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Roberto Melendez

Country Club Lima Hotel
Bar Manager
Lima, Peru
Roberto Melendez de La Cruz is the bar manager of the traditional English Bar at the Country Club Hotel located in Lima, Peru which opened on February 8th 1927.

Melendez has 27 years of experience as a barman in 5-star hotels and is the son of one of the renowned barmen of the great '50's gold decade in Lima, Peru.

He is a frequent speaker on the topic of traditional Peruvian Pisco based cocktails as convened by Prom Peru and the Peruvian Chancellor for Pisco conventions around the world's most important cities throughout Asia, Europe, North Central and South America.

Melendez is also a renowned Pisco Sour ambassador and winner of various awards for the best Pisco Sour cocktail which is an emblem in our country.

In the cocktail menu at the English Bar, we give tribute to the Pisco Punch mentioned in the chronic "Alas de los Querubines Pisco Punch" from the author Guillermo Toro Lira.