Lucia Montanelli, head bartender at The Dorchester in London, has just been announced as the winner of the UK final of the fourth annual Beluga Signature bartender program. She beat the other 9 semi-finalists with her stand-out signature serve cocktail the Beluga Siberian Treasure , using the Beluga Gold Line Vodka. Beluga Signature is an international, multistage bartender program encompassing an educational component and creative competition in 7 major markets. Any professional bartender can enter, and each year 30 applicants are chosen from each of the participating countries to join the Beluga Signature Bar Tender School. This is a day of educational masterclasses curated by spirits scene guru and Beluga Signature Educational Director, Philip Duff. All thirty attendees are then assessed in the creative task — to create a luxury drinking experience that combines a unique ritual with the drink serve that is performed by the guest. It was from these 30 drinks entries that the top 10 UK semi-finalists were chosen. Montanelli will represent the UK in the grand final, joining the 7 other global finalists on an all expenses paid trip to Moscow to compete for the title of Beluga Signature Global Ambassador
Competition and grand final
It is a tribute to all who achieve, reach for more, and shape their own destiny. We believe that mixology is an art form, combining classic technique with a pursuit for future trends. When this is applied to an exceptional vodka by a true professional, extraordinary creations can be achieved. This is what Beluga Signature is about. Beluga Signature is an exclusive Beluga vodka educational platform for international bartenders.
Beluga Signature 2019
Kate Malczewski. Prepare your finest glassware and ready the caviar: Beluga Vodka is back once more with its Beluga Signature programme. With both an educational and a competitive component, the on-trade programme will build on the theme of delivering luxury to customers. First, interested bartenders should submit their twist on a classic vodka cocktail to the brand. Next, in April, 30 shortlisted participants will be invited to the Beluga Signature Bartender School for a full day of masterclasses led by industry experts, including Beluga Signature educational director Philip Duff and Marian Beke of The Gibson.
Words, actions, uncommon tastes — everything is done to to create new emotional atmosphere. And this is the Final of Beluga Signature in Russia. A guest is in a spotlight. His personal feelings and unique experience he gained during this few minutes or hours spent here — are very important for every competitor. A cocktail is not just a drink. It is a part of a system, bright light, easy but remarkable. Beluga Signature , Russia.