Episode 8

Beyond the Drink: Matt Meyer, Daniel Paez & the Last Word (S9/Ep.08)

Published on: 6th September, 2023

Matt and Daniel are a chef/bartender duo based in Oakland, CA. Daniel approaches the ingredients for his drinks with a culinary sensibility while Chef Matt’s cooking style combines his Mexican background and his love for exploring other cultures through their food. It is often that guests find Matt’s ingredients from the kitchen like chiles, spices and herbs infused into one of Daniel’s cocktails, bringing a holistic approach to seasonal dining.

Matt and Daniel have given back to their community by working with organizations such as World Central Kitchen and Community Kitchens in Oakland. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Matt Meyer and Daniel Paez. (cocktail recipe below)

Last Word

Makes 1 cocktail

1 oz Fords gin

1 oz lime juice

.75 oz green chartreuse

.75 oz luxardo maraschino

Cherry, to garnish

Add the gin, lime juice, and green chartreuse to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry.

This season is brought to you by Fords Gin, a gin created to cocktail.

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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