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Learn how to master the craft of apéritifs

Luca Cinalli & Gabriele Manfredi
Learnt the art of the aperitivo with world-renowned mixologists and hospitality consultants Luca Cinalli and Gabriele Manfredi. They will guide you through three of their ‘light, balanced and super tasty’ signature aperitifs so you can impress friends and family at your next party or gathering.

What you'll learn

Learn about the Italian aperitivo - a wonderful couple of hours generally between 7pm-9pm - when you’ll find the streets of Italy filled with locals relaxing with a drink and some snacks. So, grab some friends, take out a bottle of Aperol from your cupboard, and join us in this engaging and interactive class where Luca and Gabriele will teach you how to create the perfect pre-dinner apéritifs and share all their extensive knowledge and expertise on how to create the perfect drink and for what occasion.

We'd love you to join in and participate but you're also welcome to just sit back, relax and watch the fun!
All prices are reflected in £GBP, however, we welcome guests from across the globe. Your total amount will be converted into your local currency at checkout.
The ticket price reflects one device/screen/login. For additional devices/screens or logins, you must purchase additional tickets.
You'll be provided your Zoom link upon booking, no later than 72 hours before the start of your class.


Luca Cinalli & Gabriele Manfredi

from Hospitality Gourmet, a hospitality consulting agency
About Luca

Luca CInalli is a freelance expert in hospitality, with over 23 years experience as a bartender, waiter and chef, achieving worldwide recognition as Master Trainer & Bar Consultant. Following international experience in Italy, France and the UK working in Michelin starred restaurants, he settled down in London where he played a key role in shaping the bar industry.

Luca was previously the Head Bartender of Nightjar, Bar Manager of Oriole, and he also worked in Tiki bars and classic cocktail bars, where strategies, personalisation and customisation were at the core of his success. Luca is now a global freelance expert in hospitality, with clients spread across the world.

About Gabriele

Raised in Milano, Gabriele Manfredi started his career at the age of fourteen making tea and coffee in a neighbourhood coffee shop during hospitality school. After graduating, he started working  in some of Milan's luxury five stars hotels.

Gabriele then decided to move to London to further develop his career and landed at the Landau Restaurant at the Langham Hotel, where, after several months, he joined the award winning Artesian Bar that marked his path into falling in love with the bartending world.

His next venture was the celebrated Nightjar, where he played an important role in its success over four years. Gabriele then helped open Oriole (from the same owners as Nightjar), where he was the creative brain behind it and worked as Head Bartender.

Currently, Gabriele is now consulting across Asia, Europe, Hawaii and Argentina with his business partner and colleague Luca Cinalli. Together they founded hospitality gourmet, a bar consultancy. In 2019, Gabriele became the European ambassador for VII Hills Italian dry gin.

What to bring

Cocktail 1

  • 300ml Apertif (Aperol)
  • 300ml Prosecco
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 White wine glass
  • Ice cubes

Cocktail 2

  • 300ml white wine (preferably floral & fruity like Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 150ml Elderflower liqueur (or cordial)
  • 200ml Soda water
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 vegetable peeler or knife
  • 3 green olives
  • 2 wooden picks/toothpicks (or any alternatives)
  • 1 highball glass (or tall glass)
  • Ice cubes

Cocktail 3

  • 300ml Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
  • 300ml Fino Sherry
  • 200ml Tonic water
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 3 pickled onions
  • 2 wooden picks/toothpicks (or any alternatives)
  • 1 "On the rocks" glass (or similar)
Cancellation policy
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Technical requirements
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