Photo Courtesy of Fairmont Kea Lani.
Kō at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
How did you get a job there?
Right time, right place.
What spirit do you like to work with the most? what is the last drink you made with it?
Perhaps you are a wine and beer fan and distilled beverages don’t float your boat, what is the last incredible wine or beer you drank? What made it spectacular?
Gaja Barbaresco – phenomenal balance of tannins and lingering finish.
What is your favorite happy hour on Maui?
What is your bar’s signature drink/wine/beer?
The Kō Plantation. We also have a varity of wines and Maui Brewing Co. Beers.
What is one interesting thing about being a bartender on Maui?
Meeting different characters and cultures from around the world.
What makes a good bartender? Why are you one?
A good bartender is attentive, makes good eye contact with guests, knowledge of spirits and wines, cleanliness and is efficient behind the bar.
What is the newest drink you have created? Describe whats in it.
My newest creation is a basil martini.
Fresh basil, vodka, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice
KO HAPPY HOUR – Daily. Half off beers, house wines, and wells. Also available at Luana Lounge and Polo Grille & Bar. 3-5pm. Ko, (4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea); 808-875-4100; http://www.fairmont.com/kealani/