Julien-Pierre Bourgon

A native of Hull, Quebec, Julien-Pierre Bourgon resorted to creating his own cocktails when he realized that the local bars were not producing drinks like Mama used to make. He got his professional start learning from Stefan Trummer, a veteran of the cocktail revival movement, and went on to America Eats Tavern, José Andrés’ project in partnership with the U.S. National Archives, where he was immersed in classic American cocktails.

An intensive three years with renowned bar chef Todd Thrasher followed, at Cathal Armstrong’s Restaurant Eve, TNT Bar, and PX Lounge. A real chef’s mixologist, Bourgon creates cocktails at Masseria that are either tributes to Italian classics – or pure liquid inspiration.