The Connaught × Maybe Sammy
Agostino Perrone of London’s highly awarded The Connaught Bar offers Sydneysiders the ultimate martini experience. One of the best bars in the world is bringing its signature cocktail service to Sydney for one night only.
In celebration of World Bartender Day on Monday 24 February, Australasia’s best bar of 2020, Maybe Sammy (The Rocks, Sydney), will welcome two of the world’s foremost martini experts, Agostino (Ago) Perrone and Giorgio Bargiani from London’s prestigious The Connaught Bar.
The Connaught Bar is renowned for its signature martini trolley, which delivers the expertise and showmanship of the bar directly to the table. The graceful presentation of the trolley offers a bespoke beverage experience with handcrafted in-house bitters, table-side chilling methods, heightened pours and unique glassware, all culminating in an elegant celebration of the martini.
The tastes and flavours of Ago and Giorgio’s style will be reproduced in Sydney at an exclusive evening at Maybe Sammy. This is a rare opportunity for guests to sample the style and approach of The Connaught Bar, including a purpose-built Sipsmith martini trolley that has been created exclusively for the evening. The trolley service will allow guests to interact with Ago and Giorgio individually and taste a Sipsmith gin martini developed especially for the occasion. Sipsmith was chosen to further extend the London experience, as the brand is renowned for its quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry Gin.
In addition to the martini, guests can choose from a bespoke menu of libations including a selection of Connaught-style cocktails, a Maybe Sammy classic and one very special collaborative cocktail, devised jointly by the two venues. Delicious snacks by Maybe Sammy will keep guests sated and ensure they can explore the cocktail experience to the fullest.
This one-off event unites two very different styles of cocktail bar – the refined decadence of The Connaught Bar and the relaxed, amusing atmosphere of Maybe Sammy. The ethos of the two establishments is aligned – to evolve and maximise the customer experience – while the contrast of the two establishments makes for an exciting evening of refined drinking in a relaxed setting. Live Italo-jazz music will round out the night and set the perfect atmosphere for cocktail sipping.
The Ultimate Martini Experience – The Connaught × Maybe Sammy
Date: Monday, 24 February 2020 (World Bartender Day)
Time: 2 sittings – 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Venue: Maybe Sammy, 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $65 (includes ‘the martini experience’, a second drink from the menu & snacks)