Three simple ingredients: vermouth, gin, and Campari.
Three simple ingredients is all it takes to make a Negroni (see a recipe here), but even still, there are infinite liquors and ingredients to add in and countless ways to put those ingredients together. And, while the taste might not be for everyone, for a real liquor aficionado, there’s nothing quite like a proper, well done Negroni.
Well, you’re lucky, Negronites. There’s actually an entire weeklong celebration for you: Negroni Week brought to you by Imbibe Magazine and Campari! This year it goes from June 1-7 and features drinks from not only around the country, but also the world. What makes this week special is that it’s all about supporting great, local causes. We can dig that: getting toasted for charity.
And, while there are plenty of events going on around the world (2,688 bars are participating as of now), right here in Fairfield County there are 10 restaurants that are participating this year. The restaurants listed below are donating a portion of Negroni sales to two great organizations, so make sure to drink up:
- Amore Cucina & Bar, Stamford: Community Plates
- Brick+ Wood, Fairfield: Community Plates
- Luxe Wine Bar and Craft Cocktails: KIDSAFECT
- NEAT, Westport: Community Plates
- Rizzuto’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Westport, Hartford, Stamford, Bethel: Community Plates
- Table 104 Osteria & Bar, Stamford: Community Plates
- Vespa, Westport: Community Plates
In addition, there are other CT restaurants that are participating:
- 116 Crown, New Haven: All Our Kin
- Campania Ristorante and Taverna, Branford: The Melissa Marottoli Hogan Foundation
- Carbone’s Kitchen, Bloomfield: CCMC
- Carbone’s Ristorante, Hartford: Connecticut Children’s Foundation
- Dish Bar & Grill, Hartford: First Tee of CT
- Main Street Grill, Watertown: Watertown Food Bank
- Oak Haven Table & Bar, New Haven: New Haven Land Trust
- Ordinary, New Haven: Columbus House
- Owl Shop, New Haven: All Our Kin
- Sorella, Hartford: The First Tee of CT
To see the full list click here.