Dubai, UAE-: Embracing COYA’s DNA and dedication to the art of mixology, COYA Dubai is thrilled to take Amigos de COYA, its revolutionary guest bartending event, overseas for the very first time.
Elevating the revolutionary bartending series to the next level, the collaboration will see COYA Dubai Bar Manager Samy Rathnayake and COYA Dubai Senior Bartender Riccardo Unyen Smith host unmissable mixology experiences at two of New Delhi’s most famous and successful bars.
Showcasing COYA’s passion for Peruvian culture and its award-winning mixology expertise, Samy and Riccardo will be treating guests at Sidecar and Home Deli to an array of COYA’s most delicious and creative concoctions.
Currently ranked number 26 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list and number 14 on Asia’s Best Bars, Sidecar is an artisanal cocktail bar known for its incredible atmosphere, friendly team and artistic cocktails.
Ran by world-renowned bartenders Yangdup Lama and Minakshi Singh, the venue prides itself on making the finest cocktails in India. The bar team ensures maximum flavour is delivered in every sip by making its own array of bitters, syrups and herbal infusions, and the menu spans everything from classic creations to bespoke seasonal recipes.
Split over two floors, the revolving programme of live music, book readings and other special events maintains the creative and intimate ambiance. Sharing COYA’s dedication to art, music and mixology, Sidecar is honoured to welcome the COYA Dubai, and give them a platform from which to share their best and most enticing recipes.
Following the event at Sidecar, Samy and Riccardo will next head to Home Delhi, the exclusive bar and club ranked number 30 on Asia’s 50 Best Bar list 2022.
Blending the charms and traditions of old-world India with fresh and contemporary creativity, the venue invites every guest to make themselves at home and savour an array of bespoke delicacies complimented by live entertainment and tasty light bites.
A place for discerning travellers and beverage connoisseurs, the collaborative evening promises to be filled with tantalising COYA cocktails, chilled vibes and uplifting beats.
Samy Rathnayake, COYA Dubai Bar Manager, said: “These collaborative Amigos de COYA events provide an unmissable opportunity for us to take the mixology expertise of COYA Dubai out of the UAE, and build new connections and memories with people, brands and places across the world. Since the global Amigos de COYA initiative launched in 2022, I’m proud to say that COYA Dubai has been involved with 8 of the 12 volumes that have taken place so far. We want to introduce as many people as possible to the vibrant spirit of Peru and the talents of the COYA brand, and opportunities like this are a brilliant chance to build friendships with other bars, nurture our love for mixology, and share our skills with other bartenders and guests.”
COYA Dubai will visit Sidecar on Tuesday, February 14 and Home Delhi on Wednesday, February 15.