Finch & Fork names new lead bartender

Seattle’s Joe Dohany to helm renowned bar program

Finch & Fork, the local hotspot for fresh and flavorful eats and drinks, names Santa Barbara newcomer Joe Dohany as Lead Bartender. The restaurant has appointed Dohany with designing seasonal menus that speak his holistic approach to bartending, as well as the menu at Finch & Fork. For Dohany’s debut menu, guests can expect a half dozen refreshing originals that are reflective of the season and the locale. Try the balanced Witch’s Back, with Bulldog gin, Strega orange liqueur, Pamplemousse Rose, lime and orange bitters, or the Buzz Around Town with lavender–infused Tanqueray gin, blackberry, honey, lemon and soda water. The Do or Do Not is made with Dewar’s Scotch, Solerno blood orange liqueur, lime and Scrappy’s Orleans bitters. The novelty comes from the Scotch, which is a pleasant surprise for those who prefer citrus cocktails. For those who favor vodka, Dohany added the aromatic Puck’s Potion with Ketel One vodka, Dolin Blanc, jasmine tea syrup, lemon and peach bitters. The glass is served with an absinthe rinse for extra complexity.

With a background in the culinary arts, as well as years in the hospitality industry, Dohany’s experience has given him a holistic approach to his craft. To Dohany, hospitality comes first; ensuring each guest leaves satisfied, with delicious drinks being only a part of the equation.

The full cocktail menu can be viewed on Finch & Fork’s website, or at the bar. Come say hello and meet the creative face behind your new favorite sippers. 805-879-9100 - 31 West Carrillo St. -

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