The Curator has forever been on my list of coffee places to try, so after dinner at Allium (see post here), I suggested we pass by the place for a drink. It was, after all, only 11:30pm on a Monday night. :P
So I was not expecting this.
Apparently, all of Manila had the same thought!
Tony Boy, Cutie, and Sanju of one of my favorite food blogs Table for Three, Please
Bruce Ricketts of my favorite Sensei Sushi and his prettiness girlfriend Jae.
Yes, so many favorites in one night!!! :)
Me, Cherina, Liza, and Pat
With Susiean and Tiffany this time
Honestly, I just wanted coffee. But David started explaining to me about the bottles, the bitters,
the liqueurs, the whiskeys, etc etc etc… all the liquids I am not too familiar with. Hearing him
talk with so much passion and dedication excited something inside of me.
So yeah, that excitement got me ordering a Nazareno.
Tequila, mescale, chocolate bitters. (Because everything I eat or drink must have chocolate!)
That's David Ong, passion and dedication come to life.
And that is his partner, Jericson Co, who was just a little pissed because I borrowed him for
this photo while he was busy at the bar. Obviously, this guy takes his cocktails very seriously.
I found out that Jericson and I were schoolmates, he was in grade 4 when I was high school 4.
Please do not do the math.
For that night only, Yann Bernard Pierre Gueroult, Head Bartender of Ounce Taipei was in
the house creating personalized cocktails for customers based on their preferences.
It was mesmerizing to watch him play with blue flames.
Leslie requested for something with chocolate and orange notes, and
was very happy with this concoction of bourbon, cocchi americano,
mandarin orange liqueur, orange and black walnut bitters.
And I, being JinLovesToEatDessertEvenInHerDrink, requested for something chocolatey, sweet and creamy.
"Ano??? Mag Swiss Miss ka nalang!!!"
This Jericson guy, he is intense.
Nah, he didn't really say that. But that doesn't make him less intense. Lol.
At The Curator, every customer's wish is the bartender's command.
And I got mine in this blend of Don Papa, averna, cream, milk, orange bitters
and honey. Tasted as heavenly as how the words sounded in your mouth.
The Curator House Rules
The Curator: 134 Legazpi Street corner C. Palanca Street, Makati (inside Cyrano Wine Bar)