Photos: Adeje Ayuntamiento.
The Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition will take place this Thursday, 27 April, in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) in El Galeón. It’s the twelfth time the contest has been held, and it is a classification event for the national competitions which will be held in Extremadura in November. This year there will be three categories: Barman (from 26 years of age); Junior barman (up to 25 years of age); and Hotel school.
Entry to the event is free, and it starts at 4pm with an ‘Open Stage’ with Vito Calculli and Petar Marinov and a Master Class with Manolo Martín (World Champion, Poland 2011). Then there will be an Estrella Damm sponsored beer pulling competition and the V Schweppes and Rutte Gin Tonic competition. This will be followed by a Master Class from the Tenerife Barmen Association and the trophy ceremony.
The event is organized by the departments of economic development and tourism (under Manuel Luis Méndez and Ermitas Moreira García respectively) with the Federation of Spanish Barmen Associations and the Association of Barmen, Tenerife. “Hosting these events create enormous interest in Costa Adeje”, said the council representatives, who added that this kind of event “also adds to the value of our tourism offer and brings the name of the destination to national and international attention”.
“The Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition has become the most prestigious event of its kind in the Canary Islands and is now recognised nationally” commented José Antonio Mesa, the president of the Association of Barmen Tenerife. He added that almost all of the relevant hotel training centres and schools take part in the event which also had commercial value for the sector.