Shaun landed behind a brand new bar—320 Main. Within a few years he was assistant general manager and eventually grew the restaurant into one of the country’s ten best, according to Tales of the Cocktail. Now firmly established within the hospitality arena, Shaun began consulting, educating owners on how to improve upon the guest experience.
From L.A.’s high-end restaurant in The Parish to Southeast Asia’s Ellipsis, Shaun was gaining global recognition. He’s even been to Mexico consulting with top design hotel conglomerates. Today he’s here running The Edmon— bringing his innovative eating experience to all whom walk through our doors.
Shaun Cole, General Manager
As soon as Shaun turned twenty-one, he hopped into the hospitality industry and began serving drinks. After perfecting his skills on making Black and Tan’s, he traveled the world and went on to become a teacher. He soon realized that the rewards of running a world class restaurant would become his destiny.
The bartender represents the Edmon bar, and in a small way he also represents Hollywood. So when the doors open, it all just starts to flow. You can see our bartender’s spin and find out a lot about his cocktail knowledge through the simple choices he makes for literally the oldest cocktail in the book. Hollywood style. Welcome to the Edmon.
Great bartenders are born, not made.
A well-balanced cocktail in your hand is usually the first sign that you’re at a quality bar. But behind all those perfectly shaken pisco sours and imaginative Serrano-pineapple syrups are the bartenders—and a truly good one knows that the art of working behind the stick involves so much more than flashy technique and an encyclopedic knowledge of recipes.