Marcos Tello    

Mixologist

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Marcos Tello is an accomplished bartender who is passionately committed to launching and sustaining a classic "cocktail culture" in Los Angeles. By consulting for various restaurants and lounges, he has successfully helped install classically inspired cocktail programs throughout the Los Angeles area, such as Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, Malo Restaurant in Silverlake, The Edison, and 1886 in Pasadena
(a recent recipient of Food & Wine's Best New Bar's of 2011). To refine his artistry and the history of the trade, Marcos sought out, and studied with such cocktail guru's as Sasha Petraske, Audrey Saunders, and Dale DeGroff and has also received his B.A.R. certification (the highest level of spirit and cocktail education in the country). Tello has also consulted for various spirit companies like: Diageo, William-Grant & Sons, Pernod-Ricard, and Brown-Forman. Mr. Tello also resides as president of the Southern California Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.

This pure passion was soon discovered and praised by such prominent publications as The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Food and Wine, GQ, and Bon Appetit. Marcos has also been featured on broadcasts such as: The Tom Leykis Show, KTLA Morning News, Martha Stewart Radio and was the host of "Great Cocktails" for the Fine Living/Food Networks. He received Tasting Panel's "Best Bartender in Los Angeles" award for 2009. This native Angeleno is determined to cement Los Angeles' place in the "Cocktail Revolution".