Mr Fogg’s is hosting a splendid cocktail evening with his dear Italian friend and renowned mixologist, Diego Ferrari. Creator of the famous group of Facebook Cocktail Art, avid collector of antique bar trinkets and admirer of fine hospitality, Mr Ferrari is sure to bring Italian flair to the heart of Mayfair.
Diego Ferrari was born in Lodi, a small province the south of Milan, Italy. Mr Ferrari started his career as a bartender in his hometown pizzeria and from there, he became fascinated in the world of mixology and enrolled in a course that taught him how to create alchemical concoctions. Mr Ferrari progressed in his career and has worked at several renowned hotels and bars in France, England, Canada, and Italy. Having studied an array of mixology techniques from around the world, Mr Ferrari has received national and international accolades and has participated in several international competitions, where he has won countless awards for his creations. Today, Mr Ferrari works with the Rotunda Bistro in downtown Milan and his hot on the heels of his world tour promoting his famed Cocktail Art World Facebook group.
Mr Ferrari will demonstrate to guests how to make his signature cocktails, in which he only uses ingredients that have less than 21% alcohol. Guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions and tips throughout the evening as well as sample the unique tipples.
The event is part of Mr Ferraris world tour, where he is promoting his Cocktail Art World Group and following the excitement of the Worlds 50 Best Bars Awards, which will be held the day before. Attendees will include esteemed experts from the bar industry, making the event ideal for any mixology enthusiast.
Mr Foggs is a recreation of the Victorian home of Jules Vernes most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg. Modelled on the very Mayfair house in which Phileas would have lived after travelling Around the World in 80 Days. It is the first West End project from Inception group, whose founders Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling have also created Chelsea speakeasy Barts, 80s themed nightclub, Maggies, and the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishmans Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue. Last year they also launched Brazilian-inspired bar Cocobananas, and Beaver Lodge, a mountain bar and dance saloon based on the log cabins found in Jackson Hole Wyoming. This past spring, they brought high spirits underground with late night 1940s-inspired bar, Cahoots and this autumn, a real gem of a Tavern will arrive in the heart of the West End with the opening of Victorian-inspired Mr Foggs Tavern.