Cocktail Tastings with Bar Manager Kenneth Christensen
“I love making my guests happy – especially when it’s with a cocktail I’ve composed myself,” Kenneth Christensen tells me. He is the bar manager at Avenue Hotel and has invited me with three friends to join him at one of the hotel’s cocktail tastings.
Further to a keen interest in tasting and developing new flavour sensations for his guests Kenneth Christensen is a certified bartender from the most highly regarded bartender school in Denmark, Barkursus.dk.
Kenneth is a certified bartender and masters the art of flaring
Kenneth has developed the Cocktail Tastings in co-operation with General Manager Mai Kappenberger, and aims to give the participants a good time while expanding their knowledge about liquor and cocktails.
The History of Cocktails
“Basil 8 is currently one of the top ten cocktails in the world’s leading cocktail city, New York,” Kenneth Christensen informs us about the first of the six cocktails he serves.
He goes on to tell the history of the cocktail from its humble beginnings more than two hundred years ago, when it was mostly a question of disguising the poor quality of the liquor, to its current culmination spurred on by Hollywood glamour and television series like ‘Sex and the City’.
Find Your Favourite Cocktail
“You’ll get to taste six very different cocktails allowing you to find your favourite kind of liquor,” Kenneth Christensen says as we are lounging in front of the open fire place. As the evening continues he entertains us with anecdotes and little party games. This leads to the final tasting competition which entitles me, as the happy winner, to a goodie bag from Avenue Hotel.
Will Share his Knowledge
Kenneth Christensen loves to experiment and try out new products, trends and tastings. Recently he has been experimenting with the organic Pure Green Vodka, cocktails based on the Japanese rice wine Sake and the sought after ‘Averound the World Cocktails’ tastings, which each time takes the participants to a new country or region. In future he will share his insider knowledge and access to new trends on Avenue Hotel’s Blog. Do join him.
What Cocktails Would You Like to Know More About?
Kenneth Christensen, bar manager at Avenue Hotel, will write about new trends, liquors and cocktails on Avenue Hotel’s Blog, and is curious to know what you would like to hear more about:
- New products like the Pure Green Vodka?
- Events at Avenue Hotel like the ‘Averound the World Cocktails’?
- New cocktail trends such as Japanese rice wine, Sake?
- Or something completely different?
Let us know at email@example.com and enter the draw for two free passes to our new ‘Cocktail Course for Beginners’ (Value: DKK 800).
Replies should be received by 15 February 2010. The winner will be informed directly by e-mail.
Have Your Own Cocktail Tasting
If the above has inspired you to participate in a Cocktail Tasting with friends or business associates please find more information about the tastings or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org