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In celebration of Negroni Week happening around the world in September, Okada Manila launches The Guest Bartender Showcase beginning with its first renowned guest mixologist Ian Osillo.
He will have his guest shift at Okada Manila’s Italian restaurant, La Piazza, on Sept. 20, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., where he will be showcasing an off-menu of his signature drink concoctions, including his own twist on the iconic Negroni drink.
Well-curated Italian menu with premium cocktails, wines
La Piazza will serve as the venue of The Guest Bartender Showcase. The restaurant offers a well-curated menu of Italian dishes complemented by a premium range of cocktails and wines. La Piazza has two areas for guests to choose from: the Trattoria, which has a more casual vibe, and the Ristorante for a fine dining experience.
A master of craft cocktails
Ian James Osillo is a brand ambassador of Campari Philippines. He has carved a name for himself in the industry for his innovative tipple creations that frequently trend on social media. He entered the scene via a speakeasy bar, which ignited his passion for the craft and expanded his horizons in craft cocktails.
He champions traditional techniques but also takes pride in his experiences that have enabled him to further enhance his bartending skills. He relishes guest shifts to meet new people and network with both industry veterans and novices.
The Guest Bartender Showcase
Okada Manila featured its first guest bartender, national bartending champion Kate Osmillo in July. Following its success, The Guest Bartender Showcase offers an exciting line-up of world-class guest bartenders set to take over the property’s various premier spaces. After Osillo, Ichii Itoh and Tina Tubig will do a bar takeover at the Sportsbook on Oct. 13, followed by Ralph Allen, dubbed as the “Dean of Spiritual Arts,” at La Piazza on Nov. 10.
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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Okada Manila.