Tian Bar at Four Seasons Guangzhou has recently welcomed Antonio De Luca as Head Bartender, together with a special themed Marco Polo Night – every Friday evening to bring an Italian experience to drink lovers in town.
Born in Amantea, a small town in southern Italy, Antonio studied mixology in Milano at Campari Academy and honed his studies in the United Kingdom. He launched his career in Italy at the Mediterranean Palace Hotel, a luxury hotel located on the Tyrrhenian coast and later worked in Asia and the Middle East before returning to China in 2019.
天马行空的安东尼奥以举世闻名的马可波罗之旅为主题打造了三款特色鸡尾酒，创作灵感源于意大利探险家马可.波罗年轻时候深受父亲和叔叔的影响，于1271年至1295年期间通过丝绸之路来到元朝中国的精彩故事。文化和历史人物通过巧妙的融合在鸡尾酒中被演绎。以Maffeo为例，这款酒借鉴了古罗马时期一种名为“Dulcia”烈酒的配方，混合了芝华士18年、金巴利和曼奇诺红味美思酒并置于杯中。而“Niccolo”这款鸡尾酒则是以其父亲的名字命名，由潘诺、榛子利口酒、菠萝、椰浆、自制糖浆等调制而成，略带有中东风情。“La Serenissima小夜曲” 是来源于马可波罗喜爱的一款类似白兰地口味的烈酒，与从菊花中提取的甜味混合，将这款带有柔软花香的口感演绎得淋漓尽致。
Inspired by The Travels of Marco Polo, Antonio created three special cocktails from the stories of the young Marco Polo, who traveled Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295. Marco Polo’s epic stories were inspired by his travels with his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo, who made a strong impression on the young Marco Polo. The cocktails that are presented are Maffeo, an ancient Roman recipe called “”dulcia” that was given by Maffeo to some Roman Crusaders during the invasion of Constantinople: essentially a Blend of Whisky, Vermouth and Campari prepared with spices and citric fruits. The drink Niccolo, a mix of ingredients from the Middle East, with Arrack, a hazelnut liqueur, coconut and pineapple, and finally a recipe by Marco Polo who loved to mix Italian flavors with a touch of Asian ingredients. In fact, he loved a famous Italian spirit similar to Grappa, combined with a sugar extracted from the flowers of Chrysanthemums.
99/F, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
5 Zhujiang West Rd., Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou