Campari One To Watch 2018
Campari One To Watch 2018: carnaval, lima
A former cocktail creator at top Lima restaurant Astrid y Gastón, talented bartender Aaron Díaz co-founded Carnaval in late 2017, quickly establishing it as one of the world’s most exciting new openings. Based on the philosophy of Conceptual Cocktails, everything at Carnaval is inspired by Díaz and his team’s travels around the world, from Bolivia to Colombia, Milan to London. These trips have resulted in cocktails such as Beso de la Muerte (Kiss of death) – which contains pisco, wasabi, seaweed sake and camu – and Alma (Soul), featuring vodka, strawberries and raspberries, cachaça and prosecco.
A key feature of Carnaval is its ice room, where a designated ice chef creates bespoke cubes, spheres and other shapes and sizes for each cocktail from the bar’s own in-house water treatment system. Drinks are served in cups and glasses specially designed by eight different Peruvian artists, meaning that every detail of every cocktail is carefully considered. For the full experience, order El Gran Carnaval, a tasting menu of seven half-cocktails selected by the passionate bar crew. There are also bottles available for purchase, including Beso de la Muerte pisco.
In just a year, Carnaval has become the go-to destination for cocktail lovers visiting the Peruvian capital. As the Campari One To Watch, it will surely attract yet more discerning drinkers from across the globe.
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