Manchester’s free festival of Italian food, drink and culture, Festa Italiana will be kicking off the Festa in true Italian party style as they team up with the summer’s hot new ‘spritz’ cocktail Martini Fiero for the official opening party – Festa Fiero!
The perfect destination to kick off the weekend and the Festa Italiana celebrations to come, this is set to be the ultimate summer cocktail party hosted in association with Italy’s most iconic drinks brands – Martini. The Festa Marquee will be transformed into a summer party venue inspired by the laid-back outlook of the Italian Riviera and boasting a big central bar, live DJ and plenty of Martini.
And the first 200 people to arrive will get a free Martini Fiero & Tonic to kick the party off right.
Martini Fiero is a new contemporary vivid red vermouth by Martini – with a bitter-sweet orange taste. Mixed with tonic and served over ice in a balloon glass with a blood orange wheel garnish, Martini Fiero and Tonic is set to be the cocktail of choice for lovers of beautiful, botanical drinks this summer.
Fiery in colour, bold in flavour – it’s the ultimate early evening refresher to kick off those long summer nights ahead and is 100% natural in flavour and colour.
At the Festa Fiero, Martini experts will be making and serving Martini Fiero and Tonics ‘live’, all night long from a central bar. The cocktails will be complemented by FREE ‘aperitivo’.
Aperitivo is an integral part of Italian culture – enjoying authentic Italian snacks over early evening drinks with friends. It’s a fabulous Italian foodie ritual – and one that will be part of Festa Fiero party as authentic Italian restaurant Salvi’s and other Festa Italiana partners serve up nibbles all chosen to perfectly compliment the Martini Fiero cocktails.
The full and fabulous Martini product range will also be showcased at the party from the original iconic Martini Rosso and Martini Extra Dry to the modern Martini Rosato alongside Martini Fiero. The full family of products will be used to make up an incredible Italian cocktail bar featuring Martini Negronis, Vodka Martinis and the fizzy twist on classic negroni – the Sbagliato.
The laid-back soundtrack to the evening will take guests through to sunset and beyond and will come courtesy of local Italian party DJ, Cesarè.
For those wanting to party straight after work, the Festa Fiero will have its own Glam Station. Celebrity stylist Andrew Trott-Barn and his team will be giving guests the perfect ‘Martini-ready’ party look with complimentary dry styles.
Attendees can enjoy the atmosphere of the party at the Festa Marquee and spill outside into the main Festa area on Cathedral Gardens to soak up the full Italian Festival vibes al fresco.
Grab a group of friends and say hello to a new summer drinking experience, right in the heart of the city at Festa Italiana this year.
The party is free and includes a free Martini Fiero on arrival to the first 200 to attend. The Glam Station makeovers will be at a small additional charge.