Café du Pays - Vieux Chapeau
A cocktail featuring armagnac, mezcal, and aromatics.
This recipe contains alcohol
This recipe gives back to RAICES (The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services). RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. With legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around immigration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontlines of the fight for immigration rights.
"We love RAICES. My family emigrated from quebec and the restaurant’s story is a love letter to them." - Heather
BEVERAGE DIRECTOR & BIG DIPPER HOSPITALITY GROUP PARTNER HEATHER MOJER'S STORY
Heather was born into foodservice, and her life and the industry became intertwined at an early age. While her mother managed the bar, Heather spent much of her time in the restaurant, playing as a child, and eventually working once she was of age. This early experience enticed her to pursue a bachelor or science in Sustainable Food Systems from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. During college, Heather worked at a student-run sandwich shop and also as a barista. After graduation, the pleasure she found in efficiently assembling short-order items led her to accept a bartending position at Hungry Mother.
Commendations include a cover piece in the 2011 Imbibe Magazine holiday issue, as well as a bartender feature with Chilled magazine summer 2012. Heather was also accepted as a Cocktail Apprentice (CAP) at Tales of the Cocktail 2012, a very prestigious honor. Mojer worked at Hungry Mother for four years before becoming a partner and helping to open sister restaurant, State Park in 2013. With continued success, in July of 2016 Mojer, along with the State Park team, opened Mamaleh’s Delicatessen & Restaurant, followed by French Canadian-leaning Cafe du Pays in 2017. Currently, Heather is the general manager at State Park, as well as the the beverage director for all three concepts.