Paladar in Cork has been announced as a 2023 Spirited Awards Regional Top 10 Honoree for Best New Cocktail Bar for Europe.
Paladar is a Latin American-inspired cocktail bar and kitchen with a rotating menu of classic and signature cocktails based around rum, cachaça, agave and pisco. The stunning room is vibrant, full of energy and fun as would be expected from the team who brought us Cask on MacCurtain Street. The space is awash with Latin American art, music, and photography, including a dramatic glass installation from Eoin Turner Design. Paladar’s bar manager Oisín Wolfe, who is a finalist in this year’s Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of The Year curates the cocktail menu.
Paladar’s owner Andy Ferreira, says, “Tales of the Cocktail” is the Oscars of the bar world. Paladar getting nominated as one of the best new Cocktail bars to open in Europe this year is absolutely mind-blowing. Ireland has a tradition of punching above its weight and this is the second year in a row we have Irish bars featured on this global list. We put together an amazing team in the bar and kitchen with the aim of bringing something new and unique to Cork and this is only the beginning”.
Since its founding in 2007, the Spirited Awards, run by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, have become some of the industry’s most sought-after awards, celebrating global excellence in the drinks industry and recognising professionals, organisations, and establishments shaping the cocktail community worldwide. The judging panel includes respected bartenders, bar owners, educators, and writers from across the globe who draw on their years of experience to evaluate nominees from far and wide to ensure that the Spirited Awards are inclusive and represent the breadth and diversity of the global drinks industry.
The ultimate winners of the 2023 Spirited Awards will be announced at a ceremony on July 27th in New Orleans later this year.