Martin Cate to open Smugglers Cove SF
The Press Release is below, I’ll leave any additional comments/answers to Martin, rum connisuer extraordinaire.
SMUGGLER™S COVE COMING FALL 2009 TO SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- This fall, San Francisco will become home to Smuggler™s Cove, a new bar designed to celebrate the incredible diversity and versatility of the world™s most exciting spirit: Rum. Smuggler™s Cove offers a whole new approach to rum by featuring a vast array of traditional Caribbean drinks, classic libations of Prohibition-Era Havana, and famous exotic cocktails from legendary tiki bars- all under one roof. In addition, Smuggler™s Cove will offer an unparalleled selection of rare and premium rums from around the world carefully selected for enjoying on their own or skillfully blended into cocktails. For over a decade, owner and creator Martin Cate has been passionate about rum & tropical cocktails. He was the co-creator, designer and chief mixologist for Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda, CA. He has judged in international rum competitions, met with over a dozen rum distillers in five countries, and lectured at Bourbon and Branch™s Beverage Academy, Tales of the Cocktail, and Tiki Oasis. I am very excited to help showcase this wonderfully varied spirit both on its own and in delicious cocktails. A great rum drink can be simple and elegant, or complex and dynamic, but it must always be balanced, approachable, and just a pleasure to drink, says Martin Cate. Too often, people associate rum with syrupy and artificial drinks and we™re here to change that. Martin has traveled the world to learn the rich history and explore the traditional spices and regional ingredients of the world™s rum producing countries in order to feature them in the cocktails of Smuggler™s Cove. As an award-winning mixologist and member of the United States Bartenders Guild for the last four years, Martin is committed to using only the best quality spirits, fresh-squeezed juices, and housemade ingredients. But while Martin is serious about the drinks, he knows that people are looking for a memorable and fun experience as well. Smuggler™s Cove will be more than just a tiki bar, but it will feature the kind of dramatic, mysterious, and escapist atmosphere that makes a tiki bar so special- and makes rum taste better! Smuggler™s Cove will include waterfalls, vintage nautical dÃ©cor and rum memorabilia, and relics from some of San Francisco™s most famous historic watering holes. Smuggler™s Cove will open November 2009 in San Francisco, CA.
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About Martin Cate: http://www.martincate.com/press.php
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