4/24/2012 12:48 PM
Erik Carlson is thrilled to welcome longtime friend and fellow cocktail innovator, Brooke Arthur to Seattle. The dynamic duo will be creating drinks together in Bastille’s Back Bar on Tuesday, May 1 from 7pm to midnight.
Arthur, who was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2009 Bar Stars, is currently the bar manager at Charles Phan’s Wo Hing General Store in San Francisco.
Carlson, who lived in San Francisco before returning to Seattle in 2009, met Arthur when they worked together at the Redwood Room in the Clift Hotel. Arthur was a cocktail waitress at the time, but her curiosity about cocktails intrigued Carlson – so when he left to run the bar at Umami, he brought her along and trained her to tend bar. The rest, as they say, is history. Arthur went from Umami to Range to Prospect before taking on bar manager duties at Wing Ho General Store.
“It’s been six years since I’ve been behind the bar with Brooke,” says Carlson. “She is such a wildly creative mixologist! I’m excited to bounce ideas around with her!”
In honor of her visit to Bastille, Arthur will create a special cocktail menu for the evening. Carlson’s current cocktail menu will also be available for guests to enjoy.