Tales of the Cocktail – Day 2
Whatever you were looking for, day two of Tales of the Cocktail for sure had it. Salt to be used in drinks, the hidden secret weapon (or dangerous ally?) for perfectly balanced recipes? Or maybe the very often dreaded switch from craft bartending to corporate work, be that joining a five stars hotel or representing a brand, and all the behavioural and knowledge adjustments you would need? Tales of the Cocktail day two seminars covered it all, testing participants’ engines that would find their fuel in the Big Easy’s energy all throughout the day.
New Orleans is the world renowned capital of jazz music, so what’s better than a visit to one of the many underground clubs, to soak into local culture? Kermit Ruffins’ Mother in Law Lounge is the address to look for, if you’re searching for music, food and drinks – the authentic and unique tri-fecta that truly embodies this city’s sizzling vibe, immortalized in the legendary 2008 Faoubourg Tremè documentary.
Mexican vibes flooded the city right from lunch time, on until late night; Campari Group’s portfolio showcased its agave best at Rue Bourbon, on the iconic Bourbon Street, during the Sabores de Mexico event. Whether you fancied Espolón Tequila, Montelobos Mezcal or Ancho Reyes liqueur, New Orleans’ most famous avenue was the place to be, before heading for some unforgettable and diverse experiences.
Ago Perrone and Giorgio Bargiani, from world’s number one Connaught Bar in London, were stirring their legendary Martinis at Gallier Hall, to celebrate Grey Goose’s twentyfifth anniversary. Meanwhile at Vals, in Central Business District, a group of world class agave bars paid tribute to Mexican roots. Candelaria from Paris, Licoreria Limantour from Mexico City, Leyenda from Brooklyn and Side Hustle from London starred at the square bar bench, pouring delicious Del Maguey recipes under the moonlight. Tales of the Cocktail is entering halftime, stay tuned to follow all the action.
Tricky Questions with Carina Soto Velàsquez
It’s back! The “Tricky Questions” interview comes to you with a new protagonist: Carina Soto Velàsquez, owner of Quixotic Projects, which includes staple bars such as Candelaria and Le Mary Celeste, both located in Paris. How will she perform on Campari Academy’s tricky quiz?Διαβάστε Περισσότερα
10 Ways Instagram Can Improve Your Bar Business
Nowadays, a solid social media presence has become a key asset to a venue’s business strategy. However, you’ll still regularly hear it played down, with people often remarking on how easy it can be (“Oh, a few posts on Instagram, how hard can it be?”). But investing time or money in a high-quality social presence […]Διαβάστε Περισσότερα
How Bartenders Think, When Designing Bar Tools
Very often, technology (and micro-technology even more) is not taken seriously when considering what elements goes into making the perfect drink. Of course, no serious drinking can take place without the best ingredients or skillfull technique, but the choice of tools you use to create those concoctions, also play a huge role. What are the […]Διαβάστε Περισσότερα
What Goes Into Designing: Bar Tools with Wes & Elena Pickering
In this episode of “What Goes Into Designing” we talk to Wes and Elena Pickering, the founders of leading London design and production agency Inkorporate as they talk us through the process of designing Bar Tools.Διαβάστε Περισσότερα