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Negroni Bianco at Dante / Celia Sin-TIen Cheng
Negroni Bianco at Dante / Celia Sin-TIen Cheng
June 06, 2017



Celia Sin-Tien Cheng

Out with the old and in with the new. Caffe Dante was my neighborhood café, and while it’s sad that the original incarnation of this Greenwich Village institution shuttered on its centennial in 2015, the updated Dante is a bar and small plates restaurant after my own heart. The Negroni sessions, a full menu of Negronis available for $9 between 4-7pm, is too good to be true; the price makes it easy to have one too many Negronis in one session! My favorite is the Negroni bianco, served up and garnished with baby’s breath — a flower I never think elegant, but here it adds a nice touch. The combination of Brooklyn Gin, quinquina aperitif, Alessio Bianco and lemon bitters creates a perfect equilibrium. There is a classic Negroni on tap, which I found unbalanced; perhaps Negronis should not be served on tap. The lavender Negroni, a blend of citadelle, Gran Classico, Cocchi Americano Rosa and saline, is perfectly refreshing and a good way to start.

Lavender Negroni at Dante


79-81 Macdougal St
New York, NY
Greenwich Village