Manhattan Yelpers Enjoy An Aperitivo Atop Macy's
In a little place called Italy, an aperitivo is a bit of a pre-meal where friends gather around and enjoy alcoholic libations alongside small amounts of foodstuffs like olives, crisps, nuts, cheese, sauce dips, little quiches or similar snacks. Basically, imagine the best cocktail party you've ever attended... but at Stella 34 Trattoria, this comes complete with sixth-floor views of the Empire State building from atop Macy's and three wood-burning ovens. Boom goes the dynamite.
In a crisp fall day that made New York City shine, Yelpers dipped into a variety of crostinis (duck liver mousse, stracciatella & anchovy, classic tomato & basil) assagginis, arancini (crispy saffron rice balls with sausage & mozzarella), spedini (Italian beef skewers) and an array of delicious gelatos from Vivoli (housed inside of Stella 34 - their first-ever location outside of Florence). It proved to be a heck of a sunset soiree.
Big ups to our pals at Campari for rounding out the weekend's festivities with Negronis to keep this a fully Italian celebration! Follow them on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with their happenings around New York City. Also, be sure to check out reviews and photos of the event!