A Spirited Room
5:00 pm, Friday June 7th, 2019
First Friday is on the Horizon
Our next first Friday is on the horizon which means we’ve got some outstanding recipes in the works for cocktails for that evening. Vidrio’s beverage team will be putting forth Matthew Gloth, to compete against Winston Salem native, Rolando “Rolo” Pettigrew, from Crafted and Sir Winston. The spirit of choice? Deep Eddy Vodka. Both bartenders will come up with a unique and custom cocktail for the evening event. Both using the same spirit, but unique preparation, ingredients and presentation. Guests have the opportunity to taste and learn about each cocktail, and vote for which they warrant as the best.
A Spirited Room
Our first Friday Cocktail Roundtable is always a Spirited room. A gathering of cocktail lovers, appreciators of the craft of cocktail mixing, with a desire to be a part of our exploration for cocktail of the year. So if you’re planning on heading out for first Friday festivities, gallery tours, or stopping downtown for the street fair, make Vidrio your last stop and join in the excitement.
You just may have actually already met him when stopping in for a drink. Matt truly has a taste for creative craft cocktails, and with his New Jersey charm, he’ll certainly make you want to stick around for a second drink. In fact, Matt left the corporate world behind to return to the service industry to work in Raleigh’s growing food and beverage scene. Staying true to his passion for quality ingredients and top-notch service, he uses only the best quality ingredients behind the bar, but also when he is out exploring the endless restaurants and bars that Raleigh has to offer. When he’s not crafting cocktails for the masses on Glenwood South, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two pups, staying active, and traveling. Come check out our First Friday Cocktail Roundtable and see what Matt has crafted for the night.
Meet Rolando “Rolo”
Rolando has a thing for experimenting with innovative cocktail recipes, but his passions go beyond the drinks. He has a desire to connect with the community and a better the experiences for local industry peers in the Triad. He is one of the founders of Triad US Bartenders Guild and the Triad Beverage Alliance. Currently living in Winston Salem, he skillfully slings the cocktails at Crafted – The Art of the Taco, as well as at Sir Winston in hotel Indago. With career goals expanding outside the bartender and mixology world, he is currently pursuing a degree in culinary school to prepare in opening his own restaurants. His goal is to pioneer hospitality from the kitchen and the bar and use his 13 years of experience to perfect the craft. When not working he tries to travel as much as possible to experience other cities and markets.
Triad Beverage Alliance: A Group for Bartenders and Beyond
The goal of the Triad Beverage Alliance is to build and unite the Triad service industry, including local bartenders, restaurants and bars, to promote the area and increase tourism to the community. The group also focuses on building expertise and helping members advance their careers by providing peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, service projects and competition.
Learn More About the Triad Beverage Alliance Here.
Visit Our Friends on First Friday!
Heading downtown to check out some local artists and galleries? Visit our friends during First Friday and you’ll be in for a special treat on us! Partnering events:
City of Raleigh Museum
You can also enjoy the Museum’s exhibits, including their temporary exhibit “Our Families’ Treasures,” which is up through the end of June. This exhibit, which features works by Moore Square Magnet Middle School 8th grade class, focuses on the important objects that each student has in their life and tells the stories of their families. From stories of war, migration, love, and even a look to the future, the 8th grade students at Moore Square will show you how one object can represent an entire story. The exhibit will be open through June 30, 2019.
Learn More at the City of Raleigh Museum Website
COLOR MY WORLD @ LOCAL COLOR GALLERY
Featuring ‘Color My World’ exhibit brings original new oil paintings by Chantal Tomiello. Come meet and interact directly with the artists this First Friday. On view through June 29th
Learn More on the Local Color Gallery Website