New York, NY – Last week, Amaro Montenegro hosted an intimate dinner at NYC hot spot, Don Angie, in the West Village. Created in 1885, and distilled in Bologna, Italy, Amaro Montenegro truly symbolizes Italian excellence through its top-secret recipe blend of 40 botanicals and bittersweet flavor profile. First produced by Stanislao Cobianchi in 1885, it was originally called Elisir Lungavita, and in 1896, it was renamed Amaro Montenegro after Princess Elena of Montenegro (who married Crown Prince Victor Emmanuel, the future King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.
The Amaro can be drunk in a variety of ways; straight, on the rocks, and also in classic cocktails and innovative drinks. However, it IS a digestif, so it is best had after dinner to aid in digestion. It does help!
With that being said, Amaro Montenegro has been a hot topic lately, as people have been mixing Amaro and mezcal, also known as the M&M cocktail! It’s one of those “IYKYK” favorites, but, NOW YOU KNOW!
Okay, back to the dinner at Don Angie! It was delicious. I was introduced to the M&M cocktail, which was very good! There’s something about the mix of a very botanical-filled liqueur mixed with a smoky agave that just hits you in all the right ways. Make sure to try it out for yourself.
From the FIRST course of stuffed flatbread, chrysanthemum salad, scallop curdo, to the SECOND course of buffalo milk caramelle, stracchino gnocchi, to the MAIN course of pesce alla griglia, shell steak al Simone, and the don angie lasagna, to a few sides AND dessert, we were DONE. Each course was paired well with an Amaro Montenegro cocktail…and we ended the night with an Amaro Espresso Martini.
Check it out below!