Which aspect of your career is the most rewarding?
Helping my clients create memories that last a lifetime. On more than one occasion, I have received an email with thanks and appreciation years after a dining experience, or months after an event, expressing how much joy it brings them to think back to that day. That is when I remember that what I am doing is important. I have always found excitement and reward in making others happy, and to be able to do it with food and beverage, well, that’s just a dream.
What excites you about DC’s drinks scene right now?
Bedsides the return of hospitality, I am really looking forward to seeing the continued growth of sherry, vermouth, amaro, and other low-proof spirits and how they play in our cocktails. I am also excited to see the use of gimmicky garnishes diminish as we return to the importance of what’s in the glass.