Savini Milano 1867 honors Maria Callas with a new cocktail inspired by the renowned soprano
In over fifty years of history, many prestigious celebrities attended well-known Savini Milano café and restaurant inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele: since its establishment, it has welcomed scholars, writers, musicians and artists, both local and just stopping by Milan, who have given prestige to the city.
As the story goes, among them was Maria Callas, who loved spending her free time at Savini after performing at La Scala, particularly at table number 7 on the first floor of the restaurant, overlooking the octagonal central hall of the gallery.
Right during the third edition of the Milano Voice Meeting, Savini Milano – partnering with the event – has introduced “La Divina”: a brand new cocktail created to honor the great lyrical singer and celebrate her unique, extraordinary voice.
A holistic elixir conceived by bartender Alejandro Mazza, whose ingredients boast tonic, balsamic and energizing properties: just like in a melody, flavors and fragrances create a harmonious, enveloping balance.
As a basis, I opted for Amaro Ramazzotti
whose 33 herbs and spices compose the perfect score for the fresh, crystal-clear notes of lemon juice and lime. I also added drops of syrup of mixed flowers honey, which makes the drink delicate and sweet, yet perfectly balanced by the energy boost from a distillate of Sicilian orange skin, misted on the glass
Sophisticated and refreshing, “La Divina” is a true balm for the voice and spirit, and just a taste of a wider project that Savini Milano will dedicate to Maria Callas next July.
The Savini café is a symbol for Milan
says Sebastian Luca Gatto, CEO at Savini Group
Just like the Duomo or Teatro Alla Scala. This is why we would like to remind Milan’s citizens and visitors, both Italian and from abroad, of the historical, cultural and social contribution that some great personalities gave to the city. We wish to tell this glorious, timeless past that turned Milan in what it is today by actively involving other local brands as well as the Botteghe Storiche, the most ancient shops and workshops in the city