This story appeared in the April issue of Australian Bartender — we very much recommend…
Adelaide’s Big Easy Group is putting their staff front and centre in a new venture, their online site Big Easy Drinks.
Nicola Dean tells us how her experience in a range of roles has helped her at Maybe Mae, one of Australia’s best cocktail bars.
Maybe Mae’s Ollie Margan shares some advice on making a career in the industry, his thoughts on the ideal bar experience, the trends we’ll see this year and more.
Here, get a look inside at the good-looking West at Henley and check out Ollie Margan;s thoughts about the rooftop beachside bar at Henley beach, and the challenges of working across multiple venues.
Maybe Mae co-owner Ollie Margan speaks with Sam Bygrave in-depth on a few of the drinks that speak to the new cocktail list, which launches next week.
“This is just Maybe Mae growing up and being as good as it can be, so that she can look after guests as best as possible,” says award-winning bartender and managing partner, Ollie Margan.
A touch of Americana has come to Adelaide in the guise of Jack Ruby. Not the putz who assassinated the guy who assassinated JFK — but a bar that takes it’s cues from the great culture of diner food in the States, from New Orleans to the Midwest, Texas and California.
At the start of each year you come across articles in industry magazines or websites focusing on trends for the next 12 months that lay ahead. They normally ask some well known bartenders what they think will be “the big thing” and in the past we have seen molecular mixology, barrel aging, bottled cocktails, bourbon, rye, gin, rye again…. and so on.