While I was on a business trip to LA, I ended the evening at a restaurant and bar in the Sheraton Grand Hotel called District. They had an amazing cocktail program going, including a solid clear ice program with all of the ice produced in-house.
Here are some other ice program photos:
I highly recommend you check it out if you are in LA. They really care about what they are doing there. The cocktail smoking program is also on point as well!
One of the makers in the directory, Chisel & Shaker, were featured in an online article at Distinction. In there, they ask the question, is ice just another pretty face?
Matt Jones answers: "“You go into a nice place and get a $10 drink where everything is perfect, so why wouldn’t you pay attention to your ice?"
Indeed Matt! Read more
Food and Beverage Magazine is reporting that Clinebell has just become a third generation family owned business. Since the 1960s, they've been creating the equipment that builds the clear ice that we all know and love. Join me in congratulating them for this awesome accomplishment.
Last Friday, I had an opportunity to entertain a bunch of folks at a dinner party by preparing and serving clear ice, and facilitating a tequila tasting. It was the first time I've ever had a "paid gig" sharing clear ice in someone else's home. I've done other events via charity auctions, but never an actual paid opportunity! It was a ton of fun and everyone was amazed! The word-of-mouth network is working! I'm sure there will be more in the future!
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