What’s shakin, cocktail fans?
Happy New Year, and welcome to this 2019 kick-off episode of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast!
We’ve got some great stuff coming in the next few months, and this week’s interview is right at the head of the pack. Our guest is Philadelphia-based bartender Paul MacDonald, who is currently behind the stick at a wonderful establishment called Friday Saturday Sunday, right on historic Rittenhouse Square.
In this fascinating interview with Paul some of the things we discuss include:
How Paul approaches hospitality situations with different types of customers. He walks us through some of the questions and decision paths that he follows to create an excellent cocktail experience that’s personalized to each customer who walks in the door.
Which house-made ingredients are his go-to flavors for wowing guests and creating drinks that disrupt that traditional linear flavor experience we’ve come to expect. We’ll explain what we mean by a “linear” flavor experience during the interview.
The way Paul develops new cocktails, and how he turned to the Fibonacci Sequence as a new and unexpected paradigm for creating drinks.
A few tips for taking your cocktail instagram game to the next level
Deep thoughts on everything from Martinis to bar interior decorating
And much, much more
You can find Paul on his incredible Instagram account (@express_and_discard), and you can locate Friday Saturday Sunday (@friday.saturday.sunday) by scrolling down and checking out our interactive map.