Vancouver’s Negroni Week in Full Swing

Sourced from Tuc Craft Kitchen

From now until June 30, 2019, establishments around the city will be pouring negroni to raise money for charitable causes.

Negroni Week, presented by Campari and Imbibe Magazine, began in 2013 and has since grown to become a worldwide phenomenon encompassing 10,000 venues. Here in Vancouver roughly 85 bars and restaurants are participating, each featuring their own unique take on the classic cocktail (Campari, gin, and vermouth) and supporting a charity of their choice.

Here are ten establishments to get you started on your negroni tour for a good cause:

The Acorn Restaurant

The Acorn Restaurant (3995 Main Street), one of the city’s top vegetarian restaurants, is supporting the Battered Women’s Support Services with Cento Fiori, featuring spruce cone infused Odd Society Wallflower gin, Nootka Rose, Spanish and Vancouver Island vermouths, Campari, lemon zest, and Acorn garden blossoms.

Ask for Luigi

The very popular Italian restaurant Ask for Luigi (305 Alexander Street) will be featuring a classic negroni in support of the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Sourced from Boulevard

There are three negronis on offer at Boulevard (845 Burrard Street). In addition to the classic Negroni, they’re featuring Where the Streets Have No Name, a version with Resurrection White Rye, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, Lillet Blanc, a dash of Bittered Sling lemon Marrakesh bitters–all garnished with a grapefruit peel. As well, make sure to order the Orchid Negroni with Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Ume plum wine, Aperol, Campari, a dash of Bittered Sling grapefruit hops bitters, and edible flowers as a garnish. Partial proceeds go to C.O.R.E. (Children of Restaurant Employees).

Di Beppe

Di Beppe (8 Cordova Street) will be serving a bottled Negroni in support of the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

In support of Surfrider Foundation, Joe Forte Seafood & Chop House is pouring the three following Negroni: Paradisi with house made pompelmocello; Lahaina Beach with Demera Rum; and a Sailor’s Negroni, a Flavio Angiolillo recipe featuring local ingredients.

Juniper

Juniper (185 Keefer Street), in support of Surfrider Foundation, is offering a super cool take on Negroni Week with three cocktails and two desserts dreamed up by Bar Manager Gareth Jones and Executive Chef Warren Chow respectively. The drinks are: a Top Shelf Negroni using premium ingredients; What’s the Story with Empress 1908 gin, Campari, strawberry Thai chili calamansi shrub orange juice, strawberry bitters, and prosecco; and a White Negroni with watermelon infused Tanqueray gin, Cocchi Rosa, Aperol, Campari, and orange bitters.

The decadent Negroni are a cheesecake with vermouth and graham cracker crust, Campari raspberry gel, gin syrup-soaked rhubarb, candied pecans, and lemon balm; and a very tempting sundae with negroni ice cream, blood orange blondie bits, vermouth jellies, chocolate pearls, candied orange peel, and Campari caramel. Wow!

Pepino’s Spaghetti House

Sourced from Pepino’s

In honour of its Italian culinary offerings, Pepino’s (631 Commercial Drive) is participating in Negroni Week by offering bottle pours of Negroni that are premixed with Beefeater gin, Cinzano Rossa vermouth, and Campari. Partial proceeds go to Surfrider Foundation.

PiDgiN Restaurant

PiDgiN (350 Carrall Street), in support of Slow Food International, has a classic Negroni, White Negroni, and Old Pal Negroni, as well as a feature Kazuki Negroni with Sheringham Kazuki gin, Osake junmai sake, Campari, Lustau Rojo Vermut, Yuzu rinse, and grapefruit peel.

Pourhouse Restaurant 

Sourced from Pourhouse

The BC Hospitality Foundation is the charity of choice for Pourhouse Restaurant (162 Water Street) in Gastown. Classic Negroni are on offer for $9 during Happy Hour (5-6pm and 11pm to Close daily).

Tuc Craft Kitchen 

Tuc Craft Kitchen (60 West Cordova Street) is supporting Water for People by featuring three negroni: a Paris Block Negroni with Sheringham Seaside gin, Cocchi Amaro, Fernet Branca, Campari, Aperol, and grapefruit and hops bitters; a Bitter Fruit with London Dry gin, Campari, Okanagan Spirits Rhubarb, lemon, and absinthe mist; and a Smokey Senorita with mescal, Cocchi di Torino, Strega, Campari, and lime bitters.

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