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Tailing elite bartender Matthew Biancaniello through hill, dale and BevMo
Tailing elite bartender Matthew Biancaniello through hill, dale and BevMo

Matthew Biancaniello, 46, lives in a world of white fir-infused tequila, pine sap-infused St-Germain, fuzzy Cuban oregano, Green Chartreuse, dehydrated banana flowers and baby strollers. The for-hire bartender/mad scientist has made a name for himself with his culinary cocktails at bar programs all over Los Angeles (Plan Check, the Roosevelt Hotel's Library Bar, etc.). Clients have paid Biancaniello upwards of $20,000 to bartend for a weekend — and a client once hired him to make cocktails for her, alone, for 11 hours. He just finished a pop-up collaboration with Roberto Cortez in Seattle, where he served diners drinks made with wild juniper-infused mezcal, kiwi flowers and wild...

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