199.Beirut, Aperitivo at Cavalli Caffè!

Roberto Cavalli199.Beirut, Aperitivo at Cavalli Caffè!

The Aperitivo is a pre-dinner cocktail that has become an Italian tradition dating back to the early 1800s. It is also a time to spend with friends before dinner, sipping a slightly alcoholic cocktail accompanied by snacks and sometimes by real starters!

The Negroni, one of the most famous aperitifs, was invented at the Caffè Giacosa in Florence. The story goes that Count Camillo Negroni, a frequent visitor of the aristocratic Caffè Giacosa, tired of the usual aperitif asked the barman Fosco Scarselli to replace the soda in the American Cocktail with a dash of gin. The fashion spread and the “usual” drink of Count Negroni became the famous Negroni aperitif that we all know today…

L’Aperitivo is an civilised everyday event for me. When I’m in Florence I love spending this time in the “parlor” of Via Tornabuoni in the company of friends at the Caffè Giacosa… constantly interrupted by fans who ask me to have a photo taken with them…

I decided to spread this pleasant custom of the Aperitivo beyond Italian boundaries starting with the APERITIVO LAUNCH PARTY at the Cavalli Cafe in Beirut – a glamorous event which brought together the most influential people of Beirut. This proved to be a wonderful event that introduced me to a fantastic world, full of interesting people and beautiful women…

New friends… new interviews… journalists and media people representing television stations came over to my table with a series of questions about my fashion, the fashion trends for the next season and… the Aperitivo!

From today, customers of Cavalli Caffè will be able to enjoy their Aperitivo every day from 5pm to 8pm. They will be able to taste the special appetizers and admire the beautiful sunset views over Beirut from the terrace of the Cavalli Caffè…

I’m already packing my suitcase, my next post will be from Dubai!

Vi abbraccio…

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli Aperitivo

7 replies
  1. yana
    yana says:

    sono le 9 di mattina, ma sarei pronta per un Negroni al Café Cavalli davanti al tramonto su Beirut…:)))

    saluti dallo Studio 54 (abbiamo 14 Studios ma il numero dello studio mio é 54:)))

  2. Barbara Estevez
    Barbara Estevez says:

    That is real beautiful and well done job. Congratulations Roberto Cavalli and the group working behind you.
    I follow your job and I’m proud of you since I was very young… God Bless You and Your Team.

  3. Beverly Kawabe
    Beverly Kawabe says:

    I love it, love it, love it…If I lived there I would spend every nightt sitting, enjoying and drinking with my friends. Just lovely!!!!

  4. Alice
    Alice says:

    I was fortunate to be among the guests at the launch of Aperitivo in Beirut, and I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful evening. The drinks were sublime; the food, exquisite, and the ambiance, superb! Hope to have you again soon in Beirut 🙂 xx

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