BANGOR – The cold and rainy weather is not stopping sculptors from chiseling ice. They are working to make sure everyone has a good time.
Typically during the winter season, restaurants take away outdoor seating. But Timber Kitchen and Bar is taking a different approach by building an outside bar, of ice.
“I think it’s a fun thing to do in the winter time,” said Suzanne Fletcher, the general manager of Timber Kitchen and Bar, “I think they tend to be long and drawn out.”
The Glacier Ice Bar and Lounge will be open for two weekends and will provide friends with a place to chill.
“We have two master ice carvers in our company and they do an awesome job,” she said, “it takes them a couple of days to put it all together.”
Not only are they building an ice bar but they are creating sculptors like a bear, made of 2,100 pounds of ice.
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Tim Pierce, an executive chef, “It’s not something we do every day.”
Some of these artists are not just masters at sculpting ice, but they are also crafty in the kitchen.
“I have a lot of a different jobs,” he said, “I’m very fortunate that I could do something that I love to do. It gets me outside of the kitchen and gives me a different creative outlet.”
These artist are working hard to turn simple ice into a master piece.
“It amazes me how quickly a block of something can turn into something else,” said Pierce, “Just like ingredients, this is something I can do for an hour or two and it can turn out into something beautiful.”