Name: Marty Pineault
Where are you from?
Where do you currently work?
“Mati” Crudo and Charcoal grill
How long have you been Bartending?
At what moment in your life did you decide to become a professional bartender?
Three years ago I decided to leave a restaurant group that I was with for nearly 10 years. Towards the end of my time with this group, I was no longer behind the wood and had become a general manager making schedules and ensuring costs and so on. Although my time as a general manager taught me so much I lost my passion for the industry and decided to get back to my roots behind the wood. The opportunity to work at one of Ottawa’s cutting-edge cocktail bars “Ace Mercado” presented itself. Shortly after starting up with Ace Mercado I had the Privilege of training with Proprietors LLC, (Devon Tarby) (Dave Kaplan) of Death and Co and many more. From that moment on I realized I belonged behind the sticks creating cocktails and most importantly offering guests a one of a kind experience day in and day out!
What is your favourite cocktail? Why?
My favorite cocktail is a Daiquiri. I love the simplicity of this classic cocktail. It truly represents that quality ingredients and technique can make or break a cocktail. Less is more!!
What is the cocktail you despise most? Why?
The cocktail I hate the most is a Bloody Caesar, simply put I despise Clamato Juice.
What is your go-to/favorite ingredient?
Which alcohol do you take as a shot?
Tequila, preferably Anejo.
What is your favorite cocktail bar in the city?
My favorite cocktail bar in Ottawa is hands down the “Moon Room”
Do you have a funny bar story to tell us?
I have many funny bar stories but none of them are appropriate for a bio, come see me and we can talk 😉
What is the most ridiculous cocktail request you had?
I was once asked to make an Old fashioned without sugar or bitters…..
As a MADE WITH LOVE Ambassador, what is your biggest challenge this year?
This year’s biggest challenge will be to double last year’s amount of competitors in the 1st round, and producing another National MADE WITH LOVE Champion 😉