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Miami, Beyrouth, San Paulo, Porto Ercole, Los Angeles and Shanghai. No rest for the wicked!!

LOS ANGELES: LAST WEEK OF MAY: 30 YEARS ON AFTER MY FIRST VISIT AND ONE OF MY FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS

May 04, 2015
LOS ANGELES: LAST WEEK OF MAY: 30 YEARS ON AFTER MY FIRST VISIT AND ONE OF MY FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS

This is going to be fun: Quite a few cocktail events, but it's been such a long time since I was in Los Angeles. In fact, it was 32 years ago. At the time the Margaritas were fantastic, the happy hours were tremendous and Robert Mondavi was making a splendid 14° Zinfandel that went really well with roast duck.

Obviously times have changed but I hope not too much.

COPACABANA PALACE. A NICE PLACE TO STAY WHILST WORKING IN RIO DE JANEIRO

March 24, 2015
COPACABANA PALACE. A NICE PLACE TO STAY WHILST WORKING IN RIO DE JANEIRO

I will be making some delicious cocktails in Rio de Janeiro and hopefully will have time for a swim.

HOTEL FASANO SAU PAULO:27 AND 28 APRIL : SUN, SEA, SAND AND COCKTAIL EVENTS

March 23, 2015
HOTEL FASANO SAU PAULO:27 AND 28 APRIL :  SUN, SEA, SAND AND COCKTAIL EVENTS

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.

CIPRIANI HOTEL VENEZIA: APRIL 11TH TO THE 14TH

February 19, 2015
CIPRIANI HOTEL VENEZIA: APRIL 11TH TO THE 14TH

Working with the Head Bartender of the Cipriani Hotel, Walter.

APRIL 9 AND BACK ON THE 15TH APRIL: ORIENT EXPRESS HERE I COME!!

February 19, 2015
APRIL 9 AND BACK ON THE 15TH APRIL: ORIENT EXPRESS HERE I COME!!

Dreams can come true. I remember working in the bar of the Hotel Warwick in 1983. On the menu appeared a cocktail called the" VSOE". That was when I first really became acqainted with the myth of the Venice Simplon Orient Express. The chef of the splendid Hotel Warwick restaurant, Les Couronnes was Christian Bodiguel who very soon was to become the famous Chef of the very same magical train flowing through the past into the present.

We had to know our cocktails and everything ab(...)

Cocktail events in the Otani Hotel and the Imperial Hotel Tokyo February.

January 26, 2015
Cocktail events in the Otani Hotel and the Imperial Hotel Tokyo February.

I shall enjoy making cocktails in two hotels whilst in Tokyo, both are private events. The Otani Hotel will be a discovery for me whilst the Imperial Hotel is and old favourite. I have smoked a cigar or two with the Head Bartender and having been out with one or two members of the bar team a while ago for some fabulous steaks.
Here is a picture of the Otani whilst the Bar is that of the Imperial.
I hope to tell you more soon.