First & Hope Hires The Edison’s Aidan Demarest


Exciting hiring news from First & Hope has hit our ears even before the restaurant’s job fair kicks off tomorrow. The forthcoming restaurant lets us know that Aidan Demarest, the innovative former beverage director at The Edison who put that club’s celebrated cocktail program and mixology team together (as well as the Radio Room event), will be the new beverage director at First & Hope. Demarest and chef Shelley Cooper are currently putting together menus based on cocktail and food pairing, similar to the collaboration between Mark Peel and Audrey Saunders at The Tar Pit.