After spending almost a decade in the beer industry, working for different distributors and finally for Anheuser Busch as a Retail Account Manager, Lesley felt she needed to make a change and she decided to return to working behind the bar. Over the past years she has honed her skills working for various restaurants and bars throughout the State before finding her home at Avenue N. As beverage director Lesley is responsible for the content of the cocktail menu, she likes to keep it creative and Interesting—utilizing new and inventive techniques and ingredients. She uses local, fresh ingredients for her hand crafted cocktails and represent with the bar program the same philosophy as her peers in the kitchen.
Lesley also uses her love of travel and dining to help her find inspiration for new cocktails. Her travels to Europe have taught her a lot about classic cocktail techniques, which she then puts her own spin on.