Irish Restaurant Awards’ Cocktail Experience 2023 Shortlist Announced

By Dave Simpson
Irish Restaurant Awards’ Cocktail Experience 2023 Shortlist Announced

This month, more than 140 participants competed in the 2023 Cocktail Experience Competition – ‘Cocktails of the World’ – sponsored by Monin.

Panel Of Judges Reviewed Cocktails On Day

A panel of three judges reviewed the cocktails made on the day, the criteria of which included relevance to the theme, the use of Monin products, presentation, and much more.

All-Ireland Final Date And Location

After much consideration, the judges compiled a shortlist of 15 competitors, who are now invited to attend the Irish Restaurant Awards’ All-Ireland Final on Monday 15 May in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, at which the All-Ireland Cocktail Experience Winner will be announced.

Trip To Home Of Monin, In Bourges, France

The All-Ireland Champion will receive a prize trip to the home of Monin, in Bourges, France, including training in the new, purpose-built Villa Monin.


The full shortlist is as follows.


  • Bodega 1830 – Chris Walshe
  • Bonsai Bar – Lucas Perrot
  • Candlelight Bar Malahide – Lee Kenny Adams
  • Cornstore Restaurant, Cork – Caroline Davis
  • CoqBull, Cork – Cian Daly
  • Hang Dai – Patrick Cannon
  • Hilliard’s, Killarney – Laura Foley
  • House Dublin – Milos Labik
  • Little Pyg – Andrea Grechi
  • Kinara Kitchen – Andrew Petrescu
  • Merrion Hotel – Adrian McFadden
  • Old Street Restaurant – Siobhan Fahy
  • Parlour, Haddington House – Fernando Anton
  • Saba, South William Street – Marco Fiore
  • The Green Hen – David Soares

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