Rome hosts Italy’s first bar show
Roma Bar Show, the first Italian event of international importance in the bar and mixology world, will kick off on September 23rd at Palazzo dei Congressi, offering visitors the opportunity to experience a 360° experience in the beverage world. With just one admission ticket you will be able to test products, taste cocktails, participate in seminars, masterclasses, RBS Academy, attend competitions and much more. With a fantastic program of events where expert and sector leaders will share their experiences and know-how through conversations, tastings, conferences and competitions, it’s impossible not to save the date!
And if that weren’t enough, Roma Bar Show is divided into various “subject areas” where a wide range of activities will take place: from the Mexico area to the Gin House, from the area dedicated to Italian liquor-making and distillery tradition to the world of specialty coffee! In its first edition, Roma Bar Show will celebrate 100 years of Negroni! And no worries, there’ll be a Show area where you can purchase your favorite products too (not to mention many events that will take place all over Rome in cocktail bar, rooftops and speakeasies)!
Among the most awaited protagonists, Antonio Parlapiano from The Jerry Thomas Speakeasy of Rome, who will explain the various techniques and secrets behind 10 iconic drinks. Also Filippo Sisti from Milan will explain the “Synergy between Bar and Kitchen”of his famous Talea Cocktail Bar. Flavio Angiolillo from Iter and also, Simone Caporale, Remy Savage, Gabriele Manfredi, Tony Pescatory and many others.
Among the speakers of the seminars, the presence of Pietro Collina of NYC’s Nomad Bar, Davide Segat and Daniele Liberati of the London Edition Bar, Patrick Pistolesti and Alexander Frezza, but also the story of Classics Innovation edited by the team of The Savoy American Bar in London, supported by Ron Diplomatico, Desmond Payne and Anistatia Miller for Gin Gin Gin produced in collaboration with Beefeater Gin. Other international guests will be unveiled soon.
One of the highlights is the RBS Academy, a series of workshops held by some of the most important Italian and international bartenders. From exploring the creativity and eccentricity of London, to the Italian touch that has conquered the world, history and tradition that mix with innovation, showing how applied science to mixology can create revolutionary drinks.
The masterclasses will have a focus on Italian excellences, from the Vermouth of Torino Superiore Gamondi to the Vecchia Romagna method and the Tre Botti Reserve, from the rosoli of Giardini D’Amore to the Anice Secco Varnelli. Food won’t be missing either, with over 10 foods curated by Agrodolce, who selected different Italian foods which will be protagonists in a series of food trucks. Space then for Pizza and Mortazza, Supplizio, Gricia Road, Olive Ascolane Migliori, but also the Mexican cuisine of La Punta Expendio of Agave and Coffee Pot up to the meatballs of Pret-à-Polpett. Among other guests Ken Lindsay, Brand Ambassador of Chivas Regal, Nicola Risk, European Ambassador for The Macallan. Jim Meehan, internationally renowned bartender and author of several books on the world of mixology, in collaboration with the Readrink publishing house, will present his new book “Meehan’s Bartender Manual”. Roma Bar Show also includes a “Fuori Salone” that will see the whole city as its protagonist starting from Sunday 22 September, with the involvement of many bars and international guests who will take turns behind the counters of Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, La Punta Expendio de Agave, Freni and Frizioni, Hotel Locarno, Drink Kong, Aquaroof Terrazza Molinari of the First Hotel, Argot, Club Derrière, Banana Republic, Baccano, Metropolita, Chorus Cafè and many others.
For more information, check out Roma Bar Show’s website.
September 23 – 24
Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza John Kennedy, 1 (EUR)
Monday – Tuesday 10am – 9pm
One day ticket €20, two day ticket €30