It’s so close to Christmas I could cry with happiness. I’m so excited to go home to my parents’ and see my family, enjoy dinner with my grandma and give my little cousins a squeeze. But before I start heading for the train home, I caught up with friends for festive drinks and Aperitivo at the Baglioni Hotel.
Aperitivo at the Baglioni Hotel
Me and Judy always try and find somewhere to drink Prosecco and chat, so when we were offered the chance to review the Aperitivo at the Baglioni Hotel thanks to privilege club, You Me & Luxury, we were so excited. Having worked at a spa website for a couple of years when I first moved down to London, I knew all about the Baglioni and how beautiful the hotel is.
It’s honestly so relaxing in the Brunello lounge too. I figured since it’s a 5* hotel it would be quiet, and I wasn’t wrong! The plush chairs are super comfortable and draped curtains make you feel like you’re safely sat at home (in your gloriously decorated mansion, naturally.) We were tucked away beside the front window, looking out on a beautiful Christmas tree. I tried to get a nice photo but this was the best I could do!
Aperitivo is traditionally ‘winding down’ drinks with antipasti in Italy, usually from 6pm. Prosecco after work? I can definitely get on board with that. For the Aperitivo at the Brunello lounge, you choose a drink from their delicious cocktail and wine menu and they give you a complimentary selection of antipasti. It didn’t take us long to pick which drink we wanted – the Bellini Baglioni (Prosecco and peach).
The food was delicious too, and so much more filling than I thought it would be! I love a good cheese, so to see big chunks of brie and parmesan on there was a treat. I let Judy nibble at most of the cold meats – prosciutto, ham and salami – and I tucked into the artichoke and salad too. Olives and bread on the side meant that there was more than enough for us to share.
You can book Aperitivo at the Baglioni Hotel from 5.30-7.30pm daily, and it costs £15 per person. That’s not a bad price for a delicious cocktail from their menu and a board packed with antipasti treats.
You Me & Luxury
A new venture that’s bound to make waves in the luxury travel industry, You Me & Luxury is a membership club with some very luxury perks. If you sign up for their membership card, you can enjoy VIP privileges at top hotels, spas and restaurants across the UK. Perks include free room upgrades, discounted rates, money off spa packages and complimentary champagne. The Baglioni Hotel partner with You Me & Luxury too, so you can expect some very nice perks with the membership card there!
Has the Aperitivo got you hungry for some Antipasti? Tell me what you think of antipasti in the comments!
* This post was made possible by You Me & Luxuryplease note: some header images are from unsplash.com