ITALICUS ROSOLIO DI BERGAMOTTO ANNOUNCE NATIONAL FINALISTS FOR THE ART OF ITALICUS 2024 APERITIVO CHALLENGE


ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto and its partners announce the country finalists for the 6th Edition of the Art of ITALICUS – Aperitivo Challenge. 

A program cherished by bartenders for its emphasis on creativity and innovation, this competition invites bartenders globally to craft an original aperitivo-style cocktail, drawing inspiration from any form of ART.

The finalists from each of the countries can be found below:

Croatia & Slovenia

Samo Simjanovski | Kavarna Moderna | Ljubljana

Alen Šišić | Napoleon Caffe | Črnomelj

Tristan Romih | Dobrine | Celje

Gal Aleksej | Restaurant Milka | Kranjska Gora

Benjamin Skafar | Hotel Lonca | Škofja Loka

Jan Križaj | Kavarna Moderna | Ljubljana

Lovro Vetrih | Niagara Cocktail Bar | Maribor

Mauro Buljanović | Beach Bar Bamboo | Pag

Italy

Federico Altamura | MAG Cafe | Milan

Flavio Feola | The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel | Rome

Alessandro Zampieri | Il Mercante | Venice

Stefano Milici | Gusto Papilla | Patti

Alex De Maria | Cotton Club | Modena

Mattia Ilari | 19.86 | Faenza

Michael Collovigh | Gucci Giardino 25 | Florence

Candela Ferros | Eye Cocktail Bar – Atto di Vito Mollica | Florence

France

Nicolas Simeonidis | Boubalé | Paris

Pierre Dieusaert | Le Bar 300 | Roquebrune Cap Martin

Lucas Fossier | Le Fantôme de L’Opéra | Lyon

Mattia Galantino | Drinks & Co | Paris

Régis Celabe | Independant bartender | Paris

Maureen Cadet | Chateau de la Gaude | Aix-en-Provence

Margot Crété | L’Absinthe | Rouen

Aurélien Ouillon | Marié | Lyon

Greece

Fotis Gavalas | NYX Japanese Gastrobar | Athens

Panagiotis Mourelatos | The Dalliance House | Athens

Tasos Korakis | Tanpopo Athens / Bostani Sifnos | Athens/Sifnos

Eleni Karatzoglou | Fika | Drama

Chris Agortzas | Shake Me Up | Kallithea Halkidikis

Nikos Kouvatsis | Koùva | Lefkada

Georgios Spanos | Kamini Cocktail Bar | Parga

Hungary

Rudolf Szám | WarmUp Cocktail Bar | Budapest

Máté Steier | Virtu | Budapest

Attila Szabó | Ritz-Carlton Kupola Bar | Budapest

Bence Kelemen | Blackswan Lab | Budapest

Mihálffy Boldizsár | Neverland Bar | Budapest

Enikő Palánkay | WarmUp | Budapest

Roland Nagy | Alice Hotel | Budapest

Ádám Szondi | Hotsy Totsy | Budapest

Norway

Kim Seach | Bar 1893 | Bergen

Valerio Sabatiieli | Pier 42 | Oslo

Anastasios Giatras | The Conduit | Oslo

Przemysław Kraus | Secret Cocktail Bar | Porsgrunn

Bread Christensen | Club 21 | Kristiansand

Ola Kinserdal | Attrå | Larvik

Grigoris Mountanos | Sommerro House | Oslo

Spain

Vincenzo Amorese | Bad Company | Madrid

Stefano Pen | Monk | Barcelona

Esmeralda Castrogiovanni | Sips Drinkery | Barcelona

Oleksandr Danilov | Residence | Bilbao

Juan Ramon Alcalde Nosti | Coupette & Co | Ibiza

Edward Baez Sergura | Mandarin Oriental Ritz | Madrid

Maurizio Santo Carlea | Paradiso | Barcelona

Ruben Sudmeier | Hāfu | Salamanca

Sweden

Karl Stefansson | Soho House | Stockholm

Arber Bamci | Rooftop Brasserie Draken | Gothenbourg

Marcus Schill Jansson | Villa Dagmar | Stockholm

Martin Forsmark | Hotel Kung Carl | Stockholm

Victor Nordelöf | Boqueria | Stockholm

Christian Labbate | Cadier Bar | Stockholm

Daniel Seehuusen | Hotel Riviera | Båstad

Maria Hallhagen | Gondolen | Stockholm

Switzerland

National finalists to be announced next week.

United Kingdom

Maia Mandell | Sexy Fish | London

Caron Richmond | Panda & Sons | Edinburgh

Brandon Stead | 45 West Gin and Cocktail Bar | Leicester

Ben Kendrick | Speak In Code | Manchester

Emmy Pip Knight | The American Bar, Savoy Hotel | London

Aldo Chiantella | Viajante87 | London

Edoardo Folin | The Donovan Bar | London

Marie Nolin | The Coral Room | London

United States

Everyn Phoenix | Bisous | Chicago

Aline Tongkhuya | Modernist | Fresno

David Lozano | The Collab | Miami

Guchuan Yin | Double Chicken Please | New York

Alejandro Dominguez | Bar Calico | New York

Ayaka Yamamoto | Bar Moga | New York

Dmytro Shovkoplias | Medium Cool | Miami

Khori Ticer | Roosevelt Room | Austin

Hong Kong

Pei Cheung | Bar Anima | Hong Kong

Ming Yiu Chan | Darkside Rosewood | Hong Kong

Man Hin Kou | Room309 | Hong Kong

Hasting Ng | Blossom | Hong Kong

Lau Ka Yee | Room309 | Hong Kong

Jeffrey Ng | 1 | Hong Kong

Ka Chun Wong | The Poet | Hong Kong

Lincoln Yeung | Mirage Bar & Restaurant at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel | Hong Kong

Wild Card

The winner of the Wild Card will be announced after all the National finals, mid-April 2024.

The National Bar Artists will compete at the Global Finals in Rome on the 12th of May 2024. 

For further information on The Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge, please visit www.artofitalicus.com

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