Introducing the man with a name fit for a movie title. The Curious Case of Dylan Bean. The Legend of Dylan Bean. Dylan Bean & The Chocolate Factory. The Dylan Bean with A Dragon Tattoo. All right. I’m finished. So. Dylan is a recent NYC transplant and works with me at good ole Domaine LA. He also shuffles (stylishly and with purpose) around town slinging some mighty fine juice representing Amy Atwood Selections.
Here we go!
Name: Dylan Bean // Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT // Current location: Los Angeles
Favorite Winter beverage: This winter I’ve been drinking a lot of white wine from Spain. Thanks to Domaine LA, I’ve discovered some cool white and orange wines from Spanish winemakers like Laureano Serres, Pedro Peciña, and Fabio Bartolomei from Vinos Ambiz.
Favorite cocktail or spirit: Pastis
Favorite place to grab a drink: Lately it’s been El Prado in Echo Park. The mood there is just right – simple, cozy, and the bartenders spin vinyl all night long.
Favorite toast: I like the Chinese toast “gan bei”, which means “dry the cup”.
Favorite post-dinner quaff: Limoncello
If you could travel to one region of the world right now for its food and/or drink where would you go? Hong Kong. I like all the dim sum dumplings, pork buns, haa gow, shu mai — basically any food that is wrapped. And I like ordering from a cart, it all feels so democratic.
What’s for sipper? A fresh and grapey Cabernet Franc from Domaine des Sablonnettes in the Loire Valley. This wine reminds me that life doesn’t have to be so serious.
Movie title: The Bubbly, The Blade & The Bean. PS- real men wear Top-siders.