It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I must say goodbye to Germany tomorrow morning, and I wanted to thank everyone I met here for all of the kindness, grace and generosity I encountered while here.
The BCB team put on an incredible bar show, so far the best I’ve attended. I’d like too thank all of the German bartenders who put up with me, my notebook, my camera and all of my stupid questions during the past week. And I’d also like to thank them all for teaching me that the United States has got a long, long way to catch up not only in terms of bar and cocktail quality, but also service and humility.
There’s still a lot of stuff I haven’t had an opportunity to post yet, such as my time with Gonçalo at the Victoria Bar and a wonderful evening with Mario and Jörg at Le Lion, so stay tuned for more Germany updates once I return home.