Shrubs are great to make when fruits are coming into season at your local farmer's market. Here in the Northeast, we're seeing the first of the good stuff. You can make a shrub out of nearly any fruit, vegetable or herb. They're also very forgiving so there's tons of room for error. Play with the pairings and try different types of vinegars.
Pete Vasconcellos is a life-long restaurant professional and currently the general manager and bar director of the Penrose in New York City. Since he was 14 years old, Pete has worked in cafes, delis, night clubs, dive bars, banquet halls, and fine dining as a dishwasher, line cook, bartender, security guard, server, bus boy and manager. As a bartender/mixologist, Pete has created cocktail programs for notable establishments such as Blue Hill, The Dutch and The Crown.
He joined the Sleeping Giant Group in 2012 to open the Penrose and design the bar program. Since 2012 the Penrose has proudly served as the premier gastro-pub on NYC's Upper East Side.