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Love Amari Style: Getting Sweet on Bitters with Mark Bitterman

  • Miro 888 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States (map)

Amaro. Is it a bitter liqueur? Or is it what bartenders call bitters? Do I drink it? Or do I season my drink with it? All of the above, actually! But it depends... So let celebrated author, chef, and mixologist Mark Bitterman and The Museum of the American Cocktail show you the how, when, and why of all things amari at the May 2016 edition of MOTAC's "Touring the Cocktail" series.

Miro, Downtown LA's newest destination restaurant, hosts this stellar evening of fine drink and food. Come enjoy a wide range of the world's finest amari, both drinking and seasoning, both neat and cocktailed, plus a light dinner of Italian dishes courtesy Miro Executive Chef, and Chopped! champion, Gavin Mills.

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About the Presenter

Mark Bitterman is a leading expert on culinary salt, chocolate, and cocktail bitters. His forthcoming book, Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters & Amari (Andrews McMeel; October 27, 2015), is the most comprehensive handbook available on selecting, understanding, mixing, and cooking with bitters, for everyone from professional bartenders and chefs to casual entertainers and home cooks.

Mark Bitterman’s pursuit of bitters started as a child with a surreptitious sip at a family cocktail party. The spicy-bitter-sweet-stinging taste sparked a lifelong wanderlust for flavor. Decades later Bitterman opened The Meadow and began selling the largest selection of bitters in the world at all three locations. A renowned ingredient expert, Bitterman won a James Beard Award for his first book, Salted, and his second book, Salt Block Cooking, again pioneered new concepts in cooking, leading the charge into the culinary adventure of cooking on salt blocks.

Mark has been featured in the New York Times, Splendid Table, Food & Wine, Bizarre Foods, and countless other media. It has been speculated that Bitterman’s family name, which has Ashkenazic roots in Bulgaria, proves that bitters are in his DNA. Mark is the owner of the specialty store, The Meadow, with locations in Portland, OR and New York City.  The shops carry the largest selection of artisan salt and cocktail bitters in the world, and perhaps the largest curated selection of chocolate bars.