BOOZER: So What Is The Deal With Fernet Branca, Your Bartender’s Secret Sauce?

BOOZER: So What Is The Deal With Fernet Branca, Your Bartender’s Secret Sauce?

by David Greig | First produced by self-taught apothecary Bernandino Branca in 1845, Fernet Branca is an Italian amaro, specifically a fernet.  It is a type of potable bitters made by infusing a base spirit with a number of herbs and spices, thereby creating a secret, proprietary recipe. In this case, the blend includes saffron, gentian, rhubarb, chamomile, myrrh and up to 40 others. It is then aged for 12 months in Slovenian oak. Yes, but what is it really... Fernet was (and still… more 

Seen In Vancouver #295: A Rapturous Cocktail For An Apocalypse The Never Came

Seen In Vancouver #295: A Rapturous Cocktail For An Apocalypse The Never Came

Local barman Shaun Layton created this liquid negotiation with God last night just 23 minutes before the supposed start of the Rapture (6pm, Universal Texas… more 

10 Minutes With Jake Skakun Of L’Abattoir And Cherries & Clay

10 Minutes With Jake Skakun Of L’Abattoir And Cherries & Clay

Jake Skakun is the sommelier at Gastown's L'Abattoir and shares editorial duties with our friend Kurtis Kolt over at our favourite wine blog, Cherries &… more 

GOODS: Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” To Launch Sunday Night Service Beginning April 10th

GOODS: Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” To Launch Sunday Night Service Beginning April 10th

The GOODS from L'Abattoir Vancouver, BC | L’Abattoir, the Gastown hotspot recently voted Best New Restaurant in the annual Golden Plates issue of The Georgia… more 

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” Seeking Self-Motivated Chef De Partie…

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” Seeking Self-Motivated Chef De Partie…

Job Posting from Scout supporter L'Abattoir Vancouver, BC | L'Abattoir is seeking a motivated Chef de Partie/Line Cook. The successful candidate will be a self… more 

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” To Plate Prix Fixe This New Year’s Eve…

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” To Plate Prix Fixe This New Year’s Eve…

News from Scout supporter L'Abattoir Vancouver, BC | Diners looking to satiate themselves in gourmet style this New Year’s Eve need not look further than… more 

Scout Jobs: A Winter Of Warmth Hosting The Door At L’Abattoir

Scout Jobs: A Winter Of Warmth Hosting The Door At L’Abattoir

Job Posting from Scout supporter L'Abattoir Vancouver, BC | Gastown's L'Abattoir restaurant is seeking a part-time host/hostess for 1-3 shifts a week, daytime… more 

Gastown’s Popular “L’Abattoir” Taking Its First Reservations…

Gastown’s Popular “L’Abattoir” Taking Its First Reservations…

News from Scout supporter L'Abattoir Vancouver, BC | Gastown hotspot L’Abattoir will begin taking dinner reservations just in time for the busy holiday… more 

Saying Goodbye To The Kitchen Pass At Gastown’s “L’Abattoir”

Saying Goodbye To The Kitchen Pass At Gastown’s “L’Abattoir”

by Andrew Morrison | Tonight's my last shift working the pass at Gastown's L'Abattoir. A big thank you to all the staff for tolerating my presence in their… more 

Ah, So This Is What It Feels Like To Be Scared Of Alexandra Gill

Ah, So This Is What It Feels Like To Be Scared Of Alexandra Gill

I was on the Urban Rush television show again today and hosts Michael Eckford and Fiona Forbes were ribbing me about working two nights a week as an expediter… more 

Help Wanted: “L’Abattoir” Seeks Experienced Chef De Partie

Help Wanted: “L’Abattoir” Seeks Experienced Chef De Partie

Scout supporter L'Abattoir Restaurant in Gastown is seeking a reliable, motivated chef de partie immediately. Please reply by email in confidence to… more 

Thoughts And Photos From The First Few Days At “L’Abattoir”

Thoughts And Photos From The First Few Days At “L’Abattoir”

Those were a fun first few days at L'Abattoir in Gastown. With the kitchen in calibration mode to perfect their timing, the pace was calculated so as to… more 

Training Days Inside Gastown’s Highly Anticipated “L’Abattoir”

Training Days Inside Gastown’s Highly Anticipated “L’Abattoir”

As regular readers might remember, I'm writing a feature for Vancouver Magazine on table service in the city and how it's been evolving with our restaurant… more 

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