Gerard Craft's Taste has a new face behind the bar.
Meredith Barry, who recently left her position as beverage director at Grand Tavern, has taken over as the bar manager at the acclaimed Central West End cocktail bar and restaurant. According to a press release, she joined the team about two weeks ago.
“I’m really excited about her attention to detail, and her respect for classic cocktails and classic technique,” Craft said in the release. “That foundation is key to building a program that blends creativity and fun with tradition and basics.”
Starting this week, Barry will be creating cocktails on special to introduce the crowd at Taste to her personal style. Her first full cocktail menu will be released this spring.
“I’m not coming into Taste to change what it is or turn it into a platform for myself. I want to take that passion and amplify it, and grow on the foundation that is already there," Barry said in the release. "I don’t want to forget our past but bring it into the future.”
Taste, 4584 Laclede Ave., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.361.1200, tastebarstl.com