After meeting and working together in the late 90’s in the vibrant London bar scene, Nick and Tomer embarked on a different journey. One came back home to Tel Aviv to indulge in his passion with Hotel Management, and the other emigrated to Sweden to follow work and love. Ensued years of holidays together and yearly catch ups...
So when, over 20 years later Tom decided to take the plunge and realise his life-long dream of opening his own boutique hotel, there truly were no other option than dragging Nick back home too and partner up to develop and run the cocktail bar downstairs. Nick running a Stockholm based award winning international beverage consultancy agency specialised in concept and bar development made it all very opportunistic indeed...
So the two of them have been planning and plotting from May 2015. Since then, the team has grown to include Tsahi and Yuval, two passionated Tel aviv restaurants owners and operators, in order to bring local knowledge and flavour to the project.
Nearly a year into the development, the quartet has grown to include a talented bar and kitchen team, who cannot wait to show what they have in store…
"Scandinavian design has always been synonym with simplicity, quality, minimalism and functionality, all attributes we aim at taking to our approach to making and serving drinks and food.
At the heart of everything we do is a highly qualitative product. We have worked tireless for month to find the very best ingredients we could possibly source. From local herbs and leaves only grown in the Israeli desert to handmade Scandinavian jams of exotic Scandinavian flavours, our quest to quality has taken us to re-consider and re-visit pretty much everything we believe as the norm in our trade.
From our very low refined-sugar approach (we try and only use natural sugars), to our recycling and trash separation program, we have decided to keep close to what we, the people behind Botanika, personally believe in.
That very same quest has even taken us to completely re-think how we handled one of the main ingredients in any cocktail: the ice.
We have spent month sourcing, and learning how to use some of the most advanced ice making equipment in the world, as well as working with a revolutionary water filtration system so that you can taste the difference.
But there again, we want this to be seamless, and all about quality. We like our work to be transparent, in every sense of the term. Every cocktail you will be served has utilized each of its ingredients in a carefully planned manner. Unnecessary “smoking mirror and “fools gold “ has been removed: If it doesn’t help the cocktail, it should not be there. We think too much of you.
Finally, and in true Israeli-Scandinavian newly designed fashion, we kept everything we do around the famous “less is more “ adagio.
We hope you will enjoy our craft. We certainly enjoy serving it."
To set the right vibe Botanika enlisted the help of one of Stockholms most sought after DJ and club manager; Andreas Höistad.
Andreas has played records and worked within the Scandinavian entertainment and music scene for the past 15 years and recurringly plays the best bars and clubs.
"The list is very diverse and keeps a moderate pace to work in Botanika's cocktail environment and of course it contains a lot of Scandinavian elements such as Danish electronic, Norwegian and Swedish disco pop. "
Liquid Management is an international beverage consulting company, dedicated to the business of hospitality. We offer a variety of services for establishments and companies looking to upgrade, design or redesign their beverage program or venue. With an international successful track record, and a strong award winning team, we are experts in the fields of concept creation and bar design, applied mixology, bar management, training and audit, brand management and representation.
We operate from within our markets, with local presence across Europe. We are international, and work globally with premium brands and premium partners.
We are passionate and intransigent with our craft and are only satisfied when delivering the best.