Tide end town
I'm currently on my way to a small town called Franschhoek in the winelands of Cape Town SA. We're going to be working hard over the next few short weeks to bring a Cocktail Bar concept to Le Quartier Francais, boutique hotel. We're hoping to compliment the well respected success of Margot Janse's 2 Michelin * 'Tasting Rooms' restaurant, all housed at Le Q F. Previously held Bar Manager position at Powder Keg Diplomacy and of Rambunctious Rapscallion at Quo Vadis, Montgomery Place and Prescription Cocktail Club in Paris.
PKD will always hold a piece of my heart; I still cannot think of anywhere where you can find such a quality in cocktails; expanse in British beers; excitement in wines AND be looked after by such passionate and attentive staff - those guys rock! Happiness Forgets & Portobello Star, London; Curio Parlor, Paris; Bar Mutis, Barcelona; Rum Trader, Berlin.
Gin. Room temperature gin.
Well, being flown out to Africa and being put up in a beautiful hotel while I do what I love seems to be working pretty well for me right now! Though I doubt the TV'll make it out through the window during my stay!
sailing the PKD ship to properity...
During my first week in Paris with no friends or anywhere to stay, a gentleman struck up a conversation noting that I quote had “very pretty hands”, he then invited me to quote “ride on his motorbike to show me around town” and offered to share a bottle of wine at his place. And best? I don’t think there is such a thing.
When concentrating or very tired...I suck my thumb!
Something classy with a naught streak; "Mexican 55" 35ml Ocho Blanco 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice 10ml Sugar Top with a dry sparkling wine, try Chapel Down Brut.
Dry. Twist. Served in a very small coupe and the rest reserved on ice.
My dad, wearing collared shirts and a big set of keys.