Supawit “Palm” Muttarattana, group bar manager at Foodie Collection—the group behind names like Vesper (where Palm can usually be found), Via Maris, La Dotta and also now 80/20—just won the inaugural Campari Bartender Competition Asia.
After being selected as Thailand’s representative back in November, Palm was flown to the finals in Milan on Jan 23.
Palm whipped up his negroni-inspired cocktail using Campari (of course), gin, sweet vermouth and—here’s the real game-changer—clarified espresso, which gives it this smooth coffee undertone that blends in just perfectly. Head to Vesper, where you can try the winning concoction for yourself for B400, as part of Palm’s latest menu “The Art Book: The Finale.”
Over 350 bartenders entered Campari’s first Bartender Competition Asia for the chance to gain a place at the final in Milan. In the battle for the title, second place went to Mars Chang of Asia 49, Taiwan, while third place was snatched up by Heather Cheng of Duddell’s, Hong Kong.
Vesper, 10/15 Convent Rd., 02-235-2777. Open daily 5pm-1am