Patrick McMurray

Patrick McMurray | Bartender Atlas

Who | Patrick McMurray
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | The Ceili Cottage
Past Bar(s) | Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill
Favourite Spirit | Whiskey
Favourite Juice | Oyster Liquor
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Vesper Martini
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating, talking with guests, and Shuckin’Oystahs
Favourite After Work Drink | Pint of Guinness
Favourite at Home Drink | Whiskey – neat
Favourite bar in the world | PDT (New York)
Best known for | Oyster Shucking, and talking – a lot
Best story from behind the wood | Too Many to recount – but “The Red Book” tends to be most well received. An evening of debauchery inspired buy a few Oysters, and finished with Libations, and a few Polaroids…

What do you collect? paper, knives, and shells
Favourite thing about your city? The four seasons that we experience a full swing from 30C to -30C, and the ingredients we get to play with that surrounds. The diversity and constant expansion and growth is always intriguing.
What was the last photo that you took? Of an Oyster
Where was your last vacation? Va-ca-tion…word does not compute… Ireland, Scotland, USA, BC, Vietnam in 2017 alone on Oystery tours
Any claims to fame? World Champion Oyster Shucker – Galway, Ireland 2002 Guinness Book Record Holder – 39 Oysters opened in 1 minute… Restaurateur and Publican in Toronto, invented my own Oyster Knife – for retail sale worldwide – There’s more…but that’s enough for now..

Red or White? Rose – all day
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? Paris
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Of course
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