Haute Secrets: Karen Grill of The Churchill

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As a bartender at one of LA’s hautest spots, The Churchill, Karen Grill has certainly seen and heard it all. Over the past few years, Grill has clocked time behind the bars of Rivera, Playa, Sotto, Big Bar, the famed Test Kitchen and helped to create the cocktail menu at Bestia. She has now the sole creator of the cocktail menu at West Hollywood’s The Churchill. where she will present libations that are balanced, approachable and exciting that pair with her background in art, music and history. Grill was also recently named Bombay Sapphire’s “Most Imaginative Bartender” and is also involved in the world of craft beer, both as a consultant, and home brewer. Additionally, she also sits on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails). Here is Grill’s insider’s guide to the City of Angels.

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The Churchill Cocktail List - Karen Grill