Arizona Cocktail Week 2016: Jade Bar Reunion
Jade Bar at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is known for its stunning setting, craft cocktails, and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan's creative menu, but it possesses another claim to fame - the roster of locally and nationally renowned bartenders and mixologists that have worked behind this bar.
On Tuesday, January 16th, Day Four of Arizona Cocktail Week, five alumni joined forces to shake and stir once again at Sanctuary Resort for a special Jade Bar Reunion: Micah Olson (co-owner of acclaimed Crudo and Okra), Tyson Buhler (of New York's Death & Co and 2015 Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year), Jason Asher (of Counter Intuitive, a Thrillist Best New Bar in America, and GQ's Most Inspired Bartender of 2010), Kyle Mason (winner of Jade Bar's Bar Brawl series), and Jillian Vose of Dead Rabbit in New York (Best Bar in the World and World's Best Bar Menu winner).
After a fantastic Imbibe 'n Dine Dinner at Lon's at the Hermosa Inn, this was how we closed out day four of Arizona Cocktail Week: A night of superlative cocktails and joyful camaraderie as fellow industry professionals, cocktail fans and enthusiasts were out in force to celebrate this special event and support their colleagues and friends.
Visit these links for my recaps of other Arizona Cocktail Week 2016 events:
Day Three: Artisanal Market
Day Three: Day of the Rabbit at Counter Intuitive
Day Three: Last Slinger Standing
Day Four: Imbibe 'n Dine Dinner at Lon's at The Hermosa Inn
AZCW 2016: Buchanan's Whisky Golf Cart Pub Crawl