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Don’t Worry, White & Church Will Serve Christina Bini’s Wacky Drinks

The restaurant opens Tuesday in the former Il Matto space.

The restaurant opens Tuesday in the former Il Matto space.Photo: Melissa Hom

Last we told you about Il Matto replacement White & Church, the word was that this time around, the food would be way "less scary." Well, bidding arrivederci to cold mozzarella soup is one thing, but Christina Bini's wacky drinks were always the best part about the place. So it's a relief to learn the idiosyncratic mixologist will still be jazzing things up on the new spot's cocktail menu when White & Church opens Tuesday. We've gotten our hands on the list, which is actually two lists: "classic" and "innovative." On the latter, you'll see old friends like the smoked martini, garnished with — yes — smoked salmon, and a whole category of drinks featuring insects like grasshoppers; meanwhile, numerous classic options range from a Bloody Mary to a Singapore Sling. As mentioned previously, small plates hew traditional Italian, though there's still the odd deviation — like one dish that combines tapenade and guacamole — after all, we can't expect chef Matteo Boglione to completely stop having fun. See the full menus below.

WHITE & CHURCH
COCKTAIL LIST
INNOVATIVE

MARTINI
maltese
ginger infused vodka, red bell pepper, ginger , martini rose'
14

via de neri gin ,martini rose' , cucumber , pink peppercorn

breakfast martini
pear grey goose vodka , st . germain , emmenthal cheese , black pepper

smoked martini
scotch whiskey , vodka , smoked salmon

black and white stone
vodka, mongolian black stone infused in vermouth dry, vodka , Ligurian white stone infused in vermouth

dry
corteccia martini gin ,

butter and anchovies
vodka , liquid butter , anchovies

paco-taibo
tequila infused with mustard,cherry tomatoes , fresh thyme , parmigiano cheese

SALTY
buffalo 66
vodka infused with rosemary , lemon juice , worcester sauce , celery salt , red beet , hot
pepper 14

bloody frida
white tequila infused with ginger , tom-yan-gum , lemon juice , tomato juice , curry powder

beer and tomatoes
lager beer, celery salt , tabasco , lime , tomato juice

salty cappuccino
vodka , eggplant cream , worcester sauce , salt , black pepper , sundered tomato , fresh
oregano

clamato mary
Cod infused gin , worcester sauce , salt, black pepper , tabasco , clam juice

ANYTIME
zucchidorini
midori , zucchini , green apple , ginger , heavy cream
14

dolce vita
amaretto di Saronno , bourbon whiskey , mascarpone cheese , biscotti di Prato

rosso tiziano
rum , lemon juice , sugar , chestnut cream , raspberry pure', tomato juice

smilla
vodka , lemon juice , sugar , celery, peach

peru'
vodka , lemon juice , sugar , arugula , pear

pasolini
brandy , frangelico , fresh ricotta cheese , strawberry pure'

strega
strega liquour , lemon juice , honey , sage ,apricot

do you remember last night
scotch whiskey , pimms n.1 , aperol , soda water

SPARKLING
vicolo dell'oro Pimms
n.1 , red port wine , fresh ginger , carrot, ace juice 14

storm
cyan , fernet branch , lemon juice , fresh mint , soda water

studio 54
tequila infused with st . germain , mango pure' , chinotto s.pellegrino

basil americano
campari , martini red , orangina s. pellegrino

TROMP' OIL
ovetto fritto
white tequila , lemon juice , sugar , soy milk , egg white , peaches under syrup ,
balsamic vinegar reduction 14

pollo fritto
martini rosso budino

INSECTS
rosemary
rum infused with apple and cinnamon , lemon juice , sugar , honey , toasted bees
14

blue velvet
black opal , brandy infused with tobacco sigar ,

why not
tequila , contreau, lime juice , avocado , sugar , mexican worms , red pepper

summer
milk , coconut , creme caramel , grasshoppers


WHITE & CHURCH
COCKTAIL LIST
CLASSIC

VODKA

vodka martini vodka , vermouth dry
bloody mary vodka , lemon juice , tomato juice ,
black pepper , celery salt, worcester sauce, 12
bullshot vodka , salt , black pepper ,
worcester , tabasco , beef stock
white spider vodka , white mint cream
vodka sour vodka , lemon juice , sugar
kamikaze vodka , triple sec , lemon juice
grange's lady peach flavored , peach yogurt ,
grenadine,prosecco
god mother vodka , amaretto di Saronno
frozen steps vodka , cocoa cream , vanilla gelato
white russian vodka , kale , heavy cream
caipiroska vodka , lime, sugar

GIN
cocktail martini gin , vermouth dry , lemon twist ,
green olives 12
gibson gin , vermouth , cocktail
onions
gimlet gin , cordial lime , lemon
twist
white lady gin , contreau , lemon juice
ginfizz gin , lemon juice , sugar ,
soda water
singapore sling gin , cherry brandy , soda water
pink lady gin , grenadine , lemon juice
drops
caruso gin , vermouth dry , white
mint cream

WHISKY
manhattan rye whiskey , vermouth red ,
angostura 12
rob-roy scotch whiskey , vermouth
red , angostura
old-fashoned scotch or bourbon , sugar ,
angostura , soda water
old pal rye whiskey , vermouth dry ,
bitter campari
mint julep bourbon , sugar , angostura ,
fresh mint , soda water
rusty nail scotch whiskey, drambuie
Linchsburg lemonade jack daniels wiskey , lemon juice , sugar
god mother scotch wiskey , amaretto di
Saronno
Island cooler scotch whiskey , lemon juice ,
sugar, ginger ale

RHUM
daiquiri white rum , lemon juice ,
sugar 12
mojito white rum , lime , sugar ,
mint leaves , soda water
pina colada white rum , coconut milk,fresh
pineapple
planter's punch amber rum , lemon juice , grenadine ,
soda water
selva line amber rum , pineapple yogurt ,
pineapple juice
between the sheets white rum , contreau , brandy , lemon juice

TEQUILA
margarita white tequila , triple sec ,
lemon juice , salt 12
tequila sunrise white tequila , orange juice ,
grenadine
pepito collins white tequila , lemon juice ,
grenadine
acapulco gold white tequila , gold rum , coconut cream , grapefruit juice , pineapple juice

SPARKLING
bellini white peach , prosecco
12
spritz aperol , prosecco
gold velvet lager beer , champagne ,
pineapple juice
cocktail champagne brandy angostura , sugar , champagne
kir royal creme de cassis ,
champagne

CACHACA
caipirinha cachaca , lime , sugar ,
12
batida de mangas cachaca , mango pure' , sugar

APERITIVO
americano vermouth red , campari , soda
water , lemon , orange 12
negroni vermouth red , campari ,
gin , orange
cardinale vermouth dry , campari ,
gin,lemon
garibaldi campati bitter , orange
juice

AFTER DINNER
apoteke cognac , fernet branch ,
green mint cream 12
stinger brandy , green mint
cream
french connection cognac , amaretto di Saronno
grasshopper green mint cream , white cocoa
cream , heavy cream
sidecar cognac , contreau , lemon juice

WHITE & CHURCH
DINNER MENU

FRIED
ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS /TOMATO SAUCE/BLACK SALT 8
CALAMARI / TOMATO SAUCE /MAYO 9
ARTICHOKE CROQUETTES /SAFFRON SAUCE/BURRATA CHEESE /
BLACK TRUFFLE SHAVING 8
GORGONZOLA CHEESE / PEAR AND ARUGULA SALAD 8
BREAD DUMPLINGS / STRACCHINO CHEESE AND PARMA
PROSCIUTTO 7
STUFFED BREADED GREEN OLIVES / MAYO 5.50
HOME CUT FRENCH FRIES /KETCHUP / MAYO 5
FRIED POLENTA 5
EGGPLANT AND BUFFALO MOZZARELLA / TOMATO SAUCE / FRESH
BASIL 8
"FRITTO MISTO",CALAMARI,PORCINI,ARTICHOKES,ZUCCHINI 10

COLD
MESCLUN SALAD ,BALSAMIC DRESSING 8
FARRO SALAD,BABY ARTICHOKES,PECORINO CHEESE,TOMATO
CONFIT 9
CURED MEATS SELECTION,CRISP FLAT BREAD 11
CHEESE SELECTION,MUSTARDS,HOME MADE JAMS 11
TUNA TARTARE,CANNELLINI BEANS,BLACK OLIVE
TAPENADE,AVOCADO GUACAMOLE 11
PECORINO CHEESE CREME BRULE',RED ONION
MARMELADE,BALSAMIC REDUCTION 9BUFFALO MOZZARELLA / CAMPARI TOMATOES / FRESH BASIL 10
OCTOPUS,FOIE-GRAS,POTATOES,BASIL PESTO, BLACK OLIVES
11

HOT
CECINA FRITTATA,ARTICHOKES AND SHRIMP 9
MINI MEAT BALLS ,LIGHT TOMATO SAUCE 9
CARBONARA PASTA TWO WAYS 13
BURRATA CHEESE RAVIOLI ,BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE 13
SPAGHETTI ,SARDINES SICILIAN STYLE 12
BAVETTE AL POMODORO FRESCO ,ARUGULA PESTO,PECORINO
12
WHITE & CHURCH BURGER 12
STEAK TAGLIATA,GLAZED PEARL ONIONS, SHITAKE MUSHROOMS,
BALSAMIC REDUCTION 15
TUNA FILET,EGGPLANT CREAM,FRIED ARTICHOKES,BLACK OLIVES
15
MEDLEY GRILLED,STEAMED VEGETABLES,EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
9

SWEET
CHOCOLATE FONDENT 6
APPLE TART 6
FRITTELLE DI RISO 6
FRESH BERRIES 6
ASSORTED GELATO FROM " La Cremeria "

White & Church, 281 Church St., at White St.

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