W Maldives and Perrier present a collaboration with Asia's 50 Best Bars: Bar Cham

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Seoul’s cocktail culture in maldives

15 February, 2024

Nestled on the heart-shaped Fesdu Island and surrounded by one of the best  house reefs in the country, W Maldives invites you to imbibe in a captivating rendezvous. In partnership  with Perrier®, the resort is set to have you embark on a three-day affair with the crème de la crème of  Seoul’s cocktail culture—Bar Cham. From March 7 to 9, 2024, the luxury playground becomes a canvas  for this collaboration, painting the paradise escape with strokes of sophistication and fizz. 

Perrier®, synonymous with excellence in sparkling water, has been a steadfast supporter of the vibrant  creative world aiming to put spotlight on emerging artists from painters to beverage creators. The  brand’s support in the cocktail culture is particularly evident in its active involvement as the title sponsor  and Official Water Partner of World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Recognized for its  commitment to sophistication and it unique qualities, Perrier® has become the beverage of choice for  mixologists seeking to elevate their creations. Now, in a groundbreaking collaboration, Perrier® extends  its influence to the W Maldives, bringing the renowned Bar Cham from Seoul to the luxury resort’s  pristine shores. 

Kicking off the collaboration is a special Ocean To The Table dinner on March 7, 2024, at W Maldives’  overwater restaurant, FISH. Dive into a symphony of flavors, where Chef Baka’s signature culinary  creations are paired with Bar Cham’s award-winning cocktails. Savor the unique union of rich Maldivian  taste and the contemporary twists on Korea’s traditional spirits. The evening will not just be a dinner; it’s  a celestial affair under the stars and a soirée for the senses.

On March 8, a unique cocktail master class experience awaits at W Maldives’ private island,  Gaathafushi. The class will be led by Bar Cham’s Bar Manager and Senior Bartender, Yeonghwi Yun and  Myeongmin Kim, respectively, where they will reveal the secrets behind their award-winning concoctions  against a canvas of the tropical paradise. This exclusive experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to  get a sneak peek into the artisanship of Bar Cham’s creations. The master class concludes with an  intimate sunset session on the island where the natural beauty beckons you to simply enjoy the moment. 

The curtain falls on March 9, 2024, where Bar Cham is set to stage a coup at the resort’s overwater bar,  SIP. The bar takeover will unleash a spectacle of mixology mastery featuring a specially curated menu  just for the evening. Expect to sip, savor, and be surprised as Myeongmin Kim commandeers the scene  with a flair found nowhere else. The evening will also be amplified by the groovy tunes churned by W  Maldives’ music curator, Richard Ulh. 

“We are very thrilled to collaborate with Perrier® to bring the great talent behind the award-winning Bar  Cham to our shores. Perrier®’s commitment to providing top-of-the-line products and Bar Cham’s  dedication to providing a distinctive experience while highlighting the importance of staying true to local  wisdom truly match W Maldives’ stance in creating inspiring and meaningful activations for our guests,”  said Alexander Lopez, Resort Manager of W Maldives. He also adds, “Here at our luxury playground, we  are always trying to find ways to keep elevating our Beverage & Food offerings through distinctive  experiences. This collaboration with Perrier® and Bar Cham presents an opportunity for us to amplify W  Hotels’ passion points—TASTE—while showcasing the amazing talents behind the notable bars from all  over the world.” 

Bar Cham, an illustrious presence in Seoul’s cocktail landscape since 2018, offers a sensory voyage  through local spirits and meticulously sourced Korean produce. In a testament to their artistry, Bar Cham  secured the 13th position in Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2023 and an impressive 75th in the World’s Best Bar  rankings. Leading this symphony of taste are Yeonghwi Yun and Myeongmin Kim, Bar Cham’s Bar  Manager and Senior Bartender, the creative geniuses who have redefined mixology. This duo seamlessly  blends traditional Korean liquors with the finest seasonal produce, resulting in a unique imbibing  experience that transcends the ordinary. 

Hosting Bar Cham at W Maldives along with Perrier®, represents a harmonious blend of innovative  mixology and breathtaking surroundings. This collaboration creates an exclusive and luxurious setting for  guests to savor the finesse of Korea’s cocktail craftsmanship in a tropical paradise that offers an  unparalleled experience that embodies refined indulgence that transcends the ordinary. Book your spot  in all the events throughout this three-day affair via our website or connect directly with our team at  [email protected]

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