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Jad Ballout is a firm believer and promoter of Middle EasternMediterranean bartending, focusing on local and seasonal ingredients to reinvent his culture in cocktail form, with a contemporary touch. This very vision and dedication inspired him to open Central Station Boutique Bar in Beirut with his partners, where he established Middle Eastern-mediterranean bartending as the soul of the concept. He pioneered a whole new movement that earned him several heavyweight industry awards, including No. 26 of World’s 50 Best Bars 2016, Best Bar in Middle East & Africa 2016 and Top 10 Best International High Volume Cocktail Bars by the Tales of the Cocktails 2016.