Kitchen closes at 10:00 pm
Restaurant non smoking – Bar & Lounge smoking allowed
Jasper Soffer, master mixologist, has had a career in the bar industry as interesting and as lauded as the cocktails that he creates. Jasper began his career in London at the ShoChu Lounge and his Asian inspired cocktail menu was heralded by Time Out Magazine five times during his tenure at this London hot spot.
He then moved to New York working in venues such as Spice Market and the legendary SoHo House, an exclusive, members-only club and hotel. During his tenure at the SoHo House Jasper was asked to join the Pegu Club by its founder Audrey Saunders, widely recognized as the leader of the high-end bar industry. Here he worked to create a dynamic and interesting cocktail menu and with Jasper’s assistance and dedication Pegu Club took the honor of World’s Best Cocktail Bar in the Spirit Awards from Tales of the Cocktail in 2007 (the Oscars of bars/bartending.)
From there Jasper moved on to manage Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel in New York City, one of the most popular bars in the city. The other big passion in his life; travel, took him to Australia, where once again he found success in a position at one of Sydney’s most famous bars, Eau du Vie, which won the World’s Best New Cocktail Bar award from Tales of the Cocktail in 2011.
Jasper went on to co-found Mulberry Project, taking the idea of creating bespoke cocktails around the world. Mulberry Project is responsible for pop up events in locations like Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival and pop up bars in Israel, Iceland, Tanzania and Kenya.
The Mulberry Project pop up at La Zebra’s beach in Tulum was so hugely successful, it has become a permanent fixture. It was listed in the top 10 honorees for Best International Hotel Bar in Latin America & The Caribbean in Tales of the Cocktail 2020 Spirited Awards. Jasper joined the Colibri family in 2014 crafting exciting menus that perfectly compliment the unique identity of each hotel in the group.
Born in the South West of Australia. It is precisely where it begins his curiosity to understand the connection and natural coexistence between the agricultural production and the sea, since both were his places of recreation, adventure and discovery, it became his greatest asset.The connection of Paul Bentley with the kitchen begun during his adolescence, when his cooking abilities allowed him to be part of the culinary world from a very young age, mastering his cooking skills and being part of this profession, enabled him to learn the necessary commitment that kept him out of trouble.
With more than 20 years of experience in gastronomy, his training and discipline allowed him to be part of recognized brigades of the most acclaimed restaurants in Australia, Europe and New York as The Loose Box Restaurant (Australia) Pierre Gagnaire (France) Daniel (NYC). His cooking style is elegant and contemporary, with a french technique, rustic scenes, and depth in flavor.
Bentley arrived as the named chef at the Mi Amor Restaurant in May, 2016. He is also Executive Chef at his restaurant Magno Brasserie and his French-inspired bakery Saint Michel, both of which are in Guadalajara, Mexico.