Who | Leah Kulilu Nicholas
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | DaiLo/Lopan
Past Bar(s) | La Palma, Macho Tex Mex Radio Bar, Nao Steakhouse, La Société
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting awesome people who like having dinner at the bar. Geeking out over tequila and mezcal with anyone who will listen.
Favourite After Work Drink | Negroni
Favourite at Home Drink | Napa Valley Chardonnay
Favourite bar in the world | The Whitehouse Pub (Windermere, BC)
Best known for | Having a broken heart… but I also make a mean mezcal sour
Best story from behind the wood | That time I crushed service Bar, 7 chits deep, for 12 hours straight…
What do you collect? Booze. Mostly whisky/whiskey, surprisingly. Tequila is up there but all of the good stuff is in the States or Alberta (when I go home to the East Kootenays I fly into Calgary).
Favourite thing about your city? The diversity of all of the different neighbourhoods and the accessibility of goods and services. I can grab kimchi in Koreatown, local beer 2 blocks from my house and go to a Jay’s game throughout the summer. Toronto is a lot of fun.
What was the last photo that you took? Hahaha it’s a selfie of me and a great friend and mentor from last night. It was definitely taken after last call.
Where was your last vacation? NYC for my birthday
Any claims to fame? I was the captain of my high school volleyball team.
Red or White? Depends on my mood
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tin