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Fri, 6 Dec 2019

Find Out Which Italian Actress You Are Based on GIA’s Favourite Cocktails

Find Out Which Italian Actress You Are Based on GIA’s Favourite Cocktails

GIA was  named after American model Gia Carangi, who was considered by some as  the first supermodel. Just like the restaurant, GIA’s signature cocktails were  also nostalgically named after iconic women mostly from throughout the  last few decades, reflected by the ingredients and flavours that match  each woman's story and notoriety - their 5th anniversary event is even called NostalGIA

But  why let the fun stop there? We thought it would be fun to pair the  personalities behind the cocktails with GIA’s pasta dishes, because… why  not? 

Sofia Loren was  an Italian actress in the 60’s that is considered by most as the last  surviving star from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The cocktail named  after her is a blend of classic berry cocktail flavours - vodka with  raspberries, crème de cassis, fresh lime juice and a touch of chocolate.  The perfect pasta pairing would be tagliatelle al tartufo - a classic, but meticulously refined pasta dish with parmigiano and truffle butter.

Monica Bellucci is  an Italian fashion model that was popular in the 80’s before making her  transition to acting in Hollywood films. With a style that is  streamlined and sophisticated, her cocktail is made from brandy, dark  chocolate and vanilla liqueur mixed with half and half milk cream. This  is also reflected in the bottarga crown ravioli - beautiful in both its flavour profile and presentation, the dish is the epitome of sophistication. 

Carla Bruni is  a French singer/songwriter, supermodel, and most notably the former  First Lady of France. Strong but beautiful, her cocktail is a mix of  dark and light rum blended with cinnamon syrup, grenadine, crushed  pineapple and lime juice. With a kick from its chilli linguine and spicy  pink sauce, the seafood linguine piccanti is just as tough and punchy.

Moana Pozzi was a raunchy Italian actress that was infamous in the 80’s. Her cocktail  is a premium negroni made with gin, mancino rosso and aperol, injected  inside an ice ball for optimal chilling and dilution
. Just as scandalous is pasta served in a jar like the smoked gnocchetti sardi in a jar - delicious and impressive, but highly unorthodox.

GIA loves highlighting the best parts of previous decades - so much so that for their 5th Anniversary, NostalGIA,  they’re decking out the venue with decor heavily inspired by 80’s disco  culture. With entertainment from Nindy Ayunda and support from Absolut  Elyx, this Friday’s event isn’t one to skip! 


GIA Jakarta

Working Hours: Monday - Sunday 11:30am - 11:30pm

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Website: GIA

Address: Jalan Jendral Sudirman No.Kav 45-46, Karet Semanggi, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan 

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