Restaurant To Observe ‘Martini Day’

It’s about pouring out the love.

In a Martini glass.

For Nick Dean, it is shaken not stirred.

The distance from cocktail shaker to glass will be feet and not inches today when Dean pours a drink from atop the Reg Lenna’s marquee into a glass on the street below.

For the third straight year, Forte the Restaurant in Jamestown and the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts will team up to mark “National Martini Day” with a special “Martini Pour” event.

The event starts promptly at 4:45 p.m. at 116 E. Third St., Jamestown, and is sponsored by the Southern Tier Distilling Company. Forte will open at 5 p.m..

“Shaking martinis is a routine part of my regular, daily work, but this single drink has easily become my single most favorite cocktail I make all year,” said Dean, Forte bartender and bar manager. “There’s a strong sense of camaraderie on our block, and the good folks at the Reg have always been so kind to let us use their marquee as a makeshift bar for making this non-traditional martini.”

Forte is celebrating “15 Years Of Forte” in 2019. The restaurant was opened in 2004 by Todd and Alexis Singleton, who sold it to current owner Margaret “Peggy” Kaltenmeier In 2006. It’s been during Kaltenmeier’s years of ownership that many of the popular facets of the restaurant have been instituted, from the bar/lounge steak and beer special to noodle bowls, Late Nite Bites on Fridays and karaoke on Thursdays.

For more information about the restaurant or to view its full menu, visit fortetherestaurant.com or find it on social media as #ForteJamestown.