The Ritz-Carlton’s Fort Lauderdale-based beverage manager James Camp isn’t just another mixologist. He’s also one well-traveled guy.Outside of South Florida, Camp has worked for the Ace Hotel Group in Southern California, the Regattabar Jazz Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Harvard Square, and the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. That makes for a well-versed take on cocktail culture in the United States.
But you could say the Ritz’s main bar man is well-placed in his current position at the Fort Lauderdale hotel’s new restaurant, Burlock Coast. A rum lover at heart, he’s heading a rum-focused bar program with a menu that boasts selections sourced everywhere from Spain, Panama, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Jamaica, Martinique, and Haiti.