Ben McCormack, all-round epicurean and editor of SquareMeal, presents Tio Pepe Tasters, a series of six audio interviews with leading chefs, restaurateurs and bar owners chatting about their favourite food and sherry matches, broadcast on Jazz FM.
This week, we’re talking to Lucia Montanelli, the very talented bartender from The Bar at The Dorchester who was the winner of the UK finals of the Tio Pepe Challenge 2017. Lucia won the Tio Pepe challenge with her version of a Sherry Cobbler but loves to use Tio Pepe in place of vermouth or other ingredients to give a fresh twist on a classic cocktail such as a Manhattan or Bellini.
Lucia first developed honed her skills in her native Italy before moving to London. Listen to Lucia’s food and sherry recommendations here and to learn about her favourite restaurants and bars.
Click here to listen to the previous episodes in the series.