Growing up with a French mother and American father, Dakkar was introduced to the world of food and wine at a young age.
Learning the fundamentals of wine and wine pairing and how beautifully a grape is romanced to become a significant and mature wine, the foundation of classic drink making was established.
I knew if I wanted to learn how to truly design and create, not only visually appealing drinks, but more importantly palate satisfying recipes, I had to establish some kind of foundation in the culinary arts as well.”
Spending ten years of his very young life discovering food, herbs & spices through passed down French recipes and traditions, identifying and being able to create his own collaborations and original recipes came quickly.
It wasn’t until sometime later that he decided to educate himself in making martinis and diving into the innovative world of molecular mixology. After learning more and more about these forms of drink creativity and a genuine love for people, a sultry lounge of some kind naturally manifested.
To be perfectly honest I never wanted a “bartending service”. Papaya Sky is an after or before hours dinner lounge where ladies and gentlemen enjoy conversation over a very nice selection of wine and cocktails. It carries with it a genuinely smooth ambiance is seems to create on its own and with each and every event I have a chance to create a brand new lounge with new ideas and a new array of natural energy from my guests.”
Truly priding himself in a high level of classic customer service and etiquette, that has become synonymous Papaya Sky, his love for people was a huge factor in creating the company.
He knew that Papaya Sky, regardless of how successful and sought after, is nothing without the natural energy his guests exude to add to everything that makes us who we are. Truly a delicious and exquisite mix we will never be able to top.
We hope that you feel just as honored as we do to be a part of such a timeless recipe.