Tag Archive: Providence

The Operator Cocktail Recipe by Providence’s Zahra Bates

Providence's Zahra Bates by Caroline on Crack

Bartender Zahra Bates’ days at Providence are ticking down. After five years of working at the two-Michelin-star restaurant, where she was trained by Vincenzo Marianella, 2012 Spirited Awards American Bartender of the Year nominee, and where she’s made a name for herself thanks to her innovative culinary cocktails, Zahra is leaving. She wanted to free…

This Weekend: Foie for Your Right, Sake Tasting, Formosa Cafe Decades Parties

Ferris-Bueller

Los Angeles weekend events for your consideration. Have a great one! Thursday, May 31 Formosa’s “Decades” Launch Party Kickoff The historic Formosa Cafe is relaunching and kicking things off with a series of decade-themed parties, starting tonight with a ’40s theme. And then each subsequent night will progress to the following decades — ’50s, ’70s,…

Boozy Woos: How To Romance an LA Woman Bartender

Naomi Schimek by Caroline on Crack

An LA woman bartender has heard every pick-up line and has seen every flirtatious move in her bar. So it’s no wonder it can be a little intimidating to try and romance her. But I asked some of our gorgeous lady bartenders in Los Angeles what’s the best way to woo them and consequently, every…

Providence Bartender Zahra Bates' Bruleed Persimmon Holiday Cocktail

My list of the top 10 holiday cocktails in L.A. is up on Squid Ink today and features tasty boozy seasons greetings by some of our town’s best bartenders. And no, there aren’t any peppermint mochaccino martinis here. Rather, these are cocktails that personify the flavors of this time of year: nog, cranberry, butter rum…

Cocktail Review: Providence’s Opium Den

While killing time before dinner at Marino on Melrose, I stopped in at Providence for a quick drinkie. I had kept meaning to go there to visit renowned mixologist Zahra Bates but unfortunately on this night she was out. In any case at least I had an impressive cocktail menu to keep me company. What…