As CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, Meyer operates a number of New York City’s most successful and critically-acclaimed restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack and The Modern.
“Mr. Meyer’s principals of ‘Enlightened Hospitality’ make him the ideal candidate to fulfill this honor of being the Inaugural Keynote Speaker, for Tales of the Cocktail,” said Paul G. Tuennerman, Co-Founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “He’s certainly a bartender’s restaurateur.”
At this special ticketed event held the night before Tales of the Cocktail® officially kicks off, Meyer will discuss behind-the-scenes history on the creation of his most famous restaurants as well as anecdotes, advice and lessons he has accumulated throughout his life and career.
“It’s a dream come true to have the man who wrote the book on hospitality—both literally and figuratively—address Tales of the Cocktail 2015,” said Philip Duff, Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail®. “Danny Meyer’s influence extends far beyond New York City, where his bars and restaurants changed the way people drink and dine. His philosophy of utter professionalism, supporting relaxed, caring, personal service is the way forward for our industry.”
For more information about the Danny Meyer keynote presentation as well as all events scheduled for Tales of the Cocktail® 2015, please visit TalesoftheCocktail.com.