RESTAUTEUR Padraic Frawley was celebrating on the double this month, after both of his Cornstore restaurants in Limerick and Cork were listed among the top five cocktail destinations in the country.
At the Licensing World Bar awards ceremony in Dublin’s Clyde Court Hotel, the popular restaurants were the toast of the event, amongst 300 licensed trade members.
“The Cornstore’s unique cocktail bar provides a casual, warm and lively atmosphere at the heart of Limerick city and its recognition at this year’s awards is evidence to its hard working friendly staff and excellent customer service,” said a spokesperson.
Just last month, it launched a new ‘Mad Men’ style ‘Cocktail Hour’ for the summer months, taking place every Thursday and Friday between 5-7pm.
“This has already proved very popular with the after-work drinks brigade, keeping resident mixiologist Mario Fiscuci busy, as he expertly crafts a range of retro classics, served with a Cornstore twist,” they said.
Vintage favourites proving popular include the Cosmopolitan, the Sidecar and the Berlin Blonde.
The Licensing World Bar Awards are Ireland’s only award ceremony dedicated to the licensed trade and celebrates excellence in the industry. All finalists were visited by an expert panel of judges and assessed on a range of criteria including welcome, hygiene, product range and training. As well as cocktails, the Cornstore also houses the ‘Verre De Vin’ wine system which offers over 20 bottles by the glass.