New Delhi [India], Oct 4 : After a daylong competition involving creativity and craftsmanship, Talon Mac, Mukesh Patwal and Prashant Rawalia from Delhi made their way to become the finalists of the MONIN Cup 2016 from the North zone.
The finale of the Northern region was held today, where the three winners beat 26 participants with their unmatched bartending skills.
This season of MONIN Cup has garnered a massive response with immensely talented bartenders from some of the best institutions.
The participants got a chance to showcase their ace skills to judges like Yangdup Lama, Sandeep Verma and Goutam Bhimani.
Prior to Delhi-NCR, the event had successful regional rounds in Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune. The final winner will be chosen post a grand finale in Gurgaon on 7th Oct and will represent India at MONIN Cup 2016, France.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Ravi Kathuria - Director Business development SAARC countries said, "We started MONIN Cup in the year 2010, and today it has grown to another level; we have got incredible response by some of the young talent in the field of bartending.
The Delhi zonal round was fun (and) exciting wherein the judges had a tough time choosing the finalist considering each participant raised the bar of the competition.
MONIN always believes in encouraging new talent by offering such a global platform for young and budding talent.
We are hoping for a win for India at the grand finale in Paris." Commenting on the occasion Mr. Ashish Dubey - Managing Director, Saksham Impex said, "I would like to thank all bartenders for using Monin as their brand of choice in their drink offerings (and) for the trust they have in us.
My extended thanks to young bartenders who participated in MONIN cup with such great enthusiasm. Thanks as well to all judges especially to Shatbhi Basu (and) Sandeep Verma who have been associated with the brand since beginning and helped us launch the brand in India way back in 2003.
The participants exhibited extreme bartending knowledge and showcased their talent behind the bar by mixing great-tasting cocktails - all while tossing, balancing and flipping bottles in the air.