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Interview with Award-winning Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer

In living and loving all things related to eating and drinking responsibly I was tipsy (the good kind) with excitement to be able to get an interview in January with Award-winning Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer. Chef Hermann is currently spreading his executuve chef knowledge and expert oversight of shaking, sautéing and stirring of culinary creations and cocktails at the the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa (FAB resort).

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Award-winning Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer
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Champs vs. Champs…over Ice

Who would image the day would come when champagne would be made to drink over ice? How do the champagne Gods in France feel about this? I wasn’t a believer, but decided it was my duty to sip and give it a try. I’ve been seeing Moet & Chandon advertise this summer on social media about their champagne “Ice Imperial” which is to be enjoyed over ice in a cabernet wine glass so I decided to let my fingers to the walking and called Total Wine & More to see if they had Ice Imperial in stock and just any my mouth was in total anticipation of this bubbly treat when they told me it was IN Stock. Yeah Me!
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Bartending – The Beginning, Cosmos, Cachaca & Champagne oh my!

Since my college days I’ve had a secret love of Bartending. It started in “The Harbors” at my good friend Sam’s apartment which on Friday and Saturday we called what? Yup, you guessed it CHEERS! It was one of the happiest places on earth to us. It wasn’t about the drinks as much as it was about the friendship that were cultivated, countless conversations and a lifetime of memories, but of course the libations made it all more interesting. In the years since I would always admire a well-made cocktails in DC at The Gibson on 14th street,  Apple Martini’s from Restaurant Eve, wine tastings at Cakebread and Jessup Wineries  in Napa Valley Seco and Milk in Panama and list goes on of places I’ve visited and watched intently as I sat in lounges and at bar counters around the world. Well, this past Friday, 18 July my bartending aspirations became a reality. I took a one week course at ABC Bartending School  (big thanks to Malon and Gino) and the creative cocktail juices began flowing not only into glasses ,but into some amazing ideas starting with this blog.

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