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Serving Up: Al Forno’s “Sicilian Digestivo”

Sasha Spoerri, Bar Manager, Al Forno.

Al Forno

577 South Water Street

Providence, RI

Sasha Spoerri, Bar Manager, Al Forno.

Sasha Spoerri, Bar Manager, Al Forno.

The Italian restaurant serves classic dishes re-crafted to reflect the produce of New England’s farms and waters, such as Dirty Steak with Hot Fanny Sauce and Clams Al Forno, alongside Italian wines and Italian-inspired cocktails.

Bar Manager: (Pictured) Sasha Spoerri

Cocktail: Sicilian Digestivo

Recipe: Mix over ice:

  • One shot espresso
  • 1 oz. Tia Maria liqueur
  • 1 oz. Fernet-Branca

Shake vigorously over ice to create a fluffy crema. Strain into a martini glass..

Sicilian Digestivo

Sicilian Digestivo

“With strong overtones of coffee and botanicals, this drink packs a surprisingly complex flavor profile, considering its simplicity,” said Owner Johanne Killeen. “We love the structure of a meal in Italy. It is not a 15-minute quick bite, but rather a relaxed multi-course affair with plenty of wine that can last three hours. After an antipasto, a little bowl of pasta, a main course and salad however, a good digestivo is a great idea.”

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