Yael Vengroff

Beverage Director
Yael Vengroff

Los Angeles

About Yael Vengroff

In the past decade, Yael has continued to build a reputation for her creativity, earnestness, and leadership behind the bar, not only in Los Angeles but across the country. Beginning her career in the heat of the NYC craft cocktail movement, Yael came up with some of the best in the businesses including Alex Day of Death & Co, Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club and Giuseppe Gonzales of PKNY. Since joining Marc Rose and Med Abrous team at The Spare Room, she has taken over the bar programs at Winsome in Echo Park, and Genghis Cohen the storied New York-style Chinese restaurant in the Fairfax District. Yael is a National Speed Rack Champion, having raised thousands of dollars for Breast Cancer research; received "Bar of the Year" in 2016 from Time Out Los Angeles, and is a five-time nominee for Best American Hotel Bar. In all, she is strong female face who continues to push the craft cocktail scene forward, challenging the status quo while staying true to herself and her unique style in front of and behind the bar.

Accolades

  • 2012 National Speed Rack Champion
  • 2013 Speed Rack West Coast Rematch Champion
  • 2014 Speed Rack Fastest Hands in the West
  • 2015 Zagat 30 Under 30
  • 2016 Time Out Los Angeles Bar of the Year

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Duck Egg Toast
$$, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Restaurant, Echo Park
"The nduja and duck egg combined with the crusty airy bread with the melty raclette cheese create a battle of textures and flavors that are playful and delicious enough to want one bite after the other!"
"Sunglasses Rex" Cocktail
$$, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Restaurant, Echo Park
"Meet Sunglasses Rex 😎 He is a mainstay on our Spaghetti Sunday menu @eatwinsome launching tomorrow night! . . . Jasmine Aperol • Vodka • Blanc Vermouth • Salted Seasonal Melon Fizz . . . Spaghetti Sunday starts every Sunday @ 5:30 until 10:30 —> Salad + Spaghetti + Ice Cream for $20. That is one American steal ☝🏼"
At my venues
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