If you are keen to escape the craziness of the summer streets, think no further, the new Sonny’s Soda Shoppe rooftop bar launched just this past May as an Italian themed 1950s gelateria and cocktail bar – perfect!!!! Sonny’s Soda Shoppe draws inspiration from the famed Italian beach resort Forte Dei Marmi, recreating a “beach resort in the sky” complete with an outdoor gelato stand, market fresh Italian cocktails, homemade Sicilian pizza, and a 30 foot photo mural of the Italian coast. Sonny’s will also be dishing up delicious traditional style Italian pizzas such as Sonny’s Sicilian Slice with mozzarella, oregano, sweet heirloom tomato and basil; Bianco with robiolla, fontina, mozzarella, hot peppers and oven-dried tomato; Margherita with mozzarella, tomato and basil; and Coppola with Salumaria pepperoni, spicy copa, tomato and mozzarella.
Sonny’s takes over Mondrian Soho’s 3000 square foot indoor/outdoor penthouse and turns it into a 1950’s era Italian beach club. Designer DeVinn Bruce has looked to classic Italian umbrella stripes and created a custom photomural to invoke the glamour of the classic Tuscan beach clubs. The beverage program, created by mixologist Julio Torres, compliments the theme by showcasing market fresh Italian cocktails such as the Dolce Verde with Avion Blanco Tequila, Olive Oil, Honeydew, Arugula, Tarragon and Lime; the Chinotto with Buffalo Trace, Mirto Di Sardenga, Yuzu and Chinoto Di Lemon; “Gelato Floats” such as the Sonny’s Blood Orange Gelato Float made with Don Julio Anejo, Chartreuse, Vanilla Gelato, and Blood Orange Soda; and our signature aperitif of Frozen Limoncello.
For Sonny’s rooftop “Gelato Stand” Morgans will be featuring il Laboratorio del Gelato, the premiere creator of artisanal Gelato in Manhattan. “The Lab’s” Gelato Stand will feature rotating flavors such as: Espresso, Blood Orange and Pistachio, among others. Guests will be able to purchase directly from the stand or sample the flavors in one of the alcohol “Gelato Floats.”
Sonny’s Soda Shoppe is on the roof of The Mondrian Soho, 25th floor, 9 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10013
Reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting www.sonnysoho.com or calling 212-389-0000
Contributed by Staff Writer: Hollie Turner