Where are you from?
Lake Como, North of Italy
Where do you/have you worked?
Where my favourite bartender is. One for sure: La Floridita in La Habana, Cuba.
How do you like your Martini?
2:1 gin-dry vermouth, orange-mandarin bitters.
Depends on the time of the day and mood…otherwise from A to Z.
Bad ass barman/Rock n Roll moment?
When the ice machine stops working on a Friday night.
Ever done it on a bar?
Everybody’s gone through wild things at least once…in the bar.
What's next for you?
Read more bar books, and learn better English.
Best/worst chat up lines you've heard at a bar?
When I was 16, a guest sat at the bar and asked me for a martini rosso, everybody in the room looked at him. After a few rounds of drinks i said “Sir, you look like the actor off of Good Fellas”, and he said “oh really”. He was Robert De Niro.
What did you want to be as a kid?
A Ghost Buster, and then a fire brigade officer.
Tell us a secret or something we don't know?
Secrets are secrets, but my real name is not Simone.
If you were to make a barchick cocktail, what would you put in it?
I would go for something Mediterranean and romantic like a vermouth cobbler. The Dolce&Gabbana Martini Gold, mandarin juice, lime, lavender, sugar and silver pearls as a garnish.