An Afternoon with Matteo Luxardo
Join Matteo Luxardo, Export Director of Luxardo and Ezra Star GM of Drink, for an afternoon of cocktails, snacks and conversation with leaders in the cocktail industry from two point of views. One produces the cocktail ingredient while the other produces the cocktail itself. The two team up for an unforgettable afternoon. Casually chat with Matteo about his family’s history and the products that have become a staple at any bar. Talk to Ezra as she mixes up Luxardo libations behind her bar. Matteo might even jump behind the bar for some entertainment!
Ezra Star GM of Drink: Beginning in the kitchen at a young age and eventually finding her place behind the bar, Ezra Star has worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry for many years. She spent years studying biochemistry and Public Health, but the drive to understand people brought Ezra from the lab to the world of hospitality. In addition to overseeing Drink (2013 Spirited Awards “World’s Best Bar”), Ezra has consulted on numerous bar designs/build-outs, and bar training programs. She has also given presentations at cocktail conferences, and has been featured in Food and Wine, Playboy, and numerous spirit journals. In 2015, Ezra was recognized as a StarChefs Rising Star and named one of Food and Wine’s “Best New Mixologists.”