Jillian Vose’s Spoonful Story
Jillian Vose is beverage director at one of the world’s best bars – and has the awards to prove it. Vose has elevated cocktail design to an entirely new level, often taking inspiration from the culinary arts when it comes to formulating new cocktail recipes. “My approach to cocktails has a backbone of the classics with a culinary influence. Dishes, desserts and culinary techniques are now very common in cocktails,” Vose says.
Vose chose to plate the ingredients for one of her masterpieces alongside a “trident”, which is a combination spoon and fork. “This particular cocktail means a great deal to me, because it was one of the first drinks I made for a Dead Rabbit menu,” Vose says, referring to the aforementioned award-winning bar where she works. “I think of a spoon as utensil I use to delicately mix flavors together and dilute a drink to the ideal temperature. As my career and skill grew, I was more keen to use spoons that would make my technique more fluent – ones that were weighted and had a tighter spiral on the grip.”
Vose ultimately gifted this trident to the photographer, telling him he was in need of a good bar spoon at home.
Ingredients: Pistachio syrup, fresh curry leaves, lemon juice, Green Chartreuse, Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey and Angostura bitters
What are the “Spoonfuls of Inspiration”
Among chefs there is one universal truth: each has a favorite spoon. Whether wooden, metal, porcelain, plastic, or bone, chefs use this indispensable tool to measure, stir, flip, fold, divide, carry, plate, and – most importantly – to taste. Most chefs will tell you that their favorite spoon is an extension of themselves, an appendage without which they would be hard-pressed to survive.
Brent Herrig’s Spoonfuls of Inspiration series captures the unique emotional connection between chef and spoon. Created in collaboration with the chef, these abstract portraits showcase their favorite spoon alongside the ingredients and elements that inspire them. Here you’ll find a selection of Spoonfuls of Inspiration representing chefs, bartenders, and baristas from around the globe.
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