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8th March 2017, Dubai, UAE – The Ritz-Carlton welcomes Darcy O’Neil specialty mixologist all the way from Ontario, Canada. Darcy has crafted three special nights to showcase three different elements of his creative mixology skills. Darcy O’Neil combines his bartending passion with his education as research analyst and chemistry expertise, to invent and create distinctly unique drinks that are based on his analytical understanding of flavor and taste preferences, offering guests a truly sensational drink experience.

The G&T Paradox
- Thursday 23rd March at the Library Bar from 7pm

Darcy, the author of “Fix the Pumps”, a book which approaches the long history of sodas, fuses his vast knowledge of the subject with his expertise in chemistry to create G&T’s never tasted before.

Pricing: AED 125 per G&T flight

Science of Taste -
Friday 24th March at Splendido from 6pm

Currently there is a lot of controversy about wine tastings in the press. Darcy approaches this topic from an analytical standpoint, and works with the individual taste perceptions of his guests with a “supertaster-test” proceeded with four tastings of Italian grape and one of distilled grapes.

Pricing:  AED 175 four grape tasters and one brandy taster

Cigar & Cocktail -
Saturday 25th March at the Library Bar from 7pm

Guest mixologist Darcy along with The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai very own beverage guru Dominik, will create a special cigar & cocktail pairing menu based on their extensive wisdom and experience pair these two distinct disciplines to complement and invigorate the palate.

A la carte pairing menu

For further information or to make a reservation please call +971 4 318 6150 or email