Emanuele Balestrathe alchemist of the Majestic Barrière?
In charge of the Majestic’s bars, Emanuele Balestra is a special kind of chef-bartender. A bit of a chemist or botanist, a bit of a beekeeper too, this mixologist with a passion for nature deploys his impressive know-how in the heart of the Palace of Cannes.
After having scoured prestigious establishments in the four corners of the world, this Italian, who attracts sympathy, put down his spoons and shakers at the Majestic in 2014.
From his travels, from Lake Maggiore to Mauritius, via Chicago and more recently Marrakech, he has brought back a host of plant-based ingredients that he grows here in Cannes, in the Majestic’s gardens, created especially for him.