Lao Bartenders Mix Well at ASEAN Championship


The top two Lao bartenders at this year’s Bartender of the Year 2018 Competition at June’s Lao Food Expo faced the best mixologists from the region at the ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHRA) Bartenders Championship held in Singapore on 28 and 29 August 2018.

According to Wine & Dine Magazine SG, “It was an action-packed night at the finals of this year’s…AHRA ASEAN Bartenders Championship. Nimble skills and nifty showmanship from contestants around the region kept us on the edge of our seats.”

Phimalay “Gip” Xengthip, representing The Spirit House Bar & Restaurant in Vientiane, battled her way to 4th place in the finals. The winner was Sylvester Foo from Renku Lounge, MBS, Singapore. Gip was runner up at the Lao Food Expo 2018 competition.

According to the judges, Kham “Ay” Khounkeo from the AVANI+ Luang Prabang “put in a great performance,” but the winner at Lao Food Expo 2018 missed the final round.  




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