Skurnik Wines & Spirit
After several years of pub-bartending while pursuing degrees in Art History and Graphic Design, Amanda Elder joined the opening team of cocktail den, Pouring Ribbons, and subsequently also began bartending at agave haven, Mayahuel. As former Creative Director at Pouring Ribbons, Amanda was responsible for designing the bar’s initial thematic menus (Route 66, Silk Road, Moody Authors) as well as organizing Pouring Ribbons 80’s Night, a monthly reimagining of classic drinks from the 1980’s. In the last year, she has been a part of the bar teams at both Leyenda in Carroll Gardens, and Donna in Williamsburg, and has recently joined the spirits team of importer Skurnik Wines & Spirits as the in-house bar manager at their headquarters in Manhattan. Amanda continues to freelance in hospitality design.