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Figaro Cafe to Celebrate Galentine’s Day
February 6, 2023, 8:03.20 pm ET


Photos: Figaro Cafe

The day before Valentine’s Day is often referred to as Galentine’s Day, a day when the gals celebrate their friendships with their lady friends.

It believed to have originated in 2010 on the NBC TV show Parks and Recreation when fictional character Leslie Knope said, “What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” (See video)

On Monday, February 13, Figaro Café - Greenwich Village’s chic cocktail destination - will celebrate Galentine’s Day with all day specials of pink treats. Highlights include indulgent Red Velvet Waffles topped with cream cheese frosting, white chocolate dipped strawberries and white chocolate hearts topped with maple syrup. Drink specials feature the Sweetums with Chambord, Ketel One Citroen, Aperol, Campari and Pineapple, and the La Vie en Rose composed of Gin, Campari, Lillet Rouge, Rose Liquor, Lemon and Prosecco.

Figaro Café is the modern interpretation of the iconic Le Figaro Café that was once the go-to hangout for creative geniuses of the beatnik generation including Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac and Al Pacino. Reimagined for contemporary crowds as a cocktail bar and classic American restaurant, it features an extensive martini program alongside decadent dishes – all served in a space that channels the timeless elements of the original ‘50s and ‘60s design.

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