Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cheers, Cristiana!

Cristiana DeLucca isn’t exactly a new face around Bangers & Lace, but we thought you needed a little pick-me-up in the middle of this snow-filled and freezing Winter. Cristiana is no stranger to the service industry, but she spent a bulk of her pre-Bangers & Lace career at the notable cocktail haven, The Drawing Room. She began her stint as a server, absorbing everything about the place before the siren’s song of cocktailing lured her behind the stick. She apprenticed under Charles Joly for years, and when he moved onto greener pastures, Cristiana took over his position as Beverage Director.

Some time later, when Cristiana knew it was time to move on to a new spot, she put her beer goggles on —  as in, she wanted to learn more about beer — and what better place to settle down than Bangers & Lace?

After asking a fair amount of questions and trying everything that was put in front of her, she’s got an awesome handle on her beer game. Right now, Cristiana is particularly fond of Sours and Imperial Ales and isn’t naturally drawn to the super-hopped styles — we expect Eric has something to say about that — though she’s constantly trying to test her palette with challenging spirits and styles.

Cristiana calls herself a “situational drinker” so while she’s got a rhyme and reason to her personal booze selections, there’s no definite favorite in the mix, though she does admit to going for something a bit bigger (like lines 20-26 on the chalkboard) when she’s got the night off.
Educating drinkers and spreading good taste is not something Cristiana takes lightly, she’s also a Portfolio Embassador for The Back Bar Project, where she orchestrates recipe sharing, tastings, 
education and training.

You’ve got three chances every week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) to grab a cocktail from this master mixologist and expert beer provider! 

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