Hot off the heels of winning “Best American Restaurant Bar” at the 2017 Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail, Dante keeps the hits coming with announcing Dante at GENUINE. Taking over the space from GENUINE, in partnership with the AvroKo family, Dante is serving up their legendary Spritz and Negroni menus.
We recently headed to the Little Italy jaunt and pulled up a barstool to get the firsthand taste of Dante at GENUINE. The entire bar team is truly world-class, but we were super excited to find the uber-talented Head Bartender, Stacey Swenson, behind the stick. She guided us through the menus, which are very true to the flagship Dante experience.
Cocktail: Summer17 Cocktail
Every single cocktail is a work of art, but of course, you say that you must try at least one Negroni and one Spritz. The aptly named Summer 2017 spritz made with vodka, Lillet rosé, strawberry, rhubarb, watermelon, sparkling cava rosé, tastes of what warm weather dreams are made of in a glass.
The most magically delicious cocktail is the Golden Sbagliato aka ‘Mistaken Negroni’ with Cappelletti, Cinzano Rosso and Prosecco that can be ordered for 3-4 people in a porron or as a single cocktail. You’d better believe that Dante brought over their beloved Negroni Fountain that flows freely and you can help yourself from 4 pm – 7 pm.
Accompanying the bar program is a food menu from DANTE’s chef de cuisine Rachael Polhill. These dishes perfectly crafted to accompany your cocktails. We suggest heading there with a friend or two to share a few dishes.
Be sure to order up at least one of the Sourdough Flatbreads (they are all perfection), a plate of Salumi & Formaggi, Zucchini Fritti with maldon sea salt and yogurt tartare, Burrata with slow roasted tomato, basil oil, tomato vinaigrette with roasted rye and finishing up with their Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Salad with basil and sesame seeds.
Cocktail: Americano Americano
Their desserts get rave reviews, but we prefer to finish up our barstool experiences with one last cocktail or digestif. Our pick? The Americano Americano with Carpano Antica, Borghetti, espresso bean-infused Luxardo bitter and Chinotto soda.
- Don’t call it a pop-up, our sources tell us that this collaboration is going to stick around well into the Fall.
- Don’t miss Rosé on Tap, because our philosophy is when you see it on tap, you must order it.
- Aperitivo Hour is daily from 4 pm to 7 pm when you can score $10 signature cocktails & flatbreads.
- Summer isn’t officially over until September 22nd, so get your #SummerOfSpritz fix at Dante at GENUINE asap.
Dante at GENUINE details
- 191 Grand Street at Mulberry Street, New York, NY
- Phone: 646-726-4633
- Instagram: @danteatgenuine
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