Bartender duo takes over the Cadier bar with a new cocktail concept

By on December 3, 2018

Grand Hôtel in Stockholm makes this autumn a major initiative when two of Sweden’s most well-known bartender profiles present a jointly designed cocktail menu for the Cadier bar.

The Cadier bar at the Grand Hôtel has been transformed since the spring of 2018 since Emil Åreng and Christian Grevius took charge of the cocktail bar. Now they present a brand new cocktail menu where a playful presentation and unexpected taste combinations tell the story of Grand Hôtel and its founder Régis Cadier.

Both Emil Åreng and Christian Grevius belong to Sweden’s most attentive bartenders and have previously driven the development of some of the country’s most award winning bars. Now is the first time they work together, the new menu is proof that their creative strengths complement each other.

– We are working very well together, though our creative expressions sometimes differ. We often find the basis and the ingredients together, and then we try to find fun solutions on meals. Christian has awesome ideas that are easy to create exciting stories around. A cocktail in the Cadier bar should be more than a taste experience, says Emil Åreng.

The menu is based on a classic MixMax game where each tray in the game represents a drink. The different characters, which can be combined for infinity, are based on Régis Cadier’s journey from France, through Russia, to Sweden and his experiences of our Swedish traditions. The drinks can be ordered separately, but you can also build your own character with hat, face, body and feet in a so-called “flight” where you get the four drinks in smaller variants.

– We wanted to lift Régis Cadier and we came to a creative way of telling his life story through the cocktail menu. Together with our good colleagues, I hope we can offer playful and challenging drinks that leave our guests with a true grand experience, says Christian Grevius.

From next year, it adds a new character every month, which means four new drinks to the already well-known cocktail list. The Cadier Bar’s new cocktail menu is available from November 22nd. In addition to the playful presentation, several new signature cocktails can be found in the menu.

Helena Olofsson, Food & Beverage | Stockholm