The Tasting Panel magazine

April 2010

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Eco-Classic ANNIVERSARIES n March 2008, Los Angeles bartender Marcos Tello began The Sporting Life to unite the bartender community and serious cocktail enthu- siasts, just as the cocktail revolution was hitting Los Angeles. With the intent of raising the status of mixed drinks in this historic cocktail city, local industry professionals get together once a month to network and share their ideas and creations. Last month, The Sporting Life celebrated its two-year anniversary with a tasty event held at Tar Pit Bar and sponsored by Pernod Ricard. —Allison Levine I The L.A. Cocktail Community Board (from left to right) Glenn Gritzner, Enthusiast; Tatsu Oiye, Technician; Silamith Weir, Liquor Rep; Eric Tecosky, Bartender; Aidan Demarest, Bartender; Marcos Tello, Chairman; and Chuck Taggart, Writer. location of Melrose and Robertson in West Hollywood (the old Morton’s digs), Cecconi’s is the Los Angeles interpretation of the restaurant’s original London location, from the team behind SoHo House. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this classic Italian eatery (Chef Andrea Cavaliere is from Turin) infuses California’s fresh bounty with European flair. Cerulean blue banquettes, marble floors and gilded mirrors provide a flashy ambiance, and the outdoor patio beckons SoCal’s fresh- air lovers. —M.M. C elebrating its one year anniversary at the landmark Cecconi’s GM Marino Monferrato, Beverage Director Shannon Beattie and Executive Chef Andrea Cavaliere at the the restaurant’s stand-out centerpiece bar. 360 Cola Flavored Vodka 35% alc/vol (70 proof) © 2010 Earth Friendly Distilling Co., Weston, MO Drink Responsibly. Drive Responsibly. Exist Responsibly. PHOTO: ALLISON LEVINE PHOTO: MERIDITH MAY

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