Electric Pawn Shop and Ca-Ri-Co are freshly declared as Tales of the Cocktail Top 10 Best New International Cocktail Bar – MEA and Best International Restaurant Bar – Europe, respectively.
Dubai: Experience a double dose of excellence as Electric Pawn Shop and Cà-Ri-Co Milano, freshly declared as Tales of the Cocktail Top 10 Best New International Cocktail Bar – MEA and Top 10 Best International Restaurant Bar – Europe, respectively team up on May 3rd for an unmissable evening. Indulge in creative concoctions crafted by world-renowned mixology masters, Ca-Ri-Co’s founder Domenico Carella and head bartender Francesco Polo, who will also be bringing the experience of The Martini Room, the first room dedicated exclusively to martini cocktails in the world and the first timed bar on the planet to Dubai.
Tales of the Cocktail is a highly esteemed program dedicated to bringing together and honoring the best and the brightest in the cocktail industry from around the world. It also serves as a platform for mixologists, bartenders, and industry professionals to showcase their skills, share knowledge, and network with one another. Being recognized by Tales of the Cocktail is considered a significant achievement, as it is a testament to the quality and creativity of one’s craft. Electric Pawn Shop being in the Top 10 Best New International Cocktail Bar – MEA and Cà-Ri-Co Milano in the Top 10 Best International Restaurant Bar – Europe demonstrate their commitment to excellence and innovation. And for one night only, these two powerhouses are coming together to offer patrons a chance to taste the best of both worlds in a single location.
Urban and contemporary in style and a laboratory of ideas made of quality liquids and raw materials, Cà-Ri-Co is an amalgamation of rhythm, synergy and contemporaneity, where guests eat and drink from the hour of the aperitif until late at night to surprise the palate. Since its inception, it has garnered wide industry acclaim such as earning one hat in the Restaurant Guide of LlEspresso, being included in the 50 Best Discovery list, winning Cocktail Bar of the Year for the Italian Bar guide Gambero Rosso 2021, ranking No. 78 in Top 500 Bars 2022 and more. Cà-Ri-Co also takes pride in the launch of The Martini Room.
One of Cà-Ri-Co’s founders, Domenico Carella’s passion for mixology comes from decades of experience as a professional chef before moving to the cocktail industry where he applied the same respect and passion for flavours. Traveling the world allowed him to grow his knowledge and work for brands like Dry Milano, founded by Michelin-starred chef, Andrea Berton; BOKAN in Canary Wharf in London; Pirata Group in Hong Kong; and two Michelin starred restaurant, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana. In 2015, he was named Bartender of the Year in Asia by “That’s Shanghai”. Upon returning to Milan in 2019, Carella helped develop brands for Langosteria and Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia and became a consultant to world-class chefs and brands.
Save the date and book a table to experience a glass (or more) of Domenico and Francesco’s inventive creations. Pair these with the delish East-meets-West bar bites from Electric Pawn Shop’s refreshed menu with operations headed by co-owner and respected concept creator, Lynn Lin. With eclectic beats from co-owner and musical genius Lobito Brigante, it’s going to be yet again another unmissable drinking and dining experience at Electric Pawn Shop.