artenders aren’t yet celebrities in the same sense as Chefs, but if you’ve been paying attention to cocktail culture over the past few years, there are a few names you’ll continue to hear. As the craft of bartending has continued to rise since the late 90s, the new revival can be traced to the teachings of one man, Mr Dale DeGroff.
Isaac Viner knows a thing or two about cocktails. As a seasoned veteran of Toronto’s craft cocktail scene, Isaac moved back to his hometown of Ottawa and became the Executive Bar Manager at Fresco’s guest room. Each week you can find Isaac at Fresco’s guestroom slinging his barrel aged Negroni’s and all kinds of other creative drinks to keep you tipsy and talking.