Frank Manganello Jr.
Washington, DC

Saturday, March 9th at the Grand Tasting & Auction

Frank first saw success as he won the “Best of the Best” cocktail competition in 2011. In 2015, Frank joined the opening bar staff of The Dabney in historic Blagden Alley; he was named Head Bartender of The Dabney in 2016, the same year The Dabney received their first Michelin star. Today, Frank’s ever-evolving cocktail menu at Primrose reflects the versatility of French brandy, and in particular, highlights its approachability for American palates more accustomed to American whiskey.

Primrose is a French-inspired wine bar from husband-wife team Sebastian Zutant and Lauren Winter, in partnership with Greg Algie and Nate Beauchamp. Located in Washington, D.C.’s popular Brookland neighborhood, Primrose focuses on small and natural wine producers from France and the United States, with 75 offerings by the bottle and 15 by the glass. Four drafts are available in addition to a selection of specialty cocktails.