Peter Dorelli describes himself as the last of the “dinosaurs”. He certainly doesn’t look like one. But, having just celebrated 50 years in the industry, perhaps he is right. What does the world have to learn from the old guard, from those who forged the way into the current cocktail renaissance, from the men who refuse to retire?
Then there’s Peter Dorelli, a good friend of mine and a man known as “The Italian Playboy.” He ran the American Bar from 1984 until 2003. Today, at 70 years old, he’s still as spry as a spring chicken, practices yoga daily, and holds workshops and judges bartender competitions all over the world. Peter is my hero.