the Italian Aperitivo with host Giuseppe Gallo and Roberta Mariani from Bar Termini. From the Romans all the way through to modern culture, uncover Italian drinking culture with a special tasting of rare spirits from Italy.
Friday 9 October: 2pm
Amaro per Amore: The Bitter Love
Learn about the next big thing, Amaro, with Giuseppe Gallo and Zoe Burgess, Head of Research & Development at Drink Factory. This is an opportunity to learn about science behind the complex bitter taste, how it is perceived in our brain and what botanicals are essentials in crafting Italian liqueurs.
Saturday 10 October: 2pm
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.