Every year during the first full week of June, bars and restaurants around the world pay tribute to the classic Italian cocktail, the Negroni, during a popular annual event known, fittingly, as Negroni Week.
The elegant aperitif is traditionally made with one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, and is garnished with orange peel.
However, for Negroni Week, participating venues offer up their own renditions, available to customers with proceeds going to a charity of choice.
There are 74 spots in Metro Vancouver taking part this year, including The Keefer Bar, Annalena, Gotham, Reflections, YEW, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, Wildebeest, Tuc Craft Kitchen, Juke Fried Chicken, and Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar—just to name a few. You can find a full roster of local venues stirring things up on the Negroni scene for this special fundraising week on the Negroni Week website, just search for Vancouver.
Negroni Week began in 2013 with just a few dozen participating venues, and has since grown to numerous countries around the globe, and thousands of places to belly up to the bar and sip a Negroni for a special cause.
Negroni Week 2018
When: June 4-10, 2018
Where: 74 participating venues in Metro Vancouver
—by Lindsay William-Ross, Vancouver is Awesome