— MICHELLE CARLUCCI —
Bartender of the Month
Michelle has been working at the Rome Restaurant in Franklin, MA since 1991! She loves that the bar is home to a really eclectic crowd, knowing many of her bar clients for 25 years; they are like family to Michelle. Speaking of family, the Rome Restaurant is owned by the Colace’s of Franklin, Michelle’s cousins and wonderful friends to her as well.
Over the years, Michelle has shared some great memories at the Rome Restaurant such as the Red Sox World series run (who slept?!), the Patriot's first super bowl, Celtics Championship, and lest we forget, the AWESOME run for the Stanley cup by the Bruins just last year. Then the recession hit, elections, wins, losses, proposals, break-ups, babies, she has seen it all and loved every minute of it.
When Michelle is not working she likes spending time with her two teenage sons, boyfriend Tedy and friends and family, particularly at the beach. She is also a gym rat and has run 6 marathons. In the fall Michelle is starting nursing school, fulfilling a long time dream.
Michelle loves making drinks, too, of course. At the Rome Restaurant they do everything from beers to a house special, the Italian version of a Mai Tai that they call a "Mia Tia". She says: “The key ingredient to the delicious Mia Tia is Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. It adds a sweet and spicy punch with a kick. We also serve quite a few Dark 'n Stormy's, Gosling's mixed with spicy ginger beer. Just mixing them makes me think of Bermuda, home of Gosling's Black Seal. On a recent vacation I actually went to the Gosling distillery in Bermuda. They gave a great tour and lots of free samples!”
Visit Franklin and check out the Rome Restaurant. The food is homemade Italian, the drinks are great, and the company always entertaining. They'd love to see you.
Gosling's Mia Tia:
1 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum
1 oz Gosling's Gold Rum
˝ oz Gozio Amaretto
2 oz orange Juice
˝ oz lime juice
Dash of Grenadine
Shake vigorously and serve in a 14 oz glass filled with ice.
Garnish with orange slice and a cherry.
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