Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a cocktail master class at the Manzoni Bistro Bar. This classic Italian Bistro is at the Pullman JLT hotel, Dubai.
Manzoni Bistro Bar is named in honor of the famous Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni. The interiors are elegant and classy. The place is very lively and the open kitchens and the beautiful fireplace add to the warmth of the place. They have outdoor seating as well.
We were welcomed by the Staff at the Pullman JLT and the Manzoni Bistro. Before the master class, we were treated with some authentic Italian delicacies and a ginger infused mocktail.
For the antipasti, we tried the Caprese Skewers, Bruschetta and the Mushroom Arancini (served with Truffle Mayo). The appetizers were great. Then we were served the Veggie Pizza. Nothing like having freshly made Pizza that was prepared right in front of you. The ginger infused drink was soothing.
To start with the Masterclass, the in-house Mixologist Corina introduced us to the basics of Mixology. She told us about her grandma’s sugar syrup recipe and all the homemade ingredients that go into her cocktails. We were preparing one of the exquisite and signature mocktail- Manzoni in Love.
The ingredients we used were Martini Rossi, Lemon Juice, Gin, a Spices infused Sugar syrup (secret ingredient), and lots of Ice.
The next step was to blend them in the cocktail mixer and serve after garnishing.
Corina made sure we all had fun while learning the art of making this amazing cocktail. The drink was delish.
After the session, we were in for yet another surprise. The desserts. I am not a desserts person. But the desserts served here made me have extra servings.
We first tried the Tiramisu, a must at every Italian restaurant. It was ah-mazing.!!! Next up was the unique one of a kind dish by their new pastry chef. It was red hearts with gold flakes. (A Valentine’s Day special dish) It was sweet on the outside and a hint of spice and berries on the inside. We all were mind blown by this dish.
This was my first time at the cocktail master class and I thoroughly enjoyed the cocktail making session.
If you and your friends (minimum 5 members) would like to try something like this, get in touch with the restaurant. They conduct customized classes upon request. It is so much fun to learn to make your own cocktail.
I loved the steps taken by the hotel management at the Pullman JLT to reduce plastic waste. They use pasta straws instead of the plastic ones. The tissues are also replaced by the cloth napkins.
Thank You Alina, Suren and Team Manzoni Bistro for the fabulous evening.
Mazoni Bistro Bar
Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers Next to Damac Properties Metro station Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, P.O. Box 9268 Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES