Just received this from the ever popular London Sessions, and one of my brands will be in attendance with Guiseppe Gallo in Nardini Rabarbaro and Amaro, so if you’re a bartender, what more of an excuse do you need to go?!
Introducing For the Love of Italy, an ode to all things Italian with three of our favourite, most talented and well… most Italian… Italians. The London Sessions 23rd Session will be held at The House of Peroni from 2pm – 4pm with Giuseppe Gallo, Simone Caporale and Davide Segat. There will be cocktails created by the trio, pizza, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and as always, it’s free. To RSVP just reply to firstname.lastname@example.org NOW. RSVPs are accepted on a first come, first served basis so be quick.
Widely regarded as one of the worlds foremost vermouth experts, Giuseppe Gallo of Italys Amalfi Coast has worked (and excelled) in pretty much every role within the bar industry, inspired as a child by his mothers home made Limoncello. In 2014 he was recognised as Best International Brand Ambassador by Tales of The Cocktail, and during his 20 years of working with alcohol has been profiled by the Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Imbibe, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal and PEOPLE. Currently he serves on the Spirited Awards Judging Panel and is the Founding Director of Ital Spirits.
Simone Caporale landed in London from Como, Italy in 2009. Just five years later he was awarded International Bartender of the Year at Tales of The Cocktail 2014, the same year Artesian took home the Best International Hotel Bar, Best International Bar Team and the coveted World’s Best Bar accolades, as well as the Drink’s International World’s Best Bar award, which, under Simone and Alex Kratena’s careful watch, they’ve won 2012 – 2015 inclusive. His trophy cabinet must need reinforcing. Simone joins us fresh from launching his newest project p(our) in Paris with Alex Kratena and Monica Berg.
Portogruaro native Davide Segat learnt his trade in some of London’s most illustrious establishments before opening the London EDITION, where he meticulously runs both the Lobby Bar and multi award winning Punch Room. At the Connaught he was taught the classical arts of bartending (how to mix a Martini and flirt with your girlfriend whilst you’re in the bathroom) before moving to Miami to learn his way around a blender, and at Green and Red was taught everything about tequila and some other stuff that he can’t really remember. After two years at Hawksmoor he accepted the job of Bar Manager at The Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. This year he’s mainly been travelling the world making Punch for the likes of PDT, Candelaria and Dead Rabbit.