Celebrity chef and culinary personality, Donatella Arpaia, celebrated her new venture with iconic Italian winemaker, MARTINI, in New York City last night with a chic soiree at her Chelsea lounge, DBar. The 8-months-pregnant Italian-American beauty showed up to the event in a bright yellow Lamborghini with her husband, Dr. Allan Stewart, in tow. Dressed in a fitted, turquoise dress, Arpaia posed for photos and spent the evening mingling with press and invited guests in the cozy, dimly-lit bar, gushing about her family, the new partnership and sharing advice on adding glamour to your everyday life.
The event marked the official launch of Arpaia’s role as the brand’s culinary and entertaining expert, a venture in which she will share her expertise by creating unique recipes, offering simple-yet-sophisticated pairing suggestions and sharing tips on how to set the stage for the perfect gathering with friends and family.
Party-goers were treated to sweet and savory treats including truffle-oil popcorn, caprese salad, assorted pizzas, zepolis and cannolis, all prepared by Arpaia’s namesake restaurant, Donatella. In addition, guests enjoyed MARTINI sips including the Dolce La Poire, Rosato Royale and mini bottles of Rose and Asti as well as Arpaia’s signature cocktail, The Donatella. The tasty new libation includes MARTINI Bianco and Prosecco, cucumber, basil, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and GREY GOOSE Vodka, all served on ice and garnished with a Campari tomato.
3 ounces MARTINI Prosecco
¾ ounces of GREY GOOSE
½ ounce of MARTINI Bianco
3 slices cucumber
1 leaves of basil
1 cherry tomato
½ ounce of lemon juice
½ ounce of simple syrup
Garnish: Compari Tomato
In a cocktail shaker place all ingredients. Muddle gently. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a tall glass. Top with Prosecco. Add garnish.
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