Celebrity Chef MasterClass with Manya Alvarado & Dan Pontius of Alden & Harlow and The Longfellow Bar

September 25, 2019

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56 Brattle St
Cambridge MA 02138

September 25, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm


Manya Alvarado, Executive Chef and Dan Pontius, Bar Manager, Alden & Harlow and the Longfellow

Join Alden & Harlow and Longfellow team and shake up delicious craft cocktails. You’ll learn how to make sweet and savory cocktails with thoughtfully sourced ingredients. You’ll also learn how to make easy mouthwatering snacks to pair with the cocktails. You’ll leave the class with more confidence to recreate your own version of craft cocktails at home.



Manya Alvarado joined the opening team at Alden & Harlow in Cambridge in 2014. She spent two years as a line cook, perfecting her approach to executing Chef/Owner Michael Scelfo’s vegetable-forward menu. She was promoted to Sous Chef one and a half years later, a position she carried through to support the opening of Scelfo’s sophomore restaurant, Waypoint, in 2016. She brought this passion to her new position as Chef de Cuisine of Longfellow in spring 2018.

Manya Alvarado Masterclass

Dan Pontius joined the team at Alden & Harlow under then Bar Director, Seth Freidus. Infusions, vinegars, syrups and bitters were all being created in house, but with the added layer of incorporating hyper seasonal vegetables to create more interesting and savory cocktails. Today, Dan oversees the cocktail program at The Longfellow Bar at Alden & Harlow, a neighborhood bar and restaurant located in the historic Café Algiers space directly above Michael Scelfo’s flagship restaurant in Harvard Square.

Dan Pontius Masterclass

Alden & Harlow and The Longfellow Bar