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Uprooting can be difficult, but Lucas Kelm knew how to take advantage of the experience he had to live outside his homeland. After leaving the country of chico along with his family , he began his way in gastronomy at age 15 and today is one of the best bartenders of the world. In addition, he created a drink in honor of Argentina .
After the 2001 crisis , like many Argentines, Lucas Kelm's family emigrated to Europe . More precisely, Italy . There they settled in a village near Venice . Luke was 13 years old and his brothers were 8 and 4. At 15, he started working as a waiter to count on his own money, although he still attended school. Years later, his family opened a typical Argentinean restaurant in the village and he also worked there. Until he met the true love of his life: the bar .
It all started in a restaurant where I worked in Venice, which had a bar. There he discovered that the bartender function combined two of the things he liked most: to create as a chef and, at the same time, to be face to face with the client. Then he knew that's what he wanted for his life.
Over time, Venice became a girl and decided to experience other destinations. He spent two years between Ibiza and Barcelona . There he started creating. Then, international recognitions began to arrive. In 2017, he won the final of a premium vodka competition in Italy that allowed him to compete in Ibiza against other countries. He was second in the world ranking . Today brands ask for it as a figure: he was recently in our country invited by a gin brand to be part of the Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 , which was held in Buenos Aires .
In passing, he took this opportunity to present L'Argentino , an aperitif he created in homage to Argentina . What do you have? Malbec , of course, and Campari , the Italian bitter. In this way, he combines two ideas: the union of the family and the union of its two countries. Every time he tries l'Argentino, Lucas Kelm travels to his childhood : at noon on Sunday, when his grandfather had a little wine with soda before the pastas. Because, when you carry your country in your heart, you never leave it at all.
Publication Date: 19/10/2020
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