Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona to open PDT (Please Don’t Tell) pop-up cocktail bar
August 9, 2016: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona and WORLD CLASS, the collection of spirits from Diageo RESERVE, are opening a pop-up bar. The hotel’s Banker’s Bar will be made-over to recreate PDT (Please Don’t Tell), the legendary New York speakeasy named World’s Best Bar at Tales of the Cocktail in 2009, and again in 2011 by The World’s 50 Best Bars poll. PDT BCN, the pop-up bar at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will be open from September 1 through 30.
To faithfully recreate the look and feel of PDT, guests will enter PDT BCN through a hidden entrance in a phone booth, and, once inside, find a bar that closely resembles the New York original. New York’s PDT is concealed behind a vintage phone booth at Crif Dogs, a hot dog stand in East Village. Jim Meehan, bartender, founder of PDT, author of the PDT Cocktail Book, and Jeff Bell, current General Manager of PDT and WORLD CLASS USA Bartender of the Year 2013, will join veteran PDT bartender, Adam Schmidt, behind the bar at PDT BCN creating their unique cocktails. Liaising with the PDT BCN team, some of the world’s most recognized Chefs will prepare hot dogs they have invented especially for the bar’s customers, including Joan Roca, whose three Michelin-star El Celler de Can Roca is placed second in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants; Carme Ruscalleda, who has seven Michelin stars, more than any other female chef in the world; Ángel León, the “Chef of the Sea”, whose restaurant, Aponiente, has two Michelin stars; Gastón Acurio, the “Ambassador of Peruvian cuisine”, whose restaurant, Astrid & Gastón, is placed second in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants; Albert Adrià, the innovative owner of Barcelona’s one Michelin-star restaurants,
PDT BCN will be open Tuesday to Saturday with first bookings at 7.30pm and second bookings at 9.30pm.
For reservations please contact Banker’s Bar from Monday to Sunday, between 10am and 6pm, by phone: +34 610726449 or email: [email protected]