The Townsend (718 Congress Avenue) is proud to host guest bartender Daniel Kutch on Thursday, April 7 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Kutch will create a special three-drink menu, which will be available in addition to The Townsend’s nightly drink offerings.
Kutch’s curated drink menu for his stay includes The Tide’s Raspy Voice, made with The Botanist gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and sea foam; Hire’s Rosy Cheeks, made with Metaxa 5 Star, Wild Turkey 101 rye, root beer gomme, aromatic bitters, and ouzo; and the Operetta in a Nutshell, made with Port Charlotte Islay whisky, liqueur de camomille, and nocino. All three of Kutch’s cocktails are priced at $6 each and his visit to The Townsend is part of the Collectif 1806 bartender exchange program. Collectif 1806 is a program from Remy Cointreau that includes an archive of over 250 traveling vintage cocktail volumes available for review through Cointreau’s bartender education program.
Kutch, a 25-year-old bartender in San Francisco, was born an hour south of San Francisco and raised in Sacramento. With almost a decade in high-caliber restaurants, the last three have been spent at his post Maven in the Lower Haight district. Kutch draws inspiration from his travels, combining them with native Northern California flavors to contribute to Maven’s seasonal food and drink pairings. Maven was named one of Eater SF’s “Most Important Cocktail Bars” in 2015.
All cocktails from bartender Daniel Kutch (Maven, SF) will be $6 (no joke)!
For information on The Townsend’s guest bartender program, visit the bar’s Facebook page at for updates: Facebook.com/TheTownsendAustin.