Peter Thom has joined the Five Crowns & SideDoor team bringing with him years of bartending experience including his most recent role as Bartender and Beer Manager at Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens where he designed the entire beer program. As a certified cicerone, beer lover and cocktail enthusiast, Thom is thrilled to have found the perfect blend of fine dining and craft gastropub at Five Crowns & Side Door.
As a young teen, Peter began working in the hospitality industry washing dishes at a local restaurant in his hometown of Snohomish, a small farming town in Washington. Though he became a licensed contractor in his home state, Thom’s admiration for the freedom that the hospitality and culinary industry presented eventually led him to his career path today.
Peter truly enjoys the social aspect of bartending and the opportunity it provides to creatively satisfy each unique taste. While Peter’s beverage of choice is a bright and refreshing gin cocktail, his favorite drink to make is a creative spin on the classic Old Fashioned. When it comes to garnishes, Thom never misses an opportunity to utilize fresh herbs and fruits picked from the restaurants’ culinary garden, Hazel Street Farm.
Peter has already been hard at work behind the Five Crowns and SideDoor bar developing a new menu of seasonal sips including Smoke on the Horizon with Dulce Vida reposado, Siembra mezcal and fresh lemon, and will soon introduce a number of decadent barrel-aged cocktails.
“I’m grateful to the Lawry’s family for welcoming me to the Five Crowns and SideDoor team,” says Thom. “It’s important to me to never stop learning, and to be a part of an organization with a proven commitment to developing their staff to in turn provide a better experience for their guests. It’s the creative environment that I’ve been looking for.”
Seasonal Cocktail Menu Highlights
Anchor Junipero gin, strawberry Campari, Carpano Antica, egg white
Smoke on the Horizon
Dulce Vida reposado, Siembra mezcal, fresh lemon, Jardesca Blanc
lemongrass infused Wheatley vodka, elderflower raspberry, rhubarb bitters
Luxardo Sour Cherry gin, Velvet Falernum, fresh lime, half & half
Blink of an Eye
Blinking Owl aquavit, lemon, lavender bitters, sparkling wine
Five Crowns Old-Fashioned
Woodford Reserve, Angostura bitters, Luxardo cherry, turbinado sugar
SakeMoto sake, Pomp and Whimsy gin, Maraschino liqueur, rose water
Why is the Rum Gone?
Silver rum, Luxardo syrup, fresh lemon, mint, citrus simple
Sunshine in Fashion
Nosotros Reposado, rhubarb and orange bitters, turbinado syrup
High West Double Rye, Benedictine, Montenegro, bitters
To learn more about Five Crowns and SideDoor please visit www.Lawrysonline.com.