Cristian Dascalu is a leading beverage professional, bringing to The Rex a deep knowledge and unbridled passion for craft cocktails. Cristian entered the world of bartending at Terrine, and continued at The Ponte, under the guidance of Bar Director Ryan Wainwright, current National Ambassador for Bombay House of Gin. He joins The Rex following his time as bartender and assistant bar manager at Faith and Flower, one of downtown Los Angeles’s premier restaurants and craft cocktail bars, under Bar Manager Marlene Olarra.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cristian has a strong desire to continue to further the already strong cocktail legacy of his hometown. Under the guidance of his teachers and the influence of other L.A. bar greats such John Coltharp and John Neumueller, Cristian has become further entrenched in his commitment to quality and perfection, particularly in his craft.