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Santa Rosa Pastry Cup 2018

Salvatore was honoured to be asked to join a jury of Italy’s most celebrated Pastry Chefs to judge the Santa Rosa Pastry Cup, a  celebration of the traditional Sfogliatella di Santa Rosa, created in the 1600s at the Monastery of …
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Maestro Challenge now in it’s 4th Year!

This years theme was ‘I Pittori Costaioli‘ a name given to a group of artists living and working on the Amalfi Coast during the late 1800s.Two days of competition included a Tiki challenge held on the rocks beneath Maiori’s ancient …
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Maestro d’Arte e Mestieri 2018

Salvatore is the proud recipient of  Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere, and travelled to Milan to receive his award at the ceremony held in the magnificent  Salone d’Onore Triennale. He is one of 77 new Masters of Arts and Crafts, who signed …
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Salvatore back in Mayfair

Salvatore has now launched his new residency at Donovan Bar at the historic Brown’s Hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair’ Highlights of the new menu, inspired by the Donovan Bar’s unique history include:  Flower Power – Hendrick’s Gin re-distilled …
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Barometer 2017

What an amazing reception I received, when I gave a presentation for Martini Bacardi at this year’s Barometer Bar Show in Kiev. A spectacular theatre celebrating our wonderful industry.

Italian City of Culture 2020

Salvatore was extremely proud and honoured to be asked to represent the town Ravello and the Amalfi Coast in their application to host Italian City of Culture 2020. During the many years since he left and began his journey in …
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The Maestro Challenge 2017

Salvatore’s hometown of Maiori on the beautiful Amalfi Coast was the backdrop again for the 3rd Edition of The Maestro Challenge. This years theme celebrated the films of Fellini, this legend of the film industry had great affection for the …
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Mixology Bar Awards – Bar Convent Berlin 2016

The Mixology Bar Awards are the leading awards of the bar industry in the German-speaking world. First presented in 2007 in Berlin, the awards honor excellence in a variety of categories relating to the bar industry in Germany, Austria, and …
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World Class Global Final 2016

World Class Bartender of the Year Global Final was this year held in the glamorous US city of Miami. A climax to regional competitions which take place all around the world the final brings together a wealth of talented bartenders …
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The Maestro Challenge 2016

Following on from last years very first Maestro Challenge, I was proud and delighted to host the 2nd Edition, again, in my home town of Maiori on Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast. I had the hard task to choose 12 finalists …
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