Bitesize News: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up
Edition #2 – February 2017
24 February 2017
Negroni Journeys for Liverpool
Negroni Journey tours will take place in Liverpool this summer to mark Global Negroni Week.
The organisers behind the city’s popular Gin Journey will run the new venue-hopping experience from 6-12 June to tie in with the worldwide celebration of the Italian cocktail.
Hosted by Cocktail Kate and Negroni Nick, the tours will ferry participants between various city centre bars on a ‘Gin Bus’ to sample five twists on the mixed drink.
They also promise “a ridiculous amount of fun” and the opportunity to eat during the journey, although food will not be included in the admission fee.
Tickets for the event are available to order through the Gin Journey website.
Deli joins Duke Street
An Italian deli and cooking school from the team behind Il Forno has opened on Duke Street.
Located in the East Village area, La Bottega Di A Tavola provides nutritious and organic Italian produce to promote healthier dining.
The deli is laid out across a 100 sq ft space with seating for up to 45 people, a masterclass table seating 15, a small bar area and outdoor seating space for approximately 20 more diners.
The venue will serve a number of purposes, from providing high-end Italian food and drink to hosting cookery masterclasses and an oyster bar between 5pm and 9pm on Fridays.
Five Guys snaps up Café Rouge site
American burger brand Five Guys is moving into the former home of Café Rouge in Liverpool ONE.
The restaurant chain will open its new branch on The Terrace this summer after the French bistro vacated the site on 19 February.
Five Guys’ new 175-seat restaurant will join other popular eateries including Wagamama and Pizza Express.
The firm already has a Liverpool premises at Queen Square which is said to have enjoyed the second most successful opening in the chain’s history with over 10,000 sandwiches sold in the first week.