Who | Daniel Tavares
Where | Melbourne, Australia
Current Bar | Eau de Vie
Past Bar(s) | BarChef (Toronto), Mr Flamingo (Toronto)
Favourite Spirit | Grape spirit
Favourite Juice | Passionfruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sherry Cobbler
Favourite Part of the Job | Working with and meeting passionate like-minded people.
Favourite After Work Drink | Something big smokey and cask strength
Favourite at Home Drink | Wet Martini
Favourite bar in the world | The Dakota Tavern (Toronto)
Best known for | Wearing leopard print
Best story from behind the wood | If it’s not breaking an ice well by standing on it to make out with a guest (pretty much at request of the whole venue), it would have to be receiving slight praise for my answer from John Szabo after he felt conflicted over our venues wine prices only to realise I just spoke to a MS with a tad of sass.
What do you collect? Wine, wine and wine. I have a well stocked bar and a decent collection at that but I can’t resist when it comes to interesting wine.
Favourite thing about your city? I don’t live there currently but my favourite thing about my city is that I will always call Toronto home.
What was the last photo that you took? The last photo I took was of the Bruichladdich Italian wine barrel series, they were delicious btw.
Where was your last vacation? Tazmania
Any claims to fame? I won the Toronto finals of made with love taking first place in judges choice and second in people’s choice so I guess you could say I was pretty proud of my creation.
Red or White? It depends ?
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Not a fair question
London or Paris? Toronto
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes, I’ve hosted parties for up to 100 guests.
Find him: Instagram
Media:u-feast – Q&A WITH MR. FLAMINGO’S DANIEL TAVARES
Toronto Life – Best New Restaurants 2015: #14, Mr. Flamingo