Here's a great cocktail pairing: Jacqueline Patterson's inventive sensibilities behind the bar and Elizabeth Falkner's creative kitchen.
Jackie comes to the role of bar manager and mixologist at Orson from Le Colonial where she had already begun earning a reputation for creative new drinks.
She is also giving back to the profession by serving as secretary to the United States Bartender’s Guild's San Francisco Chapter.
Update 1: As of September 4, 2008, Jackie is off their website and appears to have left Orson. We have no doubt she'll make a safe landing somewhere and we hope to find ourselves at the bar with her again soon.
Update 2: As of early 2009, Jackie can be found at Heaven's Dog, making heavenly drinks. (She had a stint at Zinnia in between and we apologize for not updating her Bibulo.us entry - feel free to leave a comment or email us any time you've got bio updates!)
April 2009: Jackie's won another contest, this time for her beautiful drink with Cherry Heering, the Star-Crossed Lovers. It's a delicious drink and was selected as the winner for the U.S. portion of the Cherry Heering Accessorize 2009 contest. She's heading off to Singapore for the worldwide portion at the Raffles Hotel this June.
February 2009: Here's a great little video of Jackie teaching two sparkling wine cocktails on The View From The Bay.
Best days to catch Jackie at Heaven's Dog were Tuesday, Friday and Sunday as of April 2009). She's now also at Smuggler's Cove, so we'll have to get an update on her schedule.