I’m Patrick Pistolesi, half Irish, half Italian and I opened Drink Kong in Rome. It's inspired by the Japanese culture with some Blade Runner, we call it an “instinct” bar. Our drinks list is called New Humans, based on symbols and taste profiles. It’s an exploration.
Working in this industry means a making lot of sacrifices, but you do it as an act of love.
I am living it now, after 22 years of working and travelling around the world, the satisfaction of having created this bar in late 2018 and making it on the World’s 50 Best Bars list this year, despite the pandemic!
In normal times, in a pub with a shot and a beer. Now, at home with my wife and Bill Murray, my dog.
I can read people’s minds. In an instant, I can “get” people. It’s quite useful.
I would probably be a scholar or an actor.
A Negroni, A Margarita, an Old Fashioned, and a vodka Gimlet.
A Margarita or a Gin & Tonic. To sip slowly.
A gin gimlet with fresh ginger, it’s good for a boy or girl and it’s a little naughty.