AIA Birmingham, in partnership with Alabama Power, is excited to bring you the first in our 50th Anniversary Celebration Series. The Cocktails & Bar Design (1 AIA HSW) class will be a time to learn exactly what bartenders want in bar design — all while you network & enjoy libations.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Eric grew up in Irondale. He attended Shades Valley/JCIB and went on to study chemistry at Birmingham-Southern College. While in college, he began working for the Brio/Bravo Restaurant Group as a server, and quickly later as a bartender. Extremely interested in the world of alcohol, he began doing research on how to mix drinks – historically and in a contemporary bar setting. Through this research and tasting as many different flavors as possible, he gained an understanding of how making cocktails was done. After a few visits to craft cocktail bars in larger cities, he then understood that crafting cocktails could evolve into an actual profession. He was given the opportunity to manage the bar program at Bettola, one of Birmingham’s highest acclaimed restaurants, and also opened their sister restaurant Vittoria Macelleria. For the last 2 years, he has had the opportunity to manage the bar program at Carrigan’s Public House, a gastropub focused on quality beer, cocktails, and food and blurring the lines between craft and volume. Eric is married to a wonderful architect and lives in Homewood.
$15 for members; $30 for nonmembers.
Price includes one drink ticket.
MUST RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1.30.15.
Cancellation Policy: We require 24 hour notice on all cancellations. If you RSVP and do not cancel, you will be charged the full amount for the event.