Taking over multiple cocktail lists, bartender training and relaunching a venue is no easy task. For reigning Australian Bartender of the Year, Alex ‘Gondz’ Gondzioulis, the new challenge has arrived, stepping into the Group Bar Manager role at Liquid & Larder.
Liquid & Larder’s Group Bar Manager will be on service across the venues to lead the way to ensure all guests are enjoying world class drinks. “The role isn’t just about making great drinks but more importantly it’s setting high standards and helping your team achieve them” said Dean Simpson, Group Operations Manager.
“After the 2000s renaissance of classic cocktails, every dedicated, arm-banded bartender was making their own bitters before it got weird to do so. If you can’t do it better for cheaper, right? Jokes aside, homemade bitters and a demand for all types of new flavours have led to some incredibly creative new drinks…” Jono Carr
Jonothan Carr, the group bars manager behind Sydney’s Liquid & Larder group, shares how he approaches his role and what makes a good cocktail list.
There’s a new venue on the way from the Liquid & Larder group; The Gidley will open in a basement on the corner of King and Elizabeth Streets in the Sydney CBD in November.
2018 may have been another shitshow of a year when it comes to global events — and the tweets of certain orange-faced clown — but in the bar world at least, things have been looking pretty good.
Bistecca is the latest addition to the Sydney hospitality group — which these days goes by the monkey of Liquid & Larder — whose venues include The Wild Rover, Grandma’s Bar, and Wilhelmina’s. And they’ve just flung open the doors.