ENTER NOW: The “Vero Bartender” competition, Sponsored by Amaro Monetenegro
More than 130 years ago, Amaro Montenegro founder Stanislao Cobianchi traveled the world in search of adventure and “sapore vero,” or true flavors. Collecting botanicals from his travels, he toiled to explore the depths of taste, passion, and creativity, daring to perfect his recipe and find his truth. Now, it’s your turn to discover the many dimensions of Amaro Montenegro as “The Vero Bartender” or the true bartender.
In its first-ever worldwide competition, Amaro Montenegro is scouring the globe for the very best bartenders who are passionate about flavors and unafraid of challenging the expected by putting a twist on a classic cocktail. For a chance to represent the United States, submit a recipe using the link below between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2018.
On Sept. 21, ten online finalists will be named by the United States Bartenders’ Guild panel of judges that will review the applications with no indication of the applicant’s name, age, gender or workplace. Preliminary judging will consist of a three-pronged criterion based on inspiration & originality, taste & balance and the element of surprise created with Amaro Montenegro.
The U.S. national finals for The Vero Bartender will take place in Chicago, Ill., from Oct. 15-17, 2018. The U.S. winner will receive a one-week residency in Italy and advances to the global competition in Bologna, Italy from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1, 2018. Competing in the global competition will be bartenders from Italy, Germany, UK, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, and Albania. Explore your craft, discover true flavor.