Iconic drinks brand MARTINI has partnered with TV presenter and supper-club hostess, Laura Jackson to curate a bespoke Aperitivo menu in collaboration with Hoxton’s renowned pizzeria, Radio Alice. The lifestyle influencer and broadcaster will host an exclusive event on Wednesday 23rdOctober to launch the new Aperitivo menu created to complement MARTINI Fiero, the latest innovation by the Italian drinks brand. The new Aperitivo menu has been crafted to accompany the bittersweet orange flavour of MARTINI Fiero which is enjoyedwith tonic in the simplest of 50/50 serves over ice, with a blood orange garnish.
At the launch event, guests will learn more about the menu from Laura Jackson and will be the first to try the exclusive Aperitivo menu, as well as learn how to craft the perfect MARTINI Fiero & Tonic that pairs perfectly with each of the dishes.
This limited-edition menu will be available from the 24thOctober until the 20thNovember 2019 at Radio Alice Hoxton, a space where friends can unwind and enjoy Aperitivo moments throughout Autumn.
The menu includes:
Pizzetta with four cheeses; gorgonzola, mozzarella, parmigiana and smoked cheddar, served with figs drizzled with Acacia honey.
The aromatic bitter notes used in MARTINI Fiero sit happily alongside the delicate aroma of the fig and prominent sweetness of the honey, which play well together in the palette to create a perfectly balanced fusion of flavours.
Sourdough bruschetta with creamy burrata, anchovies from the Amalfi coast and grated orange zest.
Sweet and savoury become a winning combination as the salty anchovies and orange zest perfectly complement the citrusy notes used to create MARTINI Fiero.
Cheese fondue made with nutty Taleggio and gorgonzola accompanied by crisp, herbed grissini for dipping.
The refreshing spritz of a MARTINI Fiero & Tonic perfectly cuts through the combination of rich flavours found in the fondue.
Baked Tuscan salami paired with goat’s cheese.
A classic Italian antipasti with spiced Tuscan salami and tart goats cheese, perfectly harmonise the vibrant and bold notes of Fiero – the perfect Aperitivo match.
Pizzetta topped with garlic baked portobello mushrooms and mozzarella, finished with a drizzle of Truffle Oil.
Mushroom season has begun, and these are the perfect autumnal ingredient, the earthiness of Portobello mushrooms pairs with the more tart elements of MARTINI Fiero providing a wonderfully clean finish.
Laura Jackson said: “The chefs at Radio Alice and I have worked together to create something that is authentic to the rich essence of Italian flavours. MARTINI has always been a staple in my drinks’ cabinet; I am a firm believer in ‘aperitif time’ and I love a good spritz. It’s been exciting to work with the new flavours of MARTINI Fiero and I’ve loved creating my own bespoke Aperitivo menu. Hosting (Hosteing…) is my favourite thing to do – there is nothing like unwinding with friends over small bites and a delicious drink – so I can’t wait for people to try the new dishes.”
The launch evening is from 6:30pm – 8pm on Wednesday 23rdOctober. Tickets are available to purchase here for £25. The ticket includes all dishes and three MARTINI Fiero & Tonics per person.