Giacomo Giannotti: “We try to stimulate all the 5 senses and always pay attention to the details”
Paradiso is a speakeasybar hidden behind a fridge door in a Pastramy Bar, based in the born area of Barcelona. When you open the fridge door you feel involve in a mix of Hospitality, creative design with wood waves on the roof and carrara marble on the bar, shine menu, great atmosphere. Giacomo Giannotti, Bar Manager of Paradiso, will bring that atmosphere from Barcelona to the BAROMETER on September 28-30. But we decided not to wait and already asked him a few questions.
How many glasses a day do you usually serve (on busy Friday)?
About 400 drinks.
How many glasses a day do you usually drink?
I’m not usually a drinker.
What is the funniest cocktail name you ever heard/invented yourself?
Supercool Martini, Where is the Daiquiri?, Hugo Sanchez.
What is the most popular cocktail in your bar now?
The Great Gatsby, a variation of Old Fashioned with truffle honey and lavander bitter, smoked with chocolate and vanilla tabacco.
What is the most unpopular (underestimated) cocktail these days?
Bellini style (at least in our bar).
What was the weirdest cocktail you ever made/tried/saw in your life?
A cocktail with a sweet and sour sauce from Thailand, it was very weird.
What is your ideal guest? What would he order?
An open-minded person, traveler, he would order some of the cocktails from our menu or he would let us drive him.
What would you like to invent?
Something new and memorable for my guests.
What is the best part of bar tending for you?
Sharing with guests or with colleagues around the world, moment-knowledge.
What have your job taught you?
That you never stop learning.
What’s a bad habit you have?
Go to sleep late, ahahah.
What superpower would you most like to have? Or what is it if you already have one?
Handle difficult situations behind the bar without other’s notice.
What music do you listen now?
Italian rock-pop or electronic groove.
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to cheer yourself up?
Playing football or some sport in general.
If you could trend lives with one person for a day who would it be?
Francesco Totti, as Roma Legend.
What is so special about bartenders?
They must be very passionate about what they do every day.