The winner will represent SA in the “World Cup of the cocktail world” so to say there’s a lot at stake at the Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year competition, would be an understatement!
The stakes are high for six of the country’s top mixologists as they prepare to go head-to-head in the national final of the contest at Durban’s Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel today and tomorrow. Haroon Haffajee (pictured above) is the KZN winner who will be competing for the national title.
The SA champ will join other international finalists (chosen from 15 000 entrants across 50 regions worldwide) to mix it out for the global title of Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2013 aboard the luxurious “Azamara Journey” cruise liner in July as it travels along the coastline of the Mediterranean, stopping at some of the world’s most desirable destinations including Nice, Monte Carlo, St Tropez, Ibiza and Barcelona.
The national WORLD CLASS final in Durban is being judged by a panel of industry leaders including globally renowned culinary genius and recent “Master Chef South Africa” judge, Pete Goffe-Wood and one of the world’s finest ranked barmen, Ryan Duvenage of the Barcode Bar Academy.
The quest for South Africa’s top mixologist has taken place over the past nine months.
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