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Shake It Up With This Fun Twist On A Classic Cocktail

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    It's a fact: Athena Calderone is a curator of all things gorgeous. Her breathtaking home decor, delicious recipes, and eye for style inspired her to create EyeSwoon, a hub for home and food inspiration. Now, It Girl Calderone will be taking us to New York's need-to-know spots and introducing us to the coolest people around.
    It's a fact: Athena Calderone is a curator of all things gorgeous. Her breathtaking home decor, delicious recipes, and eye for style inspired her to create EyeSwoon, a hub for home and food inspiration. Now, It Girl Calderone will be taking us to New York's need-to-know spots and introducing us to the coolest people around.

    Bartending is what got me through my first few years of living in Manhattan. Now, almost 18 years later, here I am behind the bar yet again at Dell’Anima. I love the nostalgia of it all, my life has changed so drastically since those early NYC days when I lived at the Breslin in a 350-square-foot apartment. (Yes, my first apartment has been converted to the much chicer Ace Hotel.) Anyway, I didn’t cook then, knew nothing about great food and wine, and I certainly wasn’t making Negroni’s behind the bar at the Tunnel & Palladium!

    Dell’Anima in a way represents the new"grown up” version of myself with a more refined palette. Partly through Joe Campanale’s restaurants I discovered new food and drink. I began eating Octopus for the first time here at Dell’Anima, I tried my first sweetbreads, I found my obsession with Aperol through Dell’Anima, and I learned a lot about fine Italian wine through the guidance of Mr. Campanale and his passion & encyclopedia knowledge of wine!

    Joe, who is a partner and holds the title of executive beverage director at Dell’Anima, is the most lovely & gracious guy who I have gotten to know well over the years though my many visits to his swoon-worthy establishments. I am so incredibly thrilled that I had the chance to go back to my roots behind the bar and through Eye-Swoon had the opportunity to make one of Joe’s favorite cocktails — Dell’Anima’s twist on the classic Negroni!

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