Photos: Table 20 LA’s Best Bartender
A few months ago, Table 20 began a search to find LAâ€™s Best Bartender by inviting the public to nominate and vote for their favorite bartenders. After the 30-day nomination and voting period, contest judgesÂ narrowed the top 25 vote-getters down to six finalists. All the cocktails were punches made with Don Q Rum.
Devon Espinosa (The Tasting Kitchen)
Alex Straus (Suite 700 at Hotel Shangri-La, Hemingwayâ€™s Lounge)
Dee Ann Quinones (Susan Fenigerâ€™s Street, The Parlour Room, Philippe Chow)
Joseph Brooke (The Edison)
Max Diaz (Cicada Club, Coleâ€™s)
Matt Biancaniello (Library Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)
Peopleâ€™s Choice Bartender Winner and Table 20 Winner
- Nikon D700
- Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Taking photographs in near darkness only means one thing, a nifty fifty and a body that can handle high ISO’s. I decided to do all monochrome/black and white toÂ match the feeling of the night.
Also it should be noted that if you set your camera to capture in RAW vs JPG and also set your camera to monochrome or B/W instead of any of the color modes the RAW image will still retain all the color. You will see that happen once you import the RAW images into your favorite image editor. If your camera can shoot booth RAW and JPG simuntaneously then the JPG will be in monochrome SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera).
Congratulations to Matt Biancaniello and all the other finalists. Â Trevor Smith, founder of Table 20 did a great job of putting up this contestÂ and a well-deserved spotlight on some of our cityâ€™s most talented bartenders.