Courvoisier Toast of Paris

Now in its third year, Courvoisier cognac’s annual Toast of Paris competition is open for entries.

Giving bartenders around the globe the chance to win a trip to Paris, Château Courvoisier and a ‘unique prize,’ the competition calls on bartenders to take inspiration from the Parisian Belle Époque, and for the first time, make a ‘Instagram-worthy’ cocktail.

The brief is simple. Bartenders must showcase their skill with Courvoisier VSOP in one or both of their chosen cocktails: a cognac-centred expression of an ‘all time classic’ cocktail, or a ‘Café Courvoisier’ – a twist on a coffee-based cocktail featuring Courvoisier.

Alongside the ingredients and method for their cocktails, bartenders have the option of submitting a video showcasing their serve and the inspiration behind it. The entrants that best capture the innovative spirit of Courvoisier will be invited to attend the regional heats where they will compete for a spot in the national final.

Now for the prize, where the finalists will travel to Château Courvoisier in Jarnac and enjoy a gala dinner along with tour of the Paradis cellar. Each finalist will also be appointed a Courvoisier Lumière; an exclusive collective of bartenders across the world who embody the ‘joie de vivre’ of Courvoisier.

The overall winner will receive a bespoke blend of Courvoisier presented in an engraved, crystal decanter and $4,000 to to support their future career development and continuous education.

The four regional heats will take place in London on 26 March, Edinburgh on 27 March, Manchester on 28 March and Bristol on 29 March. The UK final will take place in London at the beginning of April.

To enter, visit the official Toast of Paris website.

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