An enchanting evening awaits as Mr. Takeshita, the Grand Champion of the Rémy Martin Bartender Talent Competition Japan 2022, weaves his magic, crafting exquisite cocktails for a night to remember.
At The St. Regis Hotel Osaka (located at 3-6-12 Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka), a special event, 'St. Regis Bar Takeover Series,' will be held on February 11, 2024 (Sunday) at the 12th-floor St. Regis Bar. Guests can enjoy an exclusive evening featuring original cocktails and performances by guest bartenders.
The inaugural event of this series, taking place on February 11, 2024, at the 12th-floor St. Regis Bar in The St. Regis Hotel Osaka (located at 3-6-12 Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka), is a collaboration with Rémy Cointreau Japan Co., Ltd., the innovator in the wine and spirits industry with a focus on sustainable cultivation practices under the principle of 'quality over quantity.' This collaboration celebrates the 300th anniversary of Rémy Martin, renowned for its Cognac, Fine Champagne, as it brings a new dimension to the industry.
Against the backdrop of a magnificent mural depicting the past, present, and future of Osaka inspired by the Rakuchu Rakugai-zu (Scenes in and around Kyoto) behind the bar counter, 'St. Regis Bar' exudes an overwhelming ambiance. The guest bartender for this first installment is Mr. Kenichi Takeshita, the Grand Champion of the Rémy Martin Bartender Talent Competition Japan 2022, hailing from 'The Bar' at The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto.
Mr. Takeshita will artfully craft four original cocktails, including the 'Foredriver' created when he clinched the Grand Champion title. The 'Foredriver,' renowned for its unique taste, is based on Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, known for its smoothness derived from the barrel aging process and notable for its impressions of freshly baked bread, vanilla, and brioche. These special cocktails, along with the soothing live jazz performance, will create an exquisite and blissful moment.
Experience a luxurious and refined evening in the space where the traditions of The St. Regis resonate across generations. Join us for this exclusive and unforgettable moment transcending time.
The St. Regis Bar Takeover Series
■ Period: February 11, 2024 (Sunday)
■ Time: 18:00–22:00
■ Venue: St. Regis Bar, 12th Floor
Four Original Cocktails (Foredriver, Bonaparte Tonic, Remy Donut, Pompadour featuring Sidecar) - Each ¥3,000
■ Website: https://www.stregisbar.stregisosaka.com/lto-page
Kenichi Takeshita Profile
Bartender at 'The Bar,' The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto. After studying hospitality at a hotel specialized school, he commenced his career as a bartender at a hotel in Osaka. He honed his skills at luxury hotels in Tokyo and other locations before joining The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto in 2020, where he continues to excel. Actively participating in cocktail competitions, he achieved the Grand Champion title at the 'RÉMY MARTIN BARTENDER TALENT COMPETITION JAPAN 2022' held in December 2022. In June 2023, he represented Japan at the global competition 'RÉMY MARTIN Bartender Talent Academy' held in France.
■ Reservations & Inquiries
The St. Regis Hotel Osaka Restaurant Reservations: 06-6105-5659 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM)
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About Rémy Martin:
Founded in 1724 in the Cognac region of France, Rémy Martin has been crafting exquisite blends for 300 years. The delicate balance of strength and elegance created by the Cellar Masters is highly praised. As the only major Cognac house rooted in winegrowing (vineyard owners and winemakers), Rémy Martin takes pride in its heritage and continues to specialize exclusively in Fine Champagne Cognac, even to this day. The emblem of Rémy Martin, the centaur, has adorned every bottle since 1870, symbolizing harmony between humans and nature. It represents the brand's values of passion, originality, generosity, and courage. As a company actively engaged in contemporary society, Rémy Martin takes steps to minimize its impact on the environment, such as transitioning bottle materials to recycled glass.
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