Talk about a bad idea! Mark and Francis have fun reading a recent scathing review of Ninja New York, a very expensive theme restaurant. With tasting menus ate $80 - $200 per person, Mark expects a clean menu and a server that doesn't tumble!
They Guys welcome back Dale DeGroff, the worlds preeminent bartender (mixologist). For year's he was the head bartender at New York's famed Rainbow Room. Dale is known as "The King of Cocktails," and is perhaps more responsible than anyone for the renaissance of the cocktail worldwide. "10% of what a bartender does is about being a great drink maker. The rest is about knowing what is hot and what is not, trying to figure out if the girl wants this guy talking to her, knowing the best restaurant, club, hamburger in the neighborhood and sometimes telling someone in a nice way they've had a little too much to drink." The bar can be an enriching part of our culture and the barman (woman) is an important part of that. Dale also has some tips for setting up a bar at home.
Now a consultant and educator, Dale has founded the Museum of the American Cocktail.
Podcast Date: 12/2/2005