Take a trip into the secret world of Patrón's recent exclusive dining event, while sampling the winning recipe from the Patrón Perfectionist cocktail competition
Those that know Patrón tequila, know that this ultra-premium spirit is not your usual. Their exclusive and world renowned event, Patrón Secret Dining Society, is the perfect example of this.
The Patrón Secret Dining Society brings together acclaimed chefs and talented mixologists in interesting venues for intimate dining experiences in cities across the globe. It’s an exclusive evening of creative Patrón Tequila cocktails paired with once-in-a-lifetime culinary achievements, along with fascinating people and spirited conversation - all curated by Patrón in breathtaking and unexpected places. Known internationally as the world's highest-quality ultra-premium tequila, Patrón has a reputation for throwing only the best and most exclusive events. And for the first time, New Zealand's foodie elite were able to experience the same.
After being whisked away from The Langham, Auckland, to a secret location, guests were greeted by the stunning vistas and breathtaking views of Kauri Bay Boomrock. Once there, guests were treated to a 6-course degustation by Chef Jeroen van Bilsen paired with cocktails created by Mixologist Jeremy Nivern of Mea Culpa.
And because forward-thinking mixology is part of Patrón's DNA, the brand also recently held their annual Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition, to celebrate innovative ideas and craftsmanship in mixology.
Held in 18 countries around the world, the competition challenges the world’s best bartenders to create a cocktail worthy of this incredible tequila. National winners from around the world will then fly into Mexico in January 2018 to attend the Patrón Perfectionists semi-finals and finals.
Representing New Zealand is Patrón Perfectionist cocktail competition winner Madeleine Tate from Talulah Bar in Auckland. For the competition, Tate created the delicious Pick Me Up, a reviving blend of Patrón Reposado tequila with flavours of cherry, lime and sherry, (recipe below).