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Open Up: Making the Case for Aperitif Service

  • The LINE Hotel 3515 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90010 United States (map)


The LINE Hotel, Ballroom 2

Underwritten by The Quinquina Collective

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The modern drinker’s renewed interest in aperitif wines and spirits presents both opportunities and challenges to industry professionals. This panels discussion will focus on the benefits and drawbacks of aperitif menus and service requirements. Get a sense of what's worked and failed in the domestic market and how this contrasts with service in Europe. Topics will include the economics, staffing requirements, consumer benefits, impact to table turn times, and more!


  • Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz, LLC (Moderator)
  • Kellie Thorn, Empire State South/Hugh Acheson
  • Talia Baiocchi, PUNCH
  • Roberto Bava