Galleria Campari on Tour: Cocktails and Art

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Emily Gray by | Posted on 17th August 2016
Galleria Campari on Tour: Cocktails and Art

When you can’t decide whether you dose of culture or just a few cocktails then we have just the ticket –an art exhibition all about cocktails and then the chance to drink cocktails…clever eh?

Running now until the end of the year, the Galleria Campari on Tour exhibition will be making its London debut, housed at Osteria at the Barbican. Nine pieces of work will be on display, recounting the story of Campari from the start of the 20th century through modern and contemporary pieces created by international artists.

There’ll be pieces from Marcello Nizzoli, who created the Post- Cubist Campari poster and Fotunato Depero the Futurist. You’ll also have a chance to see Leonetto Cappiello’s original 1921 piece, Spritello. Currently part of the permanent collection at the MoMa in New York, a print of Graphic Declination of the Name Campari by Bruno Munari will also be displayed which was created in 1964 for the inauguration of Milan’s first metropolitan line.

When you think of Campari cocktails you’re most likely to think of Negroni’s and at the exhibition you’ll be able to sample a flight of Negroni’s as well as a Spiritello cocktail, paying homage to Leonetto Cappiello’s 1921 piece.  There’ll also be a bespoke tasting menu created by Michelin-starred chef Anthoney Demetre, which focuses on Italian ingredients and will highlight the botanical tones of Campari. Dishes include salt baked sea bass and roast saddle of rabbit and for pudding vanilla and Strega panna cotta with late summer berries.

So now when you’re stuck between culture and food…just have both. Sorted. 

Galleria Campari on Tour runs until 31st December 2016 at Osteria at the Barbican

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