Master Mixologist (deceased 2019)
Tenzin Samdo was a beloved bartender and master mixologist in the greater Boson area.
Tenzin Samdo grew up in India, a Tibetan refugee after his parents escaped Chinese occupation. He came to the United States in 1996 with a rare refugee initiative by the USA and became a high school student in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After studying theater, set design, film, and photography, he began to work in local Cambridge bars, before joining the team of Chef Jody Adams. Tenzin moved on to manage the bar at Tavern Road in Fort Point, where his innovative cocktails received local and national attention, most recently as finalist in the Star of the Bar competition of the National Restaurant Association. He joined Cafe ArtScience to lead the innovative bar program in the summer of 2017, where he created exciting new cocktails inspired by global flavors, altitude and exotic animals.