Bartender of the Month


Michael Major
Michael Major was born and raised in New York and he has been working for 24 years at Smith & Wollensky’s in New York City. Smith & Wollensky is one of the most trafficked restaurants in New York and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world. Specializing in fresh seafood and lobster and assorted steaks and chops, Smith & Wollensky is well recognized for its healthy portions, seasoned service staff and pop Americana ambience. Wollensky's Grill, a smaller but spirited bar room installed in the side of the famed midtown restaurant, is open until 2 a.m. Catering to night owls, Wollensky Grill offers a late night bill of fare featuring lighter supper versions of items from the grander Smith & Wollensky steakhouse menu.

Michael’s favorite drink is the Bermuda Rum Swizzle cocktail, made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Gosling’s Gold Bermuda Rum, pineapple and orange juice, Grenadine and Angostura Bitters. Michael likes to include a floater of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum to his Rum Swizzle! He specifically enjoys the versatility of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and the flavour profile.

Since Michael has been working in a high profile steak house for so many years he has seen a lot of business deals held at the bar. His philosophy: “If you want to Seal the Deal, drink Gosling’s Black Seal Rum!”

In his spare time Michael enjoys skiing and golf.

For further information, please contact:
Smith & Wollensky
797 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212.753.1530

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