Pelican Hill Partners with the Nation’s Best Bars to Launch Aperitvo Hours Pop-Ups
The Resort at Pelican Hill, a stunning 504-acre resort in Newport Beach, California, will launch a series of Aperitivo Hour(s) pop-ups throughout the month of March, in collaboration with three of the nation’s most renowned bars — Old Lightning Bar, Peppi’s Cellar and The NoMad Bar.
Guest bartenders will take over the resort’s Coliseum Pool & Grill each Friday and Saturday throughout March, with the first peritivo Hour(s) pop-up taking place on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, from 5:00–9:00pm. Guests will enjoy the classic Aperol Spritz as well as a variety of cocktails prepared by the bars’ talented bartenders for $12 each.
The Resort at Pelican Hill is taking the tradition of Aperitivo culture to new heights. Centuries ago, Italians sought for an Aperitivo — a small gathering with wine and mixed drinks paired with light bites before dinner — after a long day to wind down. Today, the tradition has been modernized as a time in the late afternoon for low proof cocktails with friends before dinner or a night out. The resort is infusing this experience and pop-up concept into a month-long event.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with these three renowned, award-winning bars to provide an elevated experience that guests and locals will look forward to,” said Clayton Van Hooijdonk, Director of Food & Beverage.
The Aperitivo Hours Pop-Ups will take place at the Coliseum Pool & Grill, featuring:
· Friday, March 6 — Saturday March 7: Los Angeles’ Old Lightning bar is known for featuring the world’s greatest collection of rare spirits. Old Lightning’s menu features over 90 hand-crafted cocktails and houses an extensive collection of over 1,200 rare, vintage or limited-release spirits by owners Pablo Moix and Steve Livigni.
· Friday, March 20 — Saturday March 21: Peppi’s Cellar, a swanky subterranean bar located in New York City, is known for pairing its massive spirits selection with a menu of upscale Italian fare and a comfortable vibe that channels an old-school bar in Rome.
· Friday, March 27 — Saturday March 28: The NoMad Bar, a classic tavern located in New York City, is known for its beverage program that celebrates classically-focused cocktails, while delving into two new arenas: festive, large-format drinks and a selection of reserve cocktails crafted with rare spirits created by award-winning Vice President of Beverage, Leo Robitschek and Bar Director, Nathan McCarley-O’Neill, as well as Los Angeles Bar Director, Dave Purcell.
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a classic Aperol Spritz in addition to specialty cocktails such as Sierra Norte, made with Mezcal, Aperol, pineapple, and lime by Old Lightning; Orange Wine Negroni, made with Orange wine, Campari, Gin and water by Peppi’s Cellar; and Summer of Yes, made with Berliner Weisse, Aperol, spicy agave, rhubarb and cucumber by The NoMad Bar, all whilst taking in the expansive views of the Pacific Ocean.
The Resort at Pelican Hill’s Aperitivo oasis will also feature Bocce Ball tournaments, orange slice floaties for lounging around the pool, and light Italian fare to nibble on, while making new friends.
To experience Aperitivo Hours at the sun-soaked California locale, a citrus-hued adult escape in coastal Orange County, please email PelicanHill@lalcomm.com to RSVP.