Okada Manila kicks off ‘guest bartender showcase’ with Ian Osillo



The Manila Times


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IN celebration of Negroni Week happening around the world in September, Okada Manila launches its “The Guest Bartender Showcase” beginning with its first renowned mixologistguest, Ian James Osillo. He will have his guest shift at Okada Manila’s spectacular Italian restaurant, La Piazza on September 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where he will be showcasing an amazing off-menu of his signature drink concoctions, including his own unique twist on the iconic Negroni drink. With its well-curated Italian menu complemented with premium cocktails and wines, La Piazza serves as the venue of the rollout of “The Guest Bartender Showcase.” The beautiful restaurant offers a wellcurated menu of premier Italian dishes complemented with a premium range of cocktails and an impressive wine selection. It has two beautifully designed areas for guests to choose from — the Trattoria, which has a more casual vibe and its magnificent Ristorante for a fine-dining experience. Osillo is brand ambassador of Campari Philippines. He has carved a name for himself in the industry for his innovative tipple creations that frequently trend on social media. He entered the scene via a speakeasy bar, which ignited his passion for the craft and rapidly expanded his horizons in craft cocktails. He champions traditional techniques but also takes pride in his experience and learnings that have enabled him to further enhance his bartending skills. He relishes guest shifts to meet new people as they enjoy his drink creations, as well as the great network they provide with both industry veterans and novices. Okada Manila featured its first guest bartender, national bartending champion Kate Osmillo in July. Following its success, “The Guest Bartender Showcase” offers an exciting lineup of worldclass guest bartenders set to take over the property’s various premier spaces. Email RestaurantReservation@ okadamanila.com for reservations and inquiries or visit https://okdmnl.ph/GuestBartenderShowcase for more information.