There were two seminars on ice this year at Tales of the Cocktail. The first one, reported here, showed the evolution of ice programs in New York bars and what equipment one needs to have an ice program in a bar.
Today’s seminar is about the West Coast style of ice program: buying a big block of ice, cutting it up with a chainsaw or ban saw in advance, and cutting it down to big cubes, and carving it with big knives during service. They say it looks more gangsta that way.
Seminar panelist Andrew Bohrer instructed us not to take any notes – they’ll all be online at his website later today.