Who | Robin Kaufman
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Alo
Past Bar(s) | Byblos, Toronto Temperance Society, Uva (Vancouver)
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Citrus
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Gibson
Favourite Part of the Job | The guest interaction. When you give them exactly what they wanted even though sometimes they don’t quite know how to ask for it. Cracking this code can sometimes create such a great bond.
Favourite After Work Drink | Burning cold beer! Or a gin martini.
Favourite at Home Drink | Sazerac, red wine
Favourite bar in the world | Le Mary Celeste (Paris)
Best known for | Hopefully hospitality…and cocktails!
Favourite “at work” memory | Maybe serving stone cold Steve Austin and him knowing the entire wine list at UVA. Or when Micheal Shannon signed his credit card slip with a perfect Scarlet Johansson signature as a joke.
What do you collect? I used to collect liquor a lot more but still a bit. Some vinyl.
Favourite thing about your city? Great restaurants and bars. Also live an afternoon blue jays game in the summer.
What was the last photo that you took? Probably a bad photo of a cocktail. Or of my daughter sledding for the first time a couple weeks ago.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Probably Puerto Escondido actually. Or Costa Rica.
Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Peychaud’s
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple
Are you available for freelance gigs? Not at the moment…(also depends on the gig)