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Artesian invites global bartenders for takeover series

London cocktail bar Artesian at The Langham hotel is set to host a series of takeover events featuring guest shifts with bartenders from around the world.

The team at London bar Artesian will welcome bartenders from around the world

Taking place from 18 September until 20 October, the series will see bars including Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China; Crown Shy in New York, US; and Public in Sheffield, UK, take over the London hotel bar for one night each.

During the takeovers, each venue will create an exclusive menu featuring five cocktails from their bar and two cocktails from Artesian’s team.

Anna Sebastian, bar manager at Artesian, said: “I’m really excited about this takeover series. These bars are iconic and venues that I personally admire, so it’s an amazing opportunity for Artesian guests to experience something a bit different here in London for one night only.

“It’s also the 10th anniversary of London Cocktail Week so what better way to mark the occasion than to invite the best of the best to showcase their skills here in London.”

Cocktails at each event will be priced at £14 (US$17), with £1 (US$1.20) from the sale of each drink being donated to industry charity Healthy Hospo.

The events taking place in the series include:

18 September, Andrew Ho and Philip Stieger from Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China

22 September, Gethin Jones from Cottonopolis in Manchester, UK

1 October, Jonathan Lind and Harrison Ginsberg from Crown Shy in New York, US

2 October, David Nguyen-Luu and Sophia Kang from Manhattan Bar in Singapore

4 October, Shingo Gokan, founder of SG Group in Shanghai, China

5 October, Vasilis Kyritsis and Alex Simonides from The Clumsies in Athens, Greece

6 October, Antonio Lai and Samuel Kwok from Quinary in Hong Kong

20 October, Jack Wakelin and James O’Hara from Public in Sheffield, UK

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