On the 12th Of April, Flying Dutchmen Cocktails is proud to host a man that is no stranger to many of you: Matteo Zed!
We will start off with a masterclass from 15.00 to 16.00, and for those who missed it he will also be guest bartending with us from 20.00-23.00!
On the masterclass: Matteo will dive deep into the Amaro category. Its subtypes, production, history and stories.
About the man himself:
Considered one of the most talented Italian Bartender around the world, globally in less than three years he was in the first four positions at the Bacardi Legacy Finals 2012 in Portorico, 2nd position at the Diplomatico World Tournament in 2013 in venezuela and in 2015 he was Global American Champion (all Americas) during the Belvedere Martini Challenge Competition, then he also gaining the third position in the World Final as the USA Competitor in 2016 in London with his James Bond Drink The “International Martini”.
In 2013 really curious and interested to the Japanese Bartending Concept, He had the great opportunity to work under the authority of the Sensei Hidetsugu Ueno behind the stick of the super famous ‘High Five’ bar in Tokyo, where he learned a lot about Japanese Concept of hospitality and Nippon Mixability.
He collaborates with many National and International Magazines such as Drinks International, Bartenders Magazine and BarLife. His cocktails have been published by Simon Difford and even by Gary Regan in his book “101 Best New Cocktails” and Matteo's way to make ‘Bar’ was a subject in a BBC television program about Italian Food &Beverage panorama.
From 2014 to 2016 he worked as Global Brand Ambassador for Strega Alberti Liquor, and during is role; Strega liquor gained a good position in the Most Loved Liquors in the Best World’s Bars ranking by ‘Drinks International’ Magazine.
In 2015 BARGIORNALE Bar Awards given him the title of ‘Best Italian Bartender Abroad’, from 2013 he is one of the Academy Judges for the Famous Ranking of “BEST 50’s BARS.
Right now he is in NYC where he moved in 2015, where he was behind the Bar of ‘DEL POSTO’ a Joe Bastianich Fine Dining Restaurant, ZUMA, Black Tail and Sweet Polly.
From October 2017 he is working as Beverage Specialist in the GIORGIO ARMANI RESTAURANT in 5th Avenue New York. His future desire and goal is to return soon in Italy to invest in a Bar Project with represents himself totally.