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The Donovan Bar, at Brown’s Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel in London, has released new dates for ‘The Donovan Bar on Tour’.


The Donovan Bar, at Brown’s Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel in London, has released new dates for ‘The Donovan Bar on Tour’.

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This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2023-01-11

Director of Mixology, Federico Pavan, and key members of his mixology team will be travelling across the globe and working alongside other leading minds in the industry to serve everyone’s favourite cocktails from their Once Upon A Time menu.

For a limited-time only, The Donovan Bar’s much-loved cocktails can be sipped and savoured in the very best bars in Milan, Florence, the Caribbean and beyond and, in turn, The Donovan Bar will play host to the best mixologists from all around the world, in the heart of Mayfair.

Meet the mixologists behind the magic:

Salvatore Calabrese, the ‘Maestro’

‘The Maestro’ has been making innovative cocktails for 40 years now and continues to conjure flavourful surprises at The Donovan Bar. A best-selling author and award-winning industry legend, Salvatore’s famous Breakfast Martini is sure to add the perfect twist to any evening.

Federico Pavan, Director of Mixology

Having started his career in 2009 in Madrid, Federico began his collaboration with Salvatore four years later and created cocktails for famous and celebrated names across the word. The soul behind our unique menu and the precision behind the bar, Federico’s love for the craft is unparalleled.

Fabio Spinetti, Bar Manager

Bringing over 18 years of experience and a keen love for rare spirits to the table, Fabio presents the finest vintage labels with a contemporary twist. Always on the lookout for new liqueurs, his expertise lies in bringing together the best of tradition and innovation.

Residing in one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Donovan Bar has long been known as one of the most intimate and sophisticated drinking dens in the city playing host to gatherings of the most glamorous faces of Mayfair’s elite fashion and art scene.

It takes inspiration from the bar’s namesake and close friend of the Forte family, the iconic 1960s photographer Sir Terence Donovan, whose black and white photographs adorn the walls. The impeccable cocktail menu comes courtesy of Salvatore Calabrese and Federico Pavan who, together, have created a sublime list marrying personal classics with original concoctions.

Tour dates:

  • 9th - 16th January 2023 Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic (Federico Pavan)
  • 17th January 2023 Drink Kong and L'Antiquario, at The Donovan Bar, London, UK (Patrick Pistolesi and Alex Frezza) *sponsored by Campari
  • 24th January 2023 TAG, Kraków, Poland (Federico Pavan and Daniele Azzaro)
  • 25th- 26th January 2023 Lane's Gin Bar, Warsaw, Poland (Federico Pavan and Daniele Azzaro)
  • 30th January 2023 Wisdomless Club, Rome, Italy (Federico Pavan and Alessandro Vella)
  • 31st January - 1st February 2023 L'Antiquario, Naples, Italy (Federico Pavan and Alessandro Vella)
  • 20th -21st February 2023 Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, Spain (Federico Pavan)
For further details on The Donovan Bar on Tour, please visit the following web link here

About Brown’s Hotel

Brown’s Hotel is quintessentially British with a hint of the unexpected. London’s first hotel boasts 115 authentically designed rooms and suites designed by Olga Polizzi. Each pays tribute to the hotel’s illustrious heritage and world-renowned charm. The Kipling Suite, the jewel in Brown’s crown of suites, honours Rudyard Kipling who famously wrote ‘The Jungle Book’ at the hotel. Home to some of London’s finest dining experiences, Brown’s signature Donovan Bar takes inspiration from its namesake, iconic 1960’s photographer Terence Donovan; Charlie’s, the restaurant, serves contemporary British fare with European influences; and The Drawing Room, where Queen Victoria took tea, honours the quintessentially British custom of serving traditional afternoon tea. Welcome to Brown’s Hotel. Where history endures and the legacy continues. Brown's Hotel | Luxury Hotel in London | Rocco Forte Hotel (

About Rocco Forte Hotels

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 14 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville, Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte House, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Rocco Forte Private Villas and Villa Igiea, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.

Future openings: Rocco Forte House in 2023 and The Carlton Milan in 2024.

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