Rockpool Bar & Grill’s David Nguyen-Luu is through to the national final of the Angostura Global Cocktail Competition. He took out the WA round of the comp last Monday night at Perth’s Universal Bar. Finishing in second place was Joe Sinagra, and there was a tie for third place between Mechanics Institute’s Ben Tua and Dimitri Rtshiladze.
Nguyen-Luu joins Luke Redington, Dave Meadows, Evan Stanley, Sean Chow, and wild-card entry Mike Tomasic in the national final. They’ll all battle it out over two days of competition in Sydney this October, said Angostura brand manager, Auriane Bourdin.
“One thing’s for sure, the national finals in October will be a very close competition,” she said. “We plan to put the finalists through their paces by running a range of challenges over two days. They won’t just have to make cocktails, although that will be a key focus of course, they will also have to think on their feet and be exceptional to win this cocktail challenge.”