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MUNDI Riso - Vercelli, Piemonte

MUNDI Riso - Vercelli, Piemonte - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners
This time we went to Vercelli, which is located on the right bank of Sesia River in Italy. Vercelli and the surrounding plains are an important agricultural and commercial centre for rice cultivation. 
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LAVAZZA flagship store in Milano

LAVAZZA flagship store in Milano - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners
Visiting the new LAVAZZA flagship store in the heart of Milan (located at Piazza San Fedele 2 ).

THUN Caffé - Milan - Italy

THUN Caffé - Milan - Italy - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners
Have you seen the romantic movie "You've Got M@il" by Nora Ephron?
Visiting the new THUN Caffé in Milan (located at 86 Corso Garibaldi), brought the movie back to mind.
Remember like in the movie there was a constant highlighting the contrast between the giant corporate style "Fox", which was not personal at all, and the small "family ran" style bookstore "The Shop Around The Corner"?

Cocktail BOTTEGA Spritz

Cocktail BOTTEGA Spritz - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners


Cocktail Bottega Spritz.
- 50ml (2 parts) Bottega Limoncino
- 75ml (3 parts) Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC
- sprig of mint 
- half slice of lemon 
- 25ml (1 part) Soda Water 
- ice cubes
fill a large long-stemmed wine glass with ice cubes. Pour in Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC, Bottega Limoncino, soda water and stir well. Garnish with half-slice of lemon and a sprig of mint. 
Match with canapés topped off with sauce Tsarina:
melt a knob of butter in a pan. Add smocked salmon. Flambé with a splash of vodka. Add 3 tablespoon of fresh cream. Add a bit of pepper.
Spread the sauce obteined on toasted bread. Garnish with 1 mint leaf.
Enjoy your cocktail !
Angelo Carpentieri  barman for Gabriella Ruggieri & partners
for more photos explore album "Cocktail BOTTEGA Spritz" in the Gallery

Cocktail TASSONI bartenders challenge at Villa Necchi Campiglio - Milan

Cocktail TASSONI bartenders challenge at Villa Necchi Campiglio - Milan - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners


Cedral Tassoni  (an all-Italian company founded in 1793 in Salò, Brescia)

Villa Necchi Campiglio (A magnificent treasure of art and architecture in the centre of Milan. The Villa was built by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935 for the family of Angelo Campiglio, his wife Gigina Necchi and his sister-in-law Nedda. The residence, donated to FAI by the two sisters, Gigina e Nedda, in 2001, opened to the public in 2008 after restoration works; it has become a house museum aimed at re-introducing to the public the work of Piero Portaluppi, its designer)

1st Gionata Repetti (Restaurant Sottocoda in Piacenza) cocktail Denny;

2nd Daniele Cicolari (Sheraton Diana Majestic in Milan) cocktail Tassoni Summer Flower

3rd Angelo Carpentieri (barman freelance) Ritmo Fiat


1/10 Cedral Tassoni; 4/10 Gin Mare; 5/10 Aperol; Top Cedrata Tassoni; Lemon sorbet; Peel of citrus fruits.

Method: add all ingredients into a glass sugar bowl.

Garnish with peel of citrus fruits, spray the essential oils of the cedar fruit peel, flambè a little bit of cinnamon, add a botanical bouquet. Match with a lemon sorbet.

(Angelo Carpentieri for Gabriella Ruggieri & partners)


for more photos explore album "Cocktail TASSONI bartenders" in the Gallery