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Bartender Chapter 53 – Cocktail Competition (Part 2)

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Drink of the Day:

Martini with Ice

  • 45 ml Gin
  • 15 ml Vermouth
  • Ice

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

The cocktail competition comes to a conclusion, and Kanagi is the winner. I think this is the expected outcome of the competition. Kanagi was obviously more skilled, so it made sense for her to perform at a higher level than Kyouko. But Kyouko also had her moment. Although she gave up any chances of winning the competition, her drink probably tasted better to the judges than Kanagi’s. She really learned her lesson well, and did not try to simply copy what Minami-san would’ve done. Instead, she tried her best to come up with a solution that she thinks is best for her customers.

We also saw that the manga is about to take a turn. Sasakura will be going to Hotel Bishop as a bartender. It hasn’t been finalized in the manga, but Sasakura’s been at Eden Hall for quite some time now, and it seems like a good time for him to move on. Here’s a spoiler, but he won’t be leaving Eden Hall just yet, but he will be soon. I actually don’t like the Eden Hall arc very much, so I wasn’t sad to see him leave at all. I really like his next destination though. I hope everyone will enjoy the next story arc (when I get there… hahaha).

Personally, I’m not too sure what the last bit of conversation between Sasakura and Miwa meant. I don’t really know what Miwa is trying to ask; although, I think the point of it all is that there are some special types of service which are only made for frequent customers. I’m just not 100% sure on why these services cannot be given to new customers. I mean, if a customer asks for a certain type of drink, I don’t see the problem with complying with their request. Maybe it’s because those types of services are more time consuming and troublesome, but the same could be said for many cocktails Sasakura made thus far. I mean, he even went to someone else’s bar to get ingredients just to make a cocktail (e.g. Bullshot).

Categories: Bartender
  1. Stan
    June 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Many many hearty thanks again for the hard work…otsukaresama deshita!

    Ano…the Mangafox link doesn’t appear to be working. Thought you might like to know. 🙂

    • June 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      I usually post the link on my blog right after I submit it to MangaFox. They’re usually pretty quick about putting it up, but they’re lagging a bit today. It should be up with their next batch of updates… I think. lol

  2. June 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    thanks guy

  3. SilentArchangel
    June 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Awesome chapter, awesome work thanks
    I think the issue about the frequent customer thing is that…maybe its not done often, or that most people don’t actually know, for example, all those different ways to drink whisky. They wouldn’t know they could actually drink it many different ways, but for frequent customers the bartender can take liberties to change drinks for them?

    The Eden Hall arc was interesting, but it’ll be a nice change, as Eden Hall was starting to get singular in its themes… learned a lot more about random alcohol than cocktails really.

  4. Epistasthai
    June 9, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Thanks for all your work to bring us this! I also wasn’t surprised at the winner, for she seemed to be really competent. I’m pleasantly surprised at the choice of Kyouko for the new hotel’s bartender. It’s so interesting that Sasakura is going to move to be the other bartender there!

    About that bit about ‘special frequent customer service’. At restaurants or cafes or pubs that I go to frequently, sometimes they will make things that are not on the menu, especially when I’ve had a hard day or am really tired or have had fantastic news. They’ll make me something special (like iced coffee or a mixed drink that isn’t on the menu). It’s not something I ask for (usually, although I do ask for iced coffee if it isn’t busy and show them how to make it). The barista or bartender will make it for me specially. But you can only do these kinds of things if you know the customer. I think that was partially what Sasakura and Miwa meant. If you know the customer, you can give them something they want, even if it is not on the menu. For new customers or people who come in once in a while and are unknown, there is no way of knowing what they’ll like.

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