Using her “Holmes-ian” internet sleuthing powers, Caressa recently discovered, and directed me to the website of an up-and-coming amaro producer from Washington DC: the house of Don Ciccio e Figli. They were recently featured in an NPR article because–let’s face it–amaro is finally getting the respect it deserves from people outside of service industry circles. And it’s ABOUT DAMN TIME.
These are sharp-looking products that are sure to catch the eyes of anyone scanning a backbar, and we can’t wait to try them. We’ve reached out to Francesco Amodeo, the master distiller/owner at Don Ciccio e Figli, and it looks like these products will be available (hopefully) within the month with distribution from BreakThru Beverage.
While we may not have these bottles in hand for planning for our next dinner “A Bitter Embrace” it’s always a good time to enjoy bitter spirits such as amari, aperitivi, and fernet. Joining us for our dinner event on 02 March will prepare your palette for these new additions to the amaro category once they hit the shelves this spring. Until then, reserve your seats for “A Bitter Embrace.” Then, make yourself a Negroni, and stay tuned for an upcoming segment on OnMilwaukee all about amari and bitter spirits. Cheers!