Expect some Hanky Panky at Botanist

Hanky Panky bartender and GM Gina Barbachano joins the Fairmont Pacific Rim team for a special Día de los Muertos celebration. Photo courtesy of Hanky Panky

Continuing its thrilling series of guest cocktail bar collabs, this November Botanist Bar’s executive chef Hector Laguna and head bartender Jeff Savage will welcome Mexico City’s acclaimed Hanky Panky cocktail bar (No. 13 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list) for a Día de los Muertos celebration.

On November 2 and 3, chef Laguna will pair a six-course tasting menu with three cocktails created by Hanky Panky bartenders Gina Barbachano and David Negrete, and three concocted by Botanist’s Savage. Then, on November 4, the Hanky Panky team will join Fairmont Pacific Rim’s creative beverage director Grant Sceney in a cocktail-forward experience with live music and entertainment at The Lobby Lounge & RawBar.

Botanist head bartender Jeff Savage will work with the Hanky Panky team and chef Hector Laguna on a special cocktail-paired dinner. Photo courtesy of Botanist

This is the Pac Rim’s third collab of the year—previous events have featured New York’s Katana Kitten, SAGA and Overstory—and the series will continue into 2023. “It is a pleasure to bring the flavours and style of Hanky Panky to Vancouver,” says Barbachano, who is also the bar’s general manager. “And to celebrate with the backdrop of Día de los Muertos only enhances the experience.”

Reservations for the $225-per-person dinner can be made through OpenTable.

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