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World Champion Lebanese Bartender Jad Ballout Tending for You at Bvlgari Resort Bali August 23rd and 24th 2019

Bvlgari Resort Bali proudly announces Symposia, a series of mixology events hosted by Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts.

Launched in March 2019 at the Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai, Symposia features six of the world’s top bartenders according to the list of The World’s 50 Best Bars to appear at Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts Bars around the world. Symposia brings a champion bartender from one of the elite list of the world’s 50 best bars to share six unique cocktail recipes, each inspired by a single Bvlgari Hotel property.

Dario Schiavoni, Bar Director of the Bvlgari Hotel Beijing has curated the initiative and will host each event, partnering with the guest bartenders during the 2-night Symposia in each Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts destination to bring a unique, distinctive vision to each occasion.

In Bali, The Bvlgari Resort Symposia will take place on August 23rd and 24th featuring the owner of the award-winning Beirut’s Central Station, Jad Ballout. Rank at number 27 in 2018 list of The World’s 50 Best Bars, Jad is credited with establishing a new concept with his Middle Eastern-Mediterranean influenced cocktails and brings an international approach to his recipes, scouring the globe for outstanding flavors and techniques.

Growing up on the coast of the Mediterranean and on the ancient Silk Road, Jad has been inspired by the unique local products and the distinctive Middle Eastern culture since a very young age. Starting his service career as a chef, he has been experimenting with rare herbs and spices in different forms and combinations to the delight of his clientele. An acknowledged pioneer and leader in Middle Eastern-Mediterranean bartending niche, Jad focuses on using local and seasonal ingredients in contemporary cocktail presentations. As the co-founder and co-owner of Central Station in Beirut, Middle Eastern-Mediterranean bartending is center-stage. He is the recipient of a number of awards and accolades including No. 26 ranking on the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2016, Best Bar in Middle East & Africa 2016, and Top 10 Best International High Volume Cocktail Bars by The Tales of The Cocktails Spirited Awards 2016 and 2018.

During his Bali appearance on August 23th and 24rd Jad Ballout will prepare and introduce six exclusive cocktails and mocktails inspired by the six cities where the Bvlgari Hotels are located: Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Bali and Milan. The Symposia starts from 6:00 pm on days for public with cocktail available starting from Rp. 205,000 plus tax and service.

A special limited edition Symposia Drink Menu will be available at Bvlgari Resort Bali until end of September 2019.

For information and reservations, contact:

Reservations: +62-(0)361 847 1000

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