Fall Cocktails with Head Bartender, Pam Sorbello
Fall is officially here and we're excited to welcome seasonal changes to our menus! When the days get cooler, there's nothing better than cozying up at our bar and chasing away the cold with a cocktail in hand! Today we're sharing some of the newest drinks to grace our list.
Step into L'Andana and you'll be instantly warmed by the vibrant space and welcoming staff. One of the familiar faces you may recognize is Head Bartender, Pam Sorbello. Pam has been with Columbus Hospitality Group since its inception in 1997, and takes pride in providing excellent service and creating a hospitable atmosphere for guests. She's committed to her craft and hand makes all of our limoncello, orangecello, orange spiced bitters and many of the house infusions that we offer.
We chatted with Pam to see what she loves about her job, what she's excited about for fall, and our newest cocktail additions.
"I love the transition of all the seasons, especially summer to fall! With summer cocktails we aim for light and refreshing flavors, while fall allows us to play with more full bodied flavors such as pear, apple, fig and pumpkin."
Some fall flavors have made it to the cocktail menu in the form of our new additions. Our two newest cocktails include the "Smokin' Mirrors" and the "Aztecan Manhattan," both of which make for excellent choices on an autumn evening. The Smokin' Mirrors is a combination of Knob Creek Rye, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, House-made Spiced Bitters and Smoked Orange Zest. The Aztecan Manhattan is a unique combination of Basil Hayden's Bourbon, Cherry Heering and Aztec Chocolate Bitters.
The "Po" cocktail has also recently been added back due to popular demand! It happens to be one of Pam's creations and it tops her list for fall. "I came up with the Po years ago and it won our staff cocktail contest and will always be a favorite. It's well rounded and perfect for fall with its pear influence, and is a crowd pleaser." The Aztecan Manhattan qualifies as her favorite brand new cocktail on the list. "The subtle chocolate flavor combined with the buttery, smooth flavor of the Basil Hayden's makes it a perfect fall sipper."
We welcome you to join us at the bar to sample these cocktails for yourself! You'll find that L'Andana offers something a little different than other restaurants; above and beyond personal service and a familial feel. "We're cozy, our service is sincere, and our amazing cuisine is a home run! I have personally spent years cultivating a following that have become more than regular guests - they are like family to me. I have a vested interest in their happiness while they're dining at 'my' bar- if they're happy, I'm happy!"
The crunchy autumn leaves, longer nights, and the fresh start that fall brings are all great reasons to raise a glass! When you join us, Pam and the bar team will take great care of you!
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