Thank you Jacques for that introduction and it is my pleasure to be a part of the Partida Tequila family and this great blog.
It was my privilege to attend last night's cocktail centered bash sponsored by Hennessy. The presentation and the cocktails were courtesy of Chad Solomon, Christy Pope and Ryan Magarian hosted in the penthouse of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel by my homeboy Marcos Tello. The event centered on the history of the cocktail from the perspective of Hennessy and ran a timeline from the 1600’s to present day. For a long time, Los Angeles has been deemed to be a cocktail wasteland. However, it was fantastic to see the turnout and the concentration of bartenders that think otherwise. We’re on the rise, we have a lot of catching up to do but with more of these community activities we’ll be there soon enough. We have a great pool of talent, but more importantly, enthusiasm. I knew half of the people in the room and it was great to meet the rest, swap horror stories and business cards and plan a visit to their spots.
Look forward to more entries from L.A. Cheers - Damian
Photos and story courtesy of Caroline on Crack.