Meet Bar Chef Lu

Lu Brow is the Bar Chef of Cafe Adelaide and the Executive Bar Chef for the Commander's Family of Restaurants. Read 5 Things I Can't Live Without by Lu Brow. 

Lu Brow

“I was always a spirits girl, and I live in a city where the history of the cocktail is rich,” says Lu Brow, bar chef for Café Adelaide and Swizzle Stick Bar. These things—along with Brow’s professional expertise on classic cocktails make her the perfect mixologist for the Swizzle Stick Bar at Café Adelaide, named to honor the late Adelaide Brennan, who personified the avant-garde cocktail culture of the late 1950s and ’60s.

Whether she serves guests across the bar or at the table, Brow revels in interacting with them and making sure they understand the pleasures of what they’re drinking. “This job is a surprise every day,” she says. ”You get to see everyone enjoying all the celebrations of life, big and small. We’d just like it all to happen with a well-made cocktail.”

In addition to her work at the Commander’s family of restaurants, Brow has co-hosted seminars with Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan at a number of high-profile industry events, including the 2012 Food & Wine Classic at Aspen, during which she prepared the cocktails for the exclusive Publisher’s Party; 2009 Greystone Flavor Summit, the annual New Orleans Food & Wine Experience, and the Distinguished Restaurants of North America conference. Additionally, Lu has received recognition for her work both locally and nationally, including multiple television appearances, including CNN, Fox 8, and MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”