Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The Garden Bistro at McCully House with Valerie Vorland
The Garden Bistro at McCully House is where you can find Valerie Vorland mixing fabulous drinks and serving beautiful dinners. I was excited to meet with Valerie Vorland who has been a bartender and server for 12 years. She said, "I love this business, you meet the coolest people, work in the coolest places and the networking is incredible! This is my calling." After a group discussion with Valerie, and Sarah Farnsworth, House Manager of the Garden Bistro at The McCully House, and staff and patrons about 'Mixology' and how everyone loves the flavor of Organic Nation vodka, it was unanimous that Organic Nation vodka is exquisite by itself. If you really wanted to order a cocktail, a well done martini was the drink of choice. Garden Bistro at McCully uses the best for their martini's, they mix with Quady North Vermouth named Vya, an herbally infused, aromatized wine. Superb is an understatement. Note: At the Garden Bistro, the wine list is 90 % local and the dinner menu is about 80% locally grown or made in the Applegate and Rogue Valleys. Organic Nation Spirits fit right in with the values of supporting local. Valerie and Sarah remind me that the Garden Bistro at McCully House is not just a special occasion restaurant, you can bring your co-workers for a business meeting, come in with your girlfriends or stop on your way back from the river. Everyone is welcome and please, please please check out the gorgeously lush patio.