It seems that Gina Chersevani, the bartender behind the cocktail list at Rasika, has been fired. Fritz Hahn covers it here. In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that I worked at one of Ashok Bajaj’s restaurants for a little over a year, and count Gina among my friends as a result of the time I spent there. Back to the story though- Bajaj gave Fritz some incorrect info – Anne Marie Dick didn’t design the original cocktail menu. The original menu was devised by the original bartenders- Gina & Sal (now at CityZen,) and sommelier Sebastian Zutant (now at Proof), who were the original bar team when the restaurant opened in December 2005.
News worth noting, don’t you think?