This spring, two of the world’s most iconic hotel bars will come together when the Ritz Paris’s Bar Hemingway takes up a week-long residency at The Connaught Bar in Mayfair from 7th – 13th April 2014.
Representing their legendary venues, two cocktail geniuses – Colin Field of the Bar Hemingway and Agostino Perrone, director of mixology at the Connaught Bar – will ‘jam’ together to create a specialised drinks menu that blends their respective styles. Field’s famed cocktails, Serendipity (a blend of mint, apple juice, Calvados and Champagne) and the Ritz 75 (his take on a French 75 using gin instead of Cognac) can be found alongside Perrone’s ever-popular Fleurissimo (bitters, sugar, Cognac and Champagne) and the Connaught’s signature martini mixed with the bar’s selection of homemade bitters.
The menu will also feature two new cocktail creations devised by the pair and fusing their talents. Every night during the week’s residency the pair will mingle with guests, explaining their creations and imparting a wealth of knowledge and great stories.
Commenting on the collaboration Field says: “Jamming with Ago has been so creative and fun. We are both inspired by our synergy.” Perrone comments: “It has been a real honour to work with such a legend of the cocktail world. We’ve both brought elements of what we do and fused them together in a completely creative way. The international cocktail scene is more diverse than ever and great hotel bars are at the very heart of it; they set the standards.”
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