I was invited by the premier casual dining chain T.G.I. Fridays at its Bonifacio High Street branch for the launch of its “Stars Behind the Bar” tour last March 21, 2013.
Six (6) star bartenders amazed everyone with their flair bartending skills. Flair bartending
is the art of preparing drinks while performing spectacular
stunts like juggling, flips, bottle-balancing, and even the use of fire to entertain their audience. The stars made everyone stand
back with their fire tricks.
During the launch, the six (6) star bartenders were introduced one by one amidst fanfare and applause.
The six (6) expert flair bartenders are:
Aldrin “The One” Javar
Genrev “The Revolution” Bacasno
Gino “The Bomb” Simbillo
Junjun “The Entertainer” Marcelo
Michael “Unstoppable” Rabago
Ronilo “The Showstopper” Bautista
The highlight of
the night was the astonishing demonstration of the bartenders wherein they pour mixed drinks from Malt cups to the glasses.
Amazing! Bravo! Vodka in Cardice!
The six (6) expert flair bartenders who will
be featured in the tour had gone through rigorous trainings
and were previous participants of the “Shake, Rattle and Pour Bartending
Championship” which is now on its 18th year. Can you see yourself standing in front of a crowd that looks truly amazed by your performance? How would that feel for you when you are able to entertain that whole crowd? Are you interested to learn flair bartending? Then head over to any TGIF restaurant when the Stars behind the bar are scheduled to teach basic flairs and tricks. The six (6) expert flair bartenders will continue to share their bartending skills at different T.G.I.F. branches in Metro Manila. Here are the “Stars Behind the Bar” tour schedule and locations: March 21, April 11 and 25, May 9 – T.G.I.F. Bonifacio High Street March 22, April 12 and 26, May 10 – T.G.I.F. Glorietta April 4, May 16 – T.G.I.F. Mall of Asia April 5, May 17 – T.G.I.F. Eastwood April 14, May 4 – T.G.I.F. TriNoma April 18, May 23 – T.G.I.F. Malate April 19, May 24 – T.G.I.F. Alabang Town Center May 2, April 39 – T.G.I.F. Tomas Morato May 3 and 31 – T.G.I.F. Robinsons Galleria