Patrón is pleased to announce the TOP 6 finalists of the Patrón Perfectionists regional finals for South Africa. The regional final, scheduled to take place in Cape Town on 3 October, will showcase some of the country’s top talents in mixology and bartending.
The brand, synonymous with craftsmanship is all about attention to detail and pride in the perfection process. Patrón Perfectionist was designed to showcase bartending talents from across the globe, to elevate sophisticated creativity, flair and highest quality cocktails.
After careful review the Top 6 is as follows (in no particular order):
Josh Kaplan, from ‘SoCal Bar’ – (Cape Town)
Cameron-Leigh, from Henning ‘Marble Restaurant – (Johannesburg)
Taneale van der Merwe, from ‘The Little Fox’ – (Johannesburg)
David Van Zyl, from ‘Cause & Effect’ – (Cape Town)
Lungiswa Nduna, from ‘The Little Fox’ – (Johannesburg)
Kim Munro, from ‘Sin + Tax’ – (Johannesburg)
The top six regional finalists will host media and industry guests at the internationally acclaimed Foliage restaurant in Franschoek. Under the guidance of founder, Chris Erasmus, they will have a chance to forage for ingredients and partner with well-known local chefs Kamini Pather, Katelyn of the KateTin fame and Chef Mbombi to create inspired courses that will take guests on a sensory experience of tastes, smells and sight.
This winner will go on to represent South Africa at the internationall final taking place at the home of Patrón, Hacienda Patrón in Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco, Mexico in January 2020. The 22 skilled finalists from the various other competing countries will then battle it out in front of the panel of distinguished judges for the highly coveted title of the Global Patrón Perfectionists winner.