Video: The Connaught bar's Riccardo Semeria wins the Galvin Cup 2009

16 June 2009 by
Video: The Connaught bar's Riccardo Semeria wins the Galvin Cup 2009

Riccardo Semeria, a mixologist from the Connaught bar in London was yesterday named as the winner of the Galvin Cup cocktail competition.

The mixologist competition, which is run by Chris Galvin and Fred Siriex, general manager of Galvin at Windows, is now in its third year and its aim is to highlight bar tending skills within the industry.

At yesterday's event, held at the Dorchester hotel in London, Semeria saw off 33 other competitors from bars from across London and the UK, and walked away with a cheque for £1,500.

Each contestant had to create a classic martini using sponsor, Belevedere vodka and also a creation of their own.

Semeria ‘s winning creation was a Royal Cobbler and consisted of Belvedere Black Raspberry, vermouth, lemon, basil and homemade spice soda.

Caroline Weiss from the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych came second while Gavin McGovan from St Alban bar came third.

Speaking after the event, Semeria said that he was shocked to have won, but thanked his team at the Connaught for the support they had given him, as he had only recently started to enter competitions.


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