Why This Drink? "It?s classy, there?s some history to it, just like the hotel. And I just learned a new way of making it the other night at the Hide Out, from a bartender who works at the Hazlewood. I like to go out to places where I can learn something about bartending.?
Why the Seattle migration?
"There?s not much going on in Yakima! Plus my dad [classical Flamenco guitarist Andre Feriante] lives here and I wanted to get to know him a bit better.?
How long have you worked here? ?I?m coming up on my one-year anniversary. I started out as a server for breakfast and lunch.?
How?d you get your foot in the door? ?My Dad?s helped me get pretty much every job I?ve had in Seattle.?
My Thought?s on Angelo Feriante?s First Call Drink:
Strong! I tottered all the way home after only one. It was, unlike many Old Fashioned?s, dangerously drinkable. His muddling technique involved removing a portion of the peel (which can cause bitterness); paired with a splash of 7-Up in the end, it contributed to the go-down-easy nature of the drink.
Even more nepotism:
Catch Angelo's dad and his guitar every Wednesday at the Sorrento Hotel.