Episode 58
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

LA's 'bar chef' Christiaan Röllich on crafting cocktails with a chef mindset

‚ÄúYou know you need to be OK with failing because not every cocktail‚ÄĒor not every dish for a chef‚ÄĒcan be a success. You need to go for it; always go for it. And then sometimes, you fall on your ass and then you stand back up."

Today, we're excited to welcome CHRISTIAAN R√ĖLLICH to Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks, in our first-ever DRINKS WEEK. This week, we're releasing four all-new episodes with some of the leading authors of recent cocktail and wine books.

Christiaan R√∂llich oversees the bar program for Suzanne Goin's Lucques restaurant group, which includes Los Angeles spots A.O.C., Tavern, and Lucques. His first cookbook is Bar Chef: Handcrafted Cocktails. In today's show, we'll talk with Christiaan about the influence bars had on him at an early age, what led him to bartending, and how he approaches his work as a ‚Äúbar chef.‚ÄĚ Plus, we'll play a cocktail-themed game!


> COMMENTARY: We check in with Celia Sack at Omnivore Books in San Francisco.

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