Who | Julien Vezina
Where | Quebec City, Canada
Current Bar | Honō Izakaya
Past Bar(s) | l’Atelier, Monsieur Cocktail, Le Bureau de Poste
Favourite Spirit | Cognac & Aperitivo liqueurs
Favourite Juice | Soda
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac, Americano, French 75
Favourite Part of the Job | The contact with the costumers. The fact that I learn everyday.
Favourite After Work Drink | A cold Pilsner
Favourite at Home Drink | Vermouth on the rocks, Cognac neat, Bourbon neat
Favourite bar in the world | Dante (NYC), Katana Kitten (NYC), Maison Premiere (Brooklyn), Le Mal Nécessaire (Montreal)
Best known for | Hospitality. Balancing cocktails.
Favourite “at work” memory | Too many … the night we open our Izakaya (Honō Izakaya). It was a soft opening for friends and family.
What do you collect? Glassware and socks
Favourite thing about your city? The Euro touch in a North American city. If I drive 10min up north, I can be by myself in the woods.
What was the last photo that you took? A cocktail that I put under vacuum for a take out program.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Japan & Halifax … My GF and I, had to cancel our trip to Japan, because of a certain pandemic lol
Any claims to fame? Not really, maybe just that I’m a humble and quiet guy.
Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Peychaud’s
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit
Are you available for freelance gigs? Not anymore… I’ve done too much lol
Find them: Instagram
Media: Un soir a Montreal – Belvedere Shaken Montréal édition 2019 au Soubois
CBC Radio-Canada – L’art complexe et aromatique du mocktail
SAQ Magazine – Plaisirs Nippons a Quebec
Canada’s 100 Best – 29. HONŌ IZAKAYA
Narcity – Ce resto à Québec est nommé dans les 10 meilleurs restos-bars au Canada pour ses cocktails