Tag Archive: Paul Sanguinetti

Where To Find the Cocktails at 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Grant Achatz by Caroline on Crack

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival has always been more about the wine than cocktails. It’s in its name after all. But with cocktails now moving up in the esteem of foodies, restaurants and chefs, the annual festival has made sure to incorporate delicious drinks and bartenders more into its festivities. Yayy! And if…

Eater Young Guns Eve Party at LACMA

Eater Young Guns

This past Wednesday, Eater announced the winners of its annual Young Guns awards and for the first time ever the publication will celebrate them with a preview night of eating and drinking before the awards on Monday. The Eater Young Guns Eve party will take place at LACMA on Sunday, June 23 and you’re invited….

Behind the Bartender: LA Magazine Digest’s LA Bartender Q&As

The Famous' Nick Vitulli by Caroline on Crack

Ever wanted to know more about your favorite LA bartender, beyond the fact that they make a damn fine cocktail? Follow along on my bartender Q&A series on Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest blog, “Behind the Bartender.” It’s not your usual Q&A (those bore me!). Rather it’s just quick questions like “What’s your hidden talent?” and…

Everything I Drank This Week: Fernet Luge to Magic Cocktails

Kentucky Bubblebath by Caroline on Crack

Cocktail log, stardate 2012.127: (I’ve always wanted to say that.) This week’s drinking adventures took me from an avant-garde cocktail class at SAAM to a Fernet luge at Cole’s to magic cocktails by Magic Castle bartenders. Saturday During a hosted look-see at the redone Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room in Thompson Beverly Hills, Beverage Manager…

Marcos Tello’s Winning Cocktail Recipes From Taste LA Cocktail Confidential 2012 Mixoff

Jaymee Mandeville, Damian Windsor, Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

This past Saturday at The Taste LA Cocktail Confidential 2012, six of L.A.’s top bartenders brawled on stage. Only one of them could limp away winner of this cocktail competition judged by the very discerning palates of LA Times nightlife writer Jessica Gelt, master bartender Julian Cox and award-winning food writer Jonathan Gold. OK, actually…

LA’s Top Bartenders Compete at The Taste LA Cocktail Confidential’s Mixology Contest This Saturday

Damian Windsor by Caroline on Crack

If you lovvve drinking you’ve probably already bought your ticket for Los Angeles Times’ The Taste: Cocktail Confidential this Saturday, part of the weekend-long multi-event food fest on the Paramount Studios lot. And if you haven’t yet, you better get on that. Hosted by ubiquitous bartender Julian Cox (Rivera, Playa, Picca, Short Order) and LA…

A Menu of Dreams Deferred: Ray’s and Stark Bar’s New Spring Cocktails

How I Met Your Irish Mother cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Ray’s and Stark Bar‘s mixologist/sommelier Paul Sanguinetti had envisioned a different spring cocktail menu than the one that debuted April 23rd at the LACMA bar/restaurant. At least just in the names. In his version, there were odes to debaucherous nights, Celine Dion as lubrication and friends who were banned from the museum. Fortunately for Paul,…

This Weekend: Umamicatessen Opens, Food Truck Art, Ray's and Stark Bar 1st Year Shindig

Friday, March 2 PaleyFest: American Horror Story Panel The scariest TV show I’ve ever seen, right up there with The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, kicks off PaleyFest 2012.Tickets for this panel featuring its stars Dylan “Ben Harmon” McDermott (swoon!) and Alexandra Breckenridge (that red-headed maid) as well as show creator Ryan Murphy, to name…

Blog Bite: A Tale of Two Manhattans at Ray’s and Stark Bar

Ray's and Stark Bar Manhattan by Caroline on Crack

Who isn’t on the hunt for the perfect Manhattan? Last night I attended the hosted cocktail tasting for the winter cocktail menu at Ray’s and Stark Bar in Miracle Mile. Since mixology consultant Michel Dozois is no longer in the picture sommelier/mixologist Paul Sanguinetti took over the cocktail program. For the season he created nine…