Meet master bartender Mr Timo Janse
Mr Timo Janse is not your average bartender, he is an unusual character. In his career, he has made over 600.000 cocktails. About once a month, the multiple award-winning Amsterdam-based connaisseur spreads his wings to show off his skills at hotspots all over the world. From Antwerp to Beijing, from New Orleans to Taiwan – his air miles just keep stacking up. The other day I got to fly by his side for a while, he just returned home from a gig in Saint Petersburg.
In Russia’s second largest city, Mr Janse gave a seminar at a cocktail convention and served as guest bartender in the cosily crowded One & Half Room. His next stop: Berlin. After that: Lisbon. And then… he can’t even keep track. Every city offers a different experience, the master bartender says. He will never forget that time he performed his magic on the 90th floor of a Shanghai skyscraper, with the city bustling at his feet. What the holy grail of bartending is? After some quiet deliberation, he settles on the Savoy Hotel in London. “Working there must be very cool.”