Vanguard Mixologist Stefan Trummerís off the cuff theory of cocktail-making all began at his parentís restaurant in Austria. With a family history in the restaurant business dating back over 100 years, Stefan quickly learned the ropes of both the front and back of the house, eventually discovering his enthusiasm for mixing cocktails behind the bar.

With a strong passion to experience the world, Stefan left home in Austria to travel throughout Europe to experience the unique variations and flavors different countries embodied. Stefan researched celebrated mixologists who were responsible for creating the cocktail culture in the sixties and seventies in Europe. Stefan eventually ended up in New York City after crafting cocktails at prestigious restaurants in Austria and Bermuda.

Word in New York spread about this Austrianís use of fresh ingredients and twist on the conventional cocktail. When renowned chef David Bouley began his search for an innovative mixologist to build a grandiose bar menu at his restaurant Bouley that would equal the quality and creativity of his cuisine, David placed his faith in Stefan. Stefan went on to formulate menus for upscale eateries including Bouley, Bouley Upstairs, Citarella, and Masa receiving high acclaim throughout multiple publications in New York. The culmination of Stefanís experience occurred when he opened his own restaurant and bar, Trummer Home, with his brother Albert, in Long Island. Most recently Stefan is working with Nicole Farhiís restaurant ď202Ē where his inimitable creations forced the restaurant to purchase more bar stools.

In addition to the laundry list of prestigious restaurants, Stefan consults for liquor and wine companies including brands Moet, Kahlua, Belvedere and many more. Stefan and his brother Albert took Navan to Miami for the MTV Video Music Awards after party as well as other promotional parties throughout Miami. Stefan has also crafted specialty cocktails in 2004 for Red Bullís owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, for his one of a kind exclusive glass enclosed restaurant, Hanger 7 in Austria which was visited by many celebrities and VIPís from all over the world. Stefan created the cocktails while celebrity chefs from all over the world, including Gray Kunz and Jean Georges, took turns creating a menu for the restaurant.

Stefan has also consulted for numerous bars including Tommy Tardieís most recent nightclub Ultra in New York City, designing a revolutionary bottle service concept. At each VIP table, a personal cocktail valet will create and serve unconventional cocktails with herb and flavor mixtures rarely used in beverages. In addition, Trummer has created ďUltra EssencesĒ to enhance a guestís liquor bottle with exotic infusions, such as Ruby Red Grapefruit or Sicilian Mandarin.

Stefan Trummerís unconventional cocktails have been featured in publications around the country including The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York ďEat Out Awards,Ē The New York Post, New York Magazine, Private Air Magazine, Food Art Magazine, Departures Magazine, Market Watch and Kateigaho (Japanís Art and Culture Magazine). Stefan was named by Time Out New York as one of the top 10 bar chefís whose drinks you should have had and was most recently named one of the Top 10 Bar Chefs to watch by Beverage Media.