To me, Italy has always set the bar for hospitality. The country and their people are almost synonymous with the word. Unfortunately that hasn’t always meant opportunities in that sector. Fifteen years ago the drinking culture seemed to be missing and the few Italian bartenders who were successful encouraged you to leave the country to find work.
But now seems to be a new era in bartending thanks to a few Italian pioneers. Two in particular are Mario Farulla and Diego Ferrari. In their interview with Michele Mariotti, they explain the paths of their careers and the reason behind their decision to come back to their mother country.
Click here to read my full article in Bartender Magazine's Fall/Winter 2019 issue: