NEW YORK FOLLOWED BY MOSCOW FOLLOWED BY DUBAI. THEN I SHOULD CALM DOWN FOR THE RITZ OPENING
Carole Louis was incredible as usual. 16 Countries present. Marc Jean , President of the ABF Normandy, his loyal team and Michelle Frêné made this event an exceptional vintage. It's always fun being up on stage.
The Sorrentino cocktail was invented in 2013 in the Hotel Vittoria Excelsior for Guido Fiorentino. Created in the pool bar, it immediatly became the Number One cocktail around the pool. Everyone would end up enjoying one. Perhaps part of its success was the food pairing with sole in a butter sauce served in tapas form.
Surely Limoncello of Sorrento and Prosecco was an established cocktail? A look through the internet pages established the contrary. Limoncello with Champagne in a (...)
Counting the hours before I leave for Porto Ercolé and the Il Pellicano Hotel. My friend, the Head Bartender Ferderico Morosi has already started preparing some of the bases for the incredible concoctions that we will be serving, assisted by Stephano and my pal Georgia who helped me last year. I am very much looking forward to seeing thier regular clients that I met last year. Some of which have become friends and we have met in other parts of the world since, others have become friends on fB a(...)
Two glorious events took place. The first one in the Casa del Mare hotel which was very splendid. The hotel is lovely and I was immensly helped by an ex Lasserre collegue who has become the Food and Beverage manager there; Stephane and I last worked together in 1985. Heavens! that's 30 years ago (and we havn't changed a bit!).
The second up in the Los Angeles Hills with the most glorious view of L.A.
By the swimming pool I set up my bar. This time I redrew the pool,(...)
First it was making cocktails for First class and Business on the way to St. Paulo. That was already fun with 80% Serendipity cocktails being ordered which largely facilitated the service.
The Fasano Hotel was lovely but the banquet area was a good half an hour away in a taxi. But when you get there, Wow! You are sourrounded by a sort of tropical garden and the Room/Hall is immense. You could fit in several hundred people no problem.
The cocktails were presented on(...)
To continue this world tour what place could be better than Brazil; A couple of cocktail evenings with Air France in the beautiful hotel Fasano.