Tag Archive: Vincenzo Marianella

Champagne Punch Recipes on LA Magazine Digest

Punch! by Caroline on Crack

Looking for a way to get your New Year’s Eve party guests to ooh and aah? Luckily some of LA’s top punch makers — Naomi Schimek of Spare Room, Allan Katz of Cana Rum Bar and Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d’Oro — were kind enough to share their champagne punch recipes with me for Los…

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…

Everything I Drank This Week: From Lardo-Washed Bourbon to Barrel-Aged Brooklyn

Beer, bourbon & bacon cocktail by Caroline on Crack

My liver sorta took a little break this week as the drinking was lighter than it usually is considering I didn’t have any events to go to. But I did still manage to get some good hits in, from fall-inspired sweet potato cocktails to barrel-aged classics. And surprisingly it seems that bacon-washed bourbons are making…

Hostaria del Piccolo: White Pizza & The 7 Dwarfs Cocktails

What is the big deal with Chef Roberto “Bobo” Ivan’s Hostaria del Piccolo, the Santa Monica sister to his Piccolo restaurant in Venice? Well, not only does the modern pizza joint offer gluten-free pie — made with naturally leavened dough comprised of kamut, soy and polenta flour — but they have a gorgeously stocked bar…

DeKuyper Be Gone: A New Cocktail Program at Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

I’ve got two bits of good news for you cocktail fans: 1) The very adorable Joseph Brooke, the director of beverages for the Edison, has joined molto bello Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d’Oro in his cocktail consultation business, MyMixology, making them possibly the sexiest cocktailing duo in L.A. And 2) Joe and Vincenzo have revamped…

The Edison’s Radio Room Featuring the Godfather of L.A. Mixology

It’s baaack. One of the hottest bar nights in Los Angeles returns tonight: The Edison’s monthly Radio Room when the best bartenders from around the world shake up their tasty creations for the thirsty but stylish masses. And this night’s event is a very special one as it reunites Joseph Brooke, The Edison’s director of…

Cocktail Marathon: Food Marathon and Caroline on Crack Blog Mashup

Blogger Food Marathon had an excellent idea for a blog post series: Do a mash-up of his blog and another food blog, meaning go on a food marathon of, I guess, that featured blogger’s favorite places and write about it. In any case, since my deal is cocktails naturally we’d do a bar marathon of…

Copa d’Oro Cocktail Bar in Santa Monica: Pick Your Poison

Copa d'Oro cocktail bar's Rhode Island Red by Caroline on Crack

Grazie, Vincenzo Marianella! For bringing your special brand of cocktailing to the Westside. Because of Vincenzo’s new bar, Copa d’Oro cocktail bar, in Santa Monica, I don’t have to trek all the way across town for one of those fancy cocktails. You know, the ones you find at the Edison or Comme Ca. Vincenzo, noted…