Chef Middle East, in collaboration with Les vergers Boiron and PATH Bar School, has announced its first mixology competition Fruitology® Shakedown, aiming to elevate the craft of bartending and highlight top professionals’ mixing skills with two signature drinks to be designed by each contestant.
The distributor expressed its commitment towards raising the bar of the art of fine drinking, inspiring high-quality creations with products such as the Les vergers Boiron range, a manufacturer specialising in frozen fruit and vegetable purees and coulis, with over 75 years of expertise in the industry.
On December 14, 2020 at Brass Monkey, located on Bluewaters Island, finalists will create and present their signature drinks using Les vergers Boiron fruit purees to ace the final round, where their creations will be judged by industry experts, namely Giovanni Depergola, co-founder and head of education at Alembic Dubai, and Kneale Brown, luxury spirits ambassador for the UAE and Oman.
Tauland Hyka, mixologist and training manager at Chef Middle East, says: “The Fruitology® Shakedown competition was launched to bring back some of the spark that was lost during the pandemic lockdown, giving bartenders a challenge to compete in. In this competition, they must use Les vergers Boiron 100% fruit purees, where the fruit is at the heart of every creation. Les vergers Boiron is a brand of frozen fruit puree and coulis, which has been in the market for more than 75 years; by far, it’s the brand of choice among the best chefs in the world. Lately, bartenders have been mixing and matching food ingredients with beverage products, and this has brought them closer to designing unique drinks. This is only the beginning of many more competitions to come. Stay fruity and drink with Les vergers Boiron.”