TORO+KO Dubai bartender wins Monin Cup UAE competition

    Leslie Kuzmenko will represent the UAE at the global finals in France
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    Leslie Kuzmenko took home the crown at the UAE finals of the Monin Cup, beating out the seven other finalists to claim the number one spot.

    The bartender from TORO+KO Dubai had to show off her drink crafting skills in the Dubai sun at Azure Beach, The Rixos JBR, in a high-pressure finale sponsored by Monin and Fresh Express.

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    Over 100 bartenders had participated in the preliminary rounds before being whittled down to the final eight, with Kuzmenko now heading to France to represent the UAE in the Monin Cup global finals in December.

    Also appearing on the day was one of the world’s top 50 bartenders Steve Schneider who performed a masterclass on a number of topics including what it takes to be a quality bartender and how to create a great cocktail.

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