Who | Marc Bossé
Where | Ottawa, Canada
Current Bar | Bar Laurel
Past Bar(s) | Sur-Lie. The Savoy Brasserie
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | The Dry Gin Martini with a Twist
Favourite Part of the Job | I would say to educate people on anything new I discover and learn myself. From making my own vermouth, lilac water and Worcestershire. It’s a never-ending learning journey which I’m grateful to be part of.
Favourite After Work Drink | I always try something new when I’m done work. That can vary from beer, wine or just a simple shot of a new liquor we got at the bar.
Favourite at Home Drink | I normally switch it up. Normally I always go for a good Beau’s Beer.
Favourite bar in the world | BarChef in Toronto.
Best known for | Foraging and creating cocktails with different herbs and flowers from around the area. I’m lucky enough to be from the country side which gives me the opportunity to forages not only for my cocktails but for some of the food that we serve at my work.
Favourite “at work” memory | The night that I made an Espresso Martini for one of my owners. Since that day it has been probably the most sold cocktail I’ve made since I started there.
What do you collect? I collect beer glasses. Just love the shape, logo and also depending how old the beer is, the changes they do to the glass.
Favourite thing about your city? I would say my favourite thing is being so close to the country side and the bartending community. We’re lucky to have such a small community that’s building up and that I can be part of it.
What was the last photo that you took? I took a picture of our Beef dish that one of the cooks made for our tasting menu.
Where was last place you traveled? Toronto
Lager or IPA? IPA all the way. Even Double IPA is better.
Sparkling or Flat? Flat. Never been a fan of sparkling.
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City for sure! Never been to either of those places but that would be my first choice.
Olive or Twist? Twist!
Are you available for freelance gigs? I’m always available for freelance gigs! Tell me when and where.
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