On August 22nd 2014, Slow Food Cocagne Acadie presented the Italy in Acadie Supper. The culinary event served also as a fundraiser to support the Acadian and New Brunswick delegation to the international conference Terra Madre in Turin, Italy. The five-course meal, inspired by Italian cuisine, was prepared with local products from the Maritimes.
Let’s start with the apéritivo, Italian for aperitif.
Maxime Gauvin got his inspiration from the traditional Italian cocktail, the Negroni. He added an Acadian twist thanks to the products from the Fils du Roy Distillery. He used two of their renowned products from the local distillery. The first: Thério, an anise and vanilla spirit. The second: Gin Thuya, which won many gold medals in diverse competitions recently. The Italian-Acadian fusion took on the name Negroni Thério.
Photos: Jean-Pierre Desmarais
Warning: It’s a very strong drink.
- 1 oz (30 ml) Gin Thuya (Fils du Roy)
- 1 oz (30 ml) Sweet Vermouth
- ¼ oz (7.5 ml) Liqueur Therio (Fils du Roy)
- ¼ oz (7.5 ml) Galliano
- Shake or stir with ice.
- Strain in a chilled martini glass or serve with ice in a chilled-old fashioned glass.
- Garnish with a swirl of lemon or orange zest.