There is a place in Florence where pulling the plug would be more natural than order a glass of water. We are talking about the Atrium Bar, inside the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Borgo Pinti 99, home to a wonderful Spa and the starred restaurant Il Palagio. If the beauty and charm of Palazzo della Gherardesca, steeped in history and works of art is not enough for you, the drinks and inspiration of Edoardo Sandri, incurable Florentine and tireless mixologist of the hotel, surely will be.
Meeting point for hotel guests and anyone who wants, more generally, to drink well, the Atrium Bar is definitely one of the most popular addresses for an aperitif or a drink after dinner in the city. Surrounded by a relaxing and formal atmosphere at the right point, you will feel as if they were waiting for you, as if you had accepted an exclusive invitation, as if your presence changed the cards on the table.
The care and dedication to the customer are reflected in a drink list, anything but self-referential, as one would expect from a situation of this level, but designed and studied in detail to amaze, entertain and remind the guest that this moment of leisure is designed specifically for their pleasure.
So, when you have started to feel comfortable sinking into the comfortable velvet armchairs, here begins the real journey or better, “The Cocktail Journey”, as clearly shown on the menu. And in fact, the signature cocktails accompany the palate among some of the most fascinating metropolis on the planet, amazing for the quality of the spirits used, for mixing and not least, for the incredible presentation.
From Florence to Tokyo, passing through Havana, Mexico City, Paris and London, it is worthwhile to order more than one, or return on several occasions to try them all. We mention the Atrium Mojito, a twist on the classic with prosecco and raspberry, the Old Style Negroni, an original reworking of the traditional recipe and the Reporter: Cantuccino infused Havana 7, Italicus, lime, pineapple syrup, chocolate bitters and Coca Cola, served in a glass in the shape of an objective by Edoardo Sandri in person, who will also shoot you with a polaroid to capture the occasion.
In the evening, it is possible to taste everything accompanied by the notes of the piano, softly interpreted by Maurizio Tomberli, the pianist of the hotel. Complete the experience with a list of non-alcoholic cocktails that has nothing to envy to his older sister and the possibility of ordering snacks that perfectly respect the international and sophisticated clientele of the place: from mini burgers, to tortillas with prawns and guacamole, to mousse of foie gras and pan brioches.
If drinking well is also the basis for a good evening, the Atrium Bar will undoubtedly become one of your favorite addresses in the city.