"Drinks are a conversation with the world - they're about history, nature and people - and all of the things in a cocktail harken back to who we are."
Derek Brown for Imbibe Magazine's 2015 Bartender of the Year Feature.
We believe authentic culinary products and experiences, including drinks and drinking, are defined by their relationship to the culture and environment where they are made or consumed. They must mean something to their producers and consumers and exhibit characteristics of where they are from. We are storytellers at heart and believe these are the stories worth telling.
We help people discover authentic culinary products and experiences by bringing them to our bars, sharing their stories in the media and even by crafting the products ourselves. We believe that the story of homo ludens (humans as drinkers) is ongoing and that it is our pleasure to be part of it
We educate people about the need to preserve and share authentic culinary products, practices and producers and how they weave into the framework of our social life and cultural heritage. We want to be advocates for the good life, reminding people that these products and experiences are not superfluous to life. They are often what make life worth living.
We create unique spaces that highlight our vision, offering the highest level of service and hospitality.
We empower our staff and guests with knowledge by telling the stories of the provenance, people and places behind authentic culinary products and experiences.
We create great drinks and food using both traditional and modern techniques, ushering in a new generation of authentic culinary product and experiences.