Aspen’s Most Engaging Bartender

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Photo Credit: Alex Blanco
Aspen’s Most Engaging Bartender 

We asked our followers to vote on their favorite “Most Engaging Bartender” in Aspen and followed up with an interview and photo session of the winner, Mattias Dylan Horseman, during his summer cocktails mixology session.

A former ball room dancer and Psych major, Mattias is now the lead bartender at Aspen’s Chefs Club by Food & Wine. In our interview he talks about the importance of living a balanced life with an incredible team who are like family to him.

A Photo Session with Mattias by Alex Blanco

Aspen's Most Engaging Bartender
Photo Credit: Alex Blanco
Aspen's Most Engaging Bartender
Photo Credit: Alex Blanco
Aspen's Most Engaging Bartender
Photo Credit: Alex Blanco

The first time I met Mattias was inside the VIP tent at the St. Regis Snow Polo Championship in Aspen where I was broadcasting live on Periscope. When one has an expensive camera in hand it is usually well received by guests, but broadcasting from an iPhone does not always generate the same kind of enthusiasm. Panning through the crowd in search of good content for my audience, I landed upon Mattias in all his glory, entertaining the crowd with an infectious smile and an exuberant energy that seemed to uplift the mood of the entire party.

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to him through a photography portrayal by the very talented, Alex Blanco.

Photo Credit: Alex Blanco
Alex Blanco

Excited to document an undercurrent culture of  our town, Alex was able to capture Mattias and a member of his bartender team, Patrick Flanigan, as they used their well-seasoned palates and mixology expertise at the Chefs Club to create deliciously complex drinks with playful names like the Latin Half Beat and Namaste (pronounced Nah-I’ma-Stay).

Aspen's Most Engaging Bartender
Photo Credit: Alex Blanco

It was an informative adventure being immersed into the intricacies of mixology and we hope that you enjoy Alex’s images and the interview with Aspen’s “Most Engaging Bartender”.

Aspen's Most Engaging Bartender
Photo Credit: Alex Blanco
Chefs Club by Food & Wine
Named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in the country by Time Magazine, Aspen’s Chefs Club by Food & Wine is a restaurant in the St. Regis hotel where guests can experience the spectacular signature dishes of great chefs from all around the country. The seasonal, innovative menu is a one-of-a kind blend of recipes by select winners of the prestigious Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs Award as well as other brilliant chefs, including Chefs Club’s very own Culinary Director Didier Elena and Executive Chef Todd Slossberg.
Aspen's Most Engaging Bartender
Photo Credit: Alex Blanco

 

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