Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon 2012


May 17, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon: Masako Ikegami (BARShake)

by Kayoko

Masako Ikegami bartends at BARShake in Tokyo. Like Mr. Tomokazu Kai, she also won the Suntory Cocktail Award, which brought her to the Bay Area as the grand prize visit.

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May 10, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon: Thad Vogler (Bar Agricole)

by Kayoko

Mr. Thad Vogler needs no introduction. He is a leading barman in the Bay Area and beyond, who opened Bar Agricole in San Francisco in 2011.

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May 3, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon Video Series: Ryan Fitzgerald (Beretta)

by Kayoko

In this video, Ryan Fitzgerald of Beretta in San Francisco makes three different kinds of margaritas, including the famed Tommy’s version.

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April 26, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon Video Series: Tomokazu Kai (Heuga Bar)

by Kayoko

Here is Part Deux in our Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon Series. Meet Monsieur Tomokazu Kai, bartender at Heuga Bar in Gifu, Japan.

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April 19, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon Video Series: Jon Santer (Prizefighter)

by Kayoko

If you can recall, Umamimart helped organize a special bartender event back in March, with Suntory and Prizefighter bar. Bay Area bartenders came together with a couple of talented bartenders from Japan, for an afternoon of cultural exchange and cocktail knowledge sharing.

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March 21, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon

by Kayoko

Mezcal Offering

On Sunday 3/11, the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan, Yoko and I helped organize a cross-cultural exchange between bartenders from Japan and San Francisco. 

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