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Fiola to offer Mixology Classes

From a press release:

Starting this March, Fiola will begin offering monthly mixology classes led by Bar Manager Jeff Faile. Priced at $85 per class or $200 for all three, not including tax and gratuity, each class will include a three-course menu specially created by Chef Fabio Trabocchi to complement Faile’s cocktails. The two-hour classes will begin at 6PM and will be held at Fiola’s bar.

Instead of pairing the cocktails with the courses, each class is spirit-driven, with Chef Trabocchi designing his tastes to work with the tipples Faile creates. March’s theme being Whiskey Madness, as a hat-tip to the college basketball tournament, while April will allow Faile’s passion and preference for gin over vodka to emerge. The April class will focus on the history of gin, and the creation of cocktails that illustrate the complex flavors found in different styles of gin. The final class in May, “Amaro, Amaro, I Love Ya Amaro” will be a primer on the Italian herbal liqueur – a spirit used quite frequently in Faile’s Italian-inspired bar program at Fiola.

Faile will lead class participants through the history of each spirit as well as demonstrate three distinct cocktails. Students will have the opportunity to taste each cocktail while paired with their meal, and receive recipes for all the drinks demonstrated.

Fiola Mixology Classes

Whiskey Madness – Wednesday, March 14, 2012
You Say Potato, I Say Juniper – Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Amaro, Amaro, I Love Ya, Amaro – Wednesday May 9, 2012

We recently judged Fiola located at 601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW.

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