Saluting Rome

Appears in the January 2022 issue.

When Jeremy Rubinstein, the GM/sommelier of Che Figata in Naperville, chose pairings for the restaurant’s multicourse meal celebrating the Lazio region of Italy on January 19 ($120, plus tax and gratuity), he wanted to close with a beloved digestif: Cio Ciaro Amaro. “There’s nothing quite like it,” says Rubinstein. Think lemon peel meets Coca-Cola. Sweet. Bitter. Herbal. Soothing. Pure Roma in a glass.

Photo courtesy Che Figata