CEC "Parkovy" once again became a meeting place for all those involved in bar culture, since from 28 to 30 September BAROMETER 2018 took place here. The international bar-show broke its own records and destroyed all borders: 18000 guests from different parts of the world, 44000 cocktails, 23 bars from 11 countries and 15 cities, more than 100 speakers and lectures.
On the first day of BAROMETER, an event occurred on the main stage of the Star Stage that no one could have expected, even BAROMETER itself: a “hand and heart” offer, and she said “Yes”! (www.youtube.com/parkovy.info
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For three days, guests of BAROMETER were able to visit bars from 15 different cities, which for the first time were located on the same territory. Among them - the best bar in Asia and one of the best in the world Manhattan from Singapore and bars from the list of The World's 50 Best Bars. Their own cocktails were prepared by Little Red Door (Paris, France), L'Fleur (Prague, Czech Republic), Paradiso (Barcelona, Spain), Flying Dutchmen Cocktails (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Baba au Rum (Athens, Greece), Hemingway Bar ( Prague, Czech Republic, Jasper Johns Bar (Tel Aviv, Israel), Embargo (Minsk, Belarus), "6/45" (Almaty, Kazakhstan), Simona (Yerevan, Armenia), Barmaglot (Almaty, Kazakhstan), PR Bar (Kiev), Zelda Bar (Odessa), "Fizzy" (Chernivtsi), Copper Head (Ivano-Frankivsk), Normal (Kiev), S34 (Kiev), "Adler's Passage 13" (Ternopil), "Steakhouse" (Kiev) , "Loafers" (Kiev), Vintage Bar (Kiev), BAO (Kiev). In addition, branded cocktails presented monobrand bars of alcohol companies.
This year, the BAROMETER theme became borders or BORDERS. The speakers talked about the boundaries of time and space, the framework of prices, the limit of alcohol in cocktails, the number of ingredients, experiments with tastes, communication with bar visitors and the new generation of guests, the historical origin of cocktails and much more. All lectures were completely new and BAROMETER guests were the first to hear them.
The Star Stage was led by Ambassador BAROMETER - Kenji Jesse. Kenji is an elite alcohol consultant with 17 years of experience, the owner of NomuConsult.
As part of BAROMETER on the scenes of the CEC "Parkovy", three professional bartender competitions were held:
1. Monin Cup Ukraine. The winner is Alexander Slastin (Senator, Kiev), who will go to represent Ukraine in Paris at the Monin Cup Ultimate. Alexander will also receive a course of study at the Roman Toroshkin training center in Moscow and a trip to the Athens Bar Show. The prize-winners of the 2nd and 3rd places - Elena Belova (Barvy, Kiev) and Tatyana Kozik (Boutiquebar Biancoro, Kiev) received a training course at the Monin Academy (Moscow) and also a trip to a bar show in Athens. And Ilona Tsilyurik (Osocor beach, Kiev) won a trip to Amsterdam from the company Libbey.
2. Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship. Winner: Alexander Skubach (Who & Why Bar) won a trip to the Athens Bar Show along with UBC winners from other countries of the world in which the competition was held.
3. The Ukrainian Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2019 Final Moscow). The World Finals will be held in Amsterdam (May 2019).
In 2018, BAROMETER gathered everyone who loves cocktails and bar culture under the same roof of the "Parkovy" Convention & Exhibition Center. He passed in one breath and the speakers, teams of bars and guests are already looking forward to the next fall. And the organizers are starting to prepare the program BAROMETER 2019 Cheers!