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BARTENDER SPOTLIGHT
DAVE CASTILLO

With 22 years of experience in the bar/restaurant industry, Dave Castillo has been tending bar for about eighteen years, became a sommelier in 2008, and delved into the classic cocktail scene in 2009 when he went to work with Jason Schiffer at 320 Main in Seal Beach.

Dave has spent the last five+ years managing the bar at Workshop Kitchen+Bar with his partner in life Michelle Bearden, and now manages Workshop’s sister bar, Truss & Twine, where drinks are divided into categories such as Golden Age and Prohibition.

“The Cosmopolitan is in the ‘Dark Ages’ section,” says Dave. “But with the help of a beautiful lime cordial, ours is balanced and nuanced, while hitting all the flavors and paying homage to a hugely popular cocktail of the time.”