She went on to work at Mace, Blacktail & Tooker Alley. She is a ‘2019 Redcoat’ for Tales of the Cocktail & Camp Runamok Alum. She also won ‘Peoples Choice’ for best Clairin Haitian Rum cocktail. Most passionate about sugarcane Spirits, Linda currently has a Youtube channel Ron-Rhum-Rum(edu)cation, a company ‘Endless Paradise’ cocktail mixers and is currently working on the menu for Le Boudoir’s reopening.
Le Boudoir is a Marie Antoinette inspired speakeasy in Brooklyn designed after her private chambers at the Château de Versailles. Guests experience the Royal treatment starting with the entrance disguised by a bookshelf that is a replica of one from the late queen’s library, cocktails in silver-plated chalices, neoclassical paintings, lavished in plush red-velvet banquettes, & a hidden cave.
When did that Eureka moment happen when you realized your mission is to be a bartender?It occurred overtime at The Dorrance once I saw what it took to be a bar back which included everything from prepping syrups, juices, to stocking and then jumping in to make the cocktails if it got very busy. In pastry I prepped and during service I combined all the ingredients together in the final plated dessert.
Just like with pastry I felt like a bartending composer combining all of the flavorful components together as one. There is so much creativity & knowledge to discover and a rush from being in front of the guests while executing every element to provide a memorable experience.