Mixing it Up With Rue de Jean's Corey Anderson
Being a professional bartender isn't easy, but you can gain a lot of knowledge from working as one.
At 39 Rue de Jean, aka Rue, Savannahian's can enjoy French cuisine, handcrafted affordable wines and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. Rue is styled as an 1800's French brassiere; the social hubs of Paris; where Parisians go to socialize and enjoy local cuisine and beer. With their two locations Charleston S.C. and Savannah G.A., southerners can be in Paris without the hassle of traveling. We spoke with local bartender, Corey Anderson at Rue, to find out more about her profession.
South: How long have you been bartending?
Anderson: I helped open up Rue de Jean here in Savannah, but I have been bartending for a total of about eight years.
South: What makes it fun to work here?
Anderson: I love introducing guests to new and exciting food and drinks that they may not have otherwise tried. Working in a French brasserie has definitely opened my eyes to a wider spectrum of techniques and ingredients. In our cocktail section alone, we have several liquors I had never even heard of before starting at Rue de Jean! And don't forget the wine! We have over 300 bottles and 50 choices by the glass.
South: What is your most memorable bartending moment?
Anderson: I once had the opportunity to bartend for an NFL charity event. I was able to meet several players, which was so cool since I'm a football fanatic!
South: What is your signature drink?
Anderson: I love to create anything involving whiskey. Whether it's a play on a Manhattan, Old Fashioned, or creating a barrel-aged cocktail like our Gordonston Park, whiskey is the way to go!
For more information on 39 Rue de Jean's drink and food menu, be sure to check out their website. Or visit one of their two locations.
Savannah – 605 W. Ogelthorpe Avenue
Charleston – 39 John Street