Erik Lorincz from the American Bar in The Savoy in London is coming to Beijing this month to work bar Champagne in the Fairmont Hotel on May 16 and May 17 — from 8 PM on both nights — and hold a “master class” on May 18 from 7 PM to 9 PM. You know, I see those words “master class” a lot, so I asked the Fairmont’s Nick Stipp what it meant. He says attendees will learn how make a handful of cocktails, and drink them, too, for rmb200. That sounds like a good deal to me and I expect bar stools to go fast for this one. Reserve yours via 8507-3617 or thecut.beijing (at) fairmont.com.
By the way, the Fairmont is billing Lorincz as the “world’s best bartender” because he won Diageo’s World Class competition in 2010 and Conde Nast named him best hotel bartender in 2011. Nice credentials, but does that mean he can make a decent Alfonso Special?