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Interview: bartender Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove)

We’re in the midst of a rum revival in the U.S., and one of the movement’s leaders is undoubtedly Martin Cate, who opened Alameda’s Forbidden Island in 2006 and recently stepped his game up...
Cocktail Los Angeles

La Descarga Channels Havana in Hollywood

There’s no more elaborate entrance in town. Once the doorman confirms your reservation, he’ll usher you through the front door and up a flight of stairs. Walk down a plain hallway and turn right...
Cheese Pairing Los Angeles

Artisanal Cheese, Rum & Chocolate Adventure

When Barrie Lynn invites you to one of her events, go. The former ad exec, who calls herself The Cheese Impresario, hosted a luxurious tasting at a Hancock Park residence on March 19 featuring...