The BEAT 3 minute interview – Alex Kratena

Name - Alex Kratena

Age - 34

Current project – The Pour Foundation 

Venue - Chiltern Fire House

Bartender – Dean Shury


Matt: Dutch Franks Milk Punch - Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila, Becherovka, Cinnamon, Lapsang and Green Tea

Alex: Instant Karma Club – Kamm and Sons, Montelobos Mezcal Joven, Agave and Lime Juice, Tonka Bean and Chilli


BEAT Special Questions

1. What’s the worst bartender behaviour you have ever seen?
    “I hate seeing bartenders throwing the menu at customers”

2. Strangest request at the Artesian? 
    Customer “Would you come upstairs with me and my wife?” 
    Alex “Sorry we don’t offer that service”
    Customer “I apologise, we will of course pay you!”

3. Best advice for bartenders?
    “Answer your emails!”

The Beat Society: The BEAT 3 minute interview – Alex Kratena

1.  Cocktail - Negroni
2.  Last supper - Otoro
3.  Bar – basso – Milan birthplace of negroni sbagliato
4.  Restaurant – Relae - Copehagan
5.  Band  - Psh – Hip Hop, Apparently??
6.  Shop - Aesop
7.  Gadget – iPhone charger 
8.  Bar tool – polishing napkin
9.  City - Lima
10.  Book – Perfume
11.  Grooming – Candido Lopez – by Fueguia 1833
12.  Guilty Pleasure - Chocolate
13.  Holiday  - Any beach 
14.  Crush – all the ladies!!
15.  Bucket List – The next thing
16.  Animal - Monkey

17.  Inspiration – anything and everything – more out of the bar than in
18.  Celebrity Encounter – Ferran Adria
19.  Embarrassing Moment – lost the business card of very important person then had to ask for it again – very embarrassing indeed! 
20.  Future – Not to predict but to create – Alan Kay
21.  Childhood Memory – Playing dogs – too weird to discuss – please ask Alex! Involves dog bowls though...
22.  Never leave home without - Wallet
23.  Exercise – Run and box
24.  Vegetable  - radish,  although I really likes tomatoes - which are a friut of course Alex.
25.  Boozy night out - Yesterday

The BEAT 3 minute interview – Alex Kratena
Alex Kratena
Alex is the founder of P(OUR) and former Head Bartender of Artesian, London, where he has led the bar and his team to win multiple UK and international awards. In October 2015 Artesian was recognized as No.1, for the fourth consecutive year, in the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards by Drinks International.

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