The beautiful and tranquil resort island of Bandos Maldives kicked off the annual Grape Expectations Bartenders Challenge on 1st August 2017. The much-hyped event was indeed a one of a kind gathering and is planned to last for two days on the resort. Along with high quality brands such as Giffard, Danzka, Plantation Rum and Real Cocktail Ingredients, the challenge showed off the skills of countless bartenders in the Maldives who demonstrated their skills and arts of mixology.
Unique cocktails such as the Bissaaveli and Passionate Raani were on dislay at the challenge as the bartenders sought to outperform each other with their amazing skillsets. Each of the participants were prepared with their own exclusive ideas and and tricks which certainly made the challenge an interesting and enticing one.
The main philosophy behind the annual challenge is to bring together bartenders from all the resorts of Maldives to compete for the title of the Best Cocktail Bartender in the high end tourist destination. Bartenders were also put through various rounds of tests to assess the quality of their knowledge in the field.
The winner of the challenge, will be crowned as the Best Cocktail Bartender in the Maldives and will get the opportunity to attend the Elite Bartender course in Singapore. The winner will also represent Maldives at the IBA Asia Pacific Cocktail Competition later on.