Brigantessa Adds Amaro Flights To The Menu
With Beer Week only two weeks behind us, it is fair to take a little break from the stuff. The beauty of alcohol (well, one of the many beauties) is that there is always something else to try.
To those unfamiliar with amaro, here’s a little introduction: consumed daily in Italy, it is a digestivo, a post-meal digestive to settle the stomach and mind after an indulgent meal. Kind of the Italian way to celebrate the fact that you were able to consume that pile of pasta like such a champion (cheers to that), and keep you full and relaxed for the rest of the night. Different regions have their own version of amaro, but all serve the same post-dinner, celebratory purpose.
Over at Brigantessa, owners Francis Cratil-Cretarola and Joe Cicala are now offering four flights of amari inspired by their trips to Italy, each showcasing a different region.
The menu will now feature:
Volo Meridionale (southern amari) $15
Amaro del Capo
from Calabria, with herbs, quinine, cola nut and citrus
from Basilicata, with citrus, sweetness and bitter herb
from Sicilia, sweet with herbs, citrus and caramel
Volo Settentrionale (northern amari) $16
from Friuli, a grappa-based amaro with saffron, gentian and chinchona
from Piedmonte, with rhubarb, orange peel and cloves
from Lombardia, dry, with menthol, eucalyptus, myrrh and rhubarb
Volo Nazionale (amari from across the country) $15
from Marchè, with orange peel, chocolate and florals
from Emilia Romagna, with vanilla, clove and orange peel
from Lombardia, with peppermint, rhubarb and saffron
Volo Artigianale (artisanal amari) for $17
from Marchè, with gentian, rhubarb and honey
Amaro d’Erbe Nina
from Veneto, with mint, orange and fennel
from Switzerland, bone dry with saffron, gentian and anise