Bartender Profile: Franco Centola

For some, bartending is a job, for others it’s a passion. Franco Centola is one of a rare breed who elevates the mixing of drinks to an art form. For him, achieving the perfect balance of flavours, and the right degree of acidity, and the ideal mix of liqueurs is guided by instinct rather than formula.

Having served numerous A-list celebrities in his years working in five star hotels and resorts in Europe, Franco can put on a show like no other. When he is behind his bar, he is not making cocktails – he is performing alchemy, enthralling his guests with his one man show and opening their eyes to a whole new world.