Who | Marco Perego
Where | Dubai, UAE, Asia
Current Bar | Taiko Dubai
Past Bar(s) | Boo Radley’s (Christchurch, New Zealand), Bearfoot Bistro (Whistler, Canada), Giulia in Galleria (Parma, Italy), Cleaver (Calgary, Canada), Llama Bar (Perth, Australia), Harbourside (Auckland, New Zealand)
Favourite Spirit | Tequila, Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Yuzu, Pineapple, Mandarin, Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Paper Plane, Martinez, Mai Tai
Favourite Part of the Job | Developing a brand new cocktail list and naming the drinks on it.
Favourite After Work Drink | Lager, gin and tonic
Favourite at Home Drink | Water!
Favourite bar in the world | Rita Tiki Room (Milan, Italy), Jerry Thomas (Rome, Italy), Boo Radley’s (Christchurch, New Zealand), Proof (Calgary, Canada), Eau De Vie (Melbourne, Australia)
Best known for | Creativity and clumsiness
Favourite “at work” memory | “Working” for the opening of a new bar in a guesthouse in Thailand. We, six guests who were staying in the guesthouse, helped out with menus, decorations, stock and everything else. I found myself mixing drinks behind the bar on the first day and it was awesome!
What do you collect? Basketball jerseys, cocktail recipes, passport stamps
Favourite thing about your city? Endless possibilities and a lot of visibility if you play your cards right
What was the last photo that you took? A bar selfie on this last New Year’s night
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Philippines, Alaska, Japan, Fiji, California, Eastern coast of Canada, Patagonia, Namibia
Any claims to fame? I survived several encounters with a very angry mother-in-law
Prosecco or Cava? None
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Peychaud’s
Singapore or San Francisco? I like Singapore but it’s too strict for too many things, not my place. Never been to Frisco but I’d love to. I’ll go for San Francisco because why not.
Grapefruit or Pineapple? It’s like choosing between mom and dad… Let’s say pineapple