Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019
Elite bartenders from around the world have designed the new cocktail programme of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a chain of luxury hotels headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
For the first time, the Group has handpicked top bartenders to design its cocktail programme. The top tastemakers included Grant Sceney from Fairmont Pacific Rim, Nader Chabaane from Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Erik Lorincz from The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel and Tom Hogan from Fairmont Singapore.
Named as “Classics Perfected 2.0: The Decades”, the menu features cocktails which not only have delicious flavours but also fascinating stories and history behind them, said director of Global Lifestyle Partnerships, Acor, Ralitza Iordanova.
He said that the menu featured three sections including the most requested classics the guest knew, revived classics to lure cocktail enthusiasts and the “neats” for those who wanted to enjoy the richness of the carefully selected spirit partners.
Ralitza further added that the cocktails would be served in beautifully crafted Schott Zwiesel crystal glassware, distributed by global partner Fortessa.
“The new menu boasts of altogether 10 iconic cocktails crafted throughout the decades of the 19th and 20th century. French 75, the Mai Tai and the Old Fashioned- all created with luxury and premium spirits and mixed with house-made spirits, juices and bitters, said Ralitza.
Among the Global Spirits that have been included in the programme are Remy Martin VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac, Belvedere Vodka, Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, Bombay Sapphire, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Distillers Select, Cointreau, Mount Gay Rum, Casamigos Tequila and Louis XIII.
The “Classics Perfected 2.0: The Decades” will be available at all Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in the Americas from November 23. As per the plan, the cocktail menu would be rolled out globally over the holiday season.
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts operate 75 properties in 24 countries but it has its strong presence in the United States and Canada.