Wednesday, June 15, 2011

BRAVO! and BRIO debut extensive new Cocktail Menu just in time forsummer!

Selecting a delicious libation or non alcoholic beverage is easier than ever this summer at BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO) and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (BRAVO!), BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BBRG) concepts, who will debut an extensive cocktail menu on Monday, June 20. Options include seasonal cocktails, signature and traditional drinks, wine by the glass, imported, craft and domestic beer and non alcoholic beverages.

“We are excited to provide a menu that will help guests choose a delicious beverage that they may not otherwise have thought of,” said Angelica Sbai, beverage coordinator of BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group. “By providing a detailed menu of signature cocktails as well as traditional cocktails, spirits, wine and beer, guests are able to branch out and enjoy something beyond their usual drink.”

Twelve signature drinks ranging from $7- $10 a glass are listed, including the popular Strawberry Basil Limonata and Raspberry Mojito as well as specialty martinis that highlight fresh fruit and herbs like the Baca Limon Martini, featuring Bacardi Razz, Il Tramonto Limoncello and fresh muddled raspberries topped with Prosecco served up and Pineapple Gimlet Martini, with Bombay Sapphire, fresh muddled pineapple, hand-squeezed lemon juice and honey, served up. Pitchers of the Peach Bellini, peach nectar, Peach Schnapps and Prosecco served frozen and White Peach Sangria are available for around $18 as well as by the glass. Seven traditional cocktails are listed as well such as the Martini Classico, Manhattan Proper, and Ultimate Cosmopolitan.

Wine by the glass, featuring Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and blends from regions of Italy, Chile, California, Washington, Argentina and Australia ranging from $5.95- $10.25.

All imported, craft and domestic beers are listed.

For those interested in a refreshing drink but opting for one without alcohol, a Spirit Free listing includes five options, including Strawberry Basil Lemonade, White Peach Palmer and Tuscan Berry Fresca, a refreshing blend of Monin Wildberry, Sierra Mist, squeezed lime juice,fresh berries and mint. Espresso and coffee options are also listed.

The new Cocktail Menu is the perfect complement to BRAVO!’s $2.95 Bar Bites menus and BRIO’s $2.95 Tuscan Tasters menu, offered during weekday happy hour in the bar area.

No matter the guest, there is a libation or refreshment for everyone.

BRAVO! Cincinnati:

5045 Deerfield Blvd
Mason, OH 45040
(513) 234- 7900

9436 Waterfront Dr
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 759-9398

BRIO Newport:

1 Levee Way
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 431-0900

About BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group Inc.

BBRG is the owner and operator of two leading upscale affordable growth concepts, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (“BRAVO!”) and BRIO Tuscan Grille (“BRIO”). We have positioned our brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the upscale affordable dining segment. We also own and operate Bon Vie Bistro in Columbus, Ohio, which combines classic comfort cooking with traditional bistro fare. For more information about BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, visit Follow us on Twitter (@brioitalian, @bravo_italian) and on Facebook at and

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