By Sacha Delfosse
The national finals for the Domaine de Canton Bartender of the Year Competition will be held this Sunday May 20 at Sydney’s Assembly bar.
This is the first time the Domaine de Canton Bartender of the Year Competition is being held in Australia, and local bartenders had to submit an original Domaine de Canton cocktail recipe to enter. The top six were chosen to compete in the finals, along with one bartender from New Zealand.
Battling it out for a place in the international finals will be Reece Griffiths from Low 302 (NSW), Luke Redington from Eau-de-Vie (NSW), Andy Penney from The Anchor (NSW), Dave Chick from Rendezvous Hotel (VIC), James Connolly from El Público (WA), Sean Chow from The Press Club (QLD) and Dany Dentith from No. 1 High St Bar (NZ).
The winner of the event will be heading to St Martin in the Caribbean to compete against the winners from countries across the globe, for the chance to be crowned the Domaine de Canton International Bartender of the Year and take home (USD) $10,000 in prize money.
"We are very excited about the opportunity of having an Australian bartender participating at this competition. The entries submitted are absolutely world class," said Think Spirits managing director Patrick Borg.
Competition starts at 4pm and there will be complementary Domaine de Canton cocktails on arrival. Click here to RSVP.