Bar At The Dorchester’s Facundo Gallegos Representing UK At The Bartenders Guild Global Cocktail Competition 2012

The Dorchester

Having recently been awarded the title of Champion Bartender in the UK, Facundo Gallegos, bartender at The Dorchester, will represent the nation in the world finals of the Bartenders Guild Global Cocktail competition taking place this October in Beijing.

Dorchester Bar Tender

Each national representative will compete over a five-day period, starting Friday 5 October, and be challenged in one category per day. The winner from each daily category will then come together on Tuesday 9 October to contest for the honour of absolute victor. To support Facundo’s success, The Bar at The Dorchester will be serving Facundo’s ‘Macgroni’ –  inspired by the famous ‘Negroni’ with Whyte & Mackay Whisky Glasgow, it was the cocktail that won him the prestigious title of UK Champion Bartender – on the day of the final.

Facundo continues a trend for The Bar at The Dorchester’s skilled and experienced bartenders to represent the UK in this competition: in 2010 Stefano Cossio represented the UK and Bruno Do Nascimento was chosen in 2011. 2012 signals the third consecutive year that The Dorchester has supplied the nation’s Champion Bartender and subsequently the UK representative.

To keep up to date with Facundo’s progress in Beijing, follow his online ‘photo-diary’ on The Dorchester’s Facebook page – – and head to The Bar at The Dorchester for a ‘Macgroni’ on Tuesday 9 October 2012.

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Update: Facundo Gallegos made it to the semi-finals. Here’s a pic of his certificate!

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