Cocktail Culture explored
There I was, doing something that I've done best and enjoyed making a living at for some years. Creating award-winning cocktails and cocktail lists; drinks of distinction and character, using artisan American spirits, fresh produce, and style. Part of a movement, but made distinctly my own. I would love visiting distilleries and my fellow mixologists all over California (and beyond) to see what they're offering. Their drinks, their personality, the ambiance and innovation. Another wonderful journey I enjoyed phasing through...
Auchentoshan Switch Contest and me at work
When invited to produce a video of myself creating a craft cocktail from scratch lemonade and a companion old-fashioned drink, I jumped at the opportunity. Created for a prestigous International competition, it also gave me the opportunity to showcase an example of what I love to do for restaurants, and my place in the Bay Area cocktail scene. Filmed at Barndiva in Healdsburg, CA
Mixology at Mankas Tapas & Steakhouse with yours truly
I was thrilled to be asked to create 3 of my signature cocktails, seasonal and classic inspired libations at one of my restaurants, Mankas Tapas and Steakhouse. Enjoy these demos on the what and why of what I do. Cheers!
Single-Malt Scotch and Whiskey Extravaganza 2009
As a long time lover of Scotch, it was a pleasure to be invited to the Single-Malt Scotch and Whiskey Extravaganza's San Francisco stop (as part of it's 17 city tour around the US) to film a video of my experiences, tasting both familiar and rare Scotches and whiskeys amongst a learned and knowing crowd. At $140 a ticket, this is an amazing opportunity, held in the fall of each year, to taste up to a 100 of the best, paired with a Single-Malt friendly buffet.