Aperitivo Heroes – Lab22 & Camparino
Aperitivo Heroes is a celebration of what makes Aperitivo a social and cultural influence. We bring together thought leaders from some of the world’s best bars to create a memorable experience of Aperitivo.
In this edition we explore Campari and how the story of its history and unmistakable flavour have influenced Aperitivo through the decades.
This is why we love our jobs! Working with inspirational people who bring different experience and perspectives to our guests.
Camparino in Galleria is situated in Milan’s Piaza del Duomo and boasts a terrace with one of the most spectacular views you could ever want to accompany your Negroni.
Our wonderful hosts for the day were Lab22. This bar should need little in the way of introduction, especially given their list of awards in recent years. Named at Number 1 in the Top 50 Cocktail Bars in the UK for 2022 and at the Worlds 50 Best 2021 their cocktail menu ‘Theories & Frontiers’ was named best in the world. Remarkable achievements, delicious cocktails and amazing hospitality all round.
The team from the Camparino took us through the history of this iconic bar from it’s opening over 100 years ago in 1915 right up the modern day where it now sits at 27 in the list of the Worlds 50 Best bars. We were treated to a menu of Campari Spritz’s, Shakeratos and a wave of inspired delicious Negroni twists.
In the evening the Mattia Capezzuoli and Francesco De Cristafaro from the Camparino stepped behind the bar to serve up bespoke creations and Milanese classics until the early hours.