As we're seeing this season on Vanderpump Rules, in the lead-up to Tom Tom's grand opening, there was some drama brewing. On the Season 7 premiere of the series, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz butted heads with Lisa Vanderpump on what she perceived to be the delay of putting together a cocktail menu and how she then enlisted Pandora Vanderpump Sabo to help out. It was a decision that didn't exactly please the Toms (clip above).
Pandora clapped back this week on Twitter about the questioning of her skills and liquor knowledge, writing, "Oh I haven’t bartended? That’s news to me. I’m also a Certified Specialist of Wine, [and] spirits [and] own a liquor company, and have created cocktails for over 15 magazines. Also, I worked alongside one of the best mixologists in the US. But keep making excuses!"
Now Sandoval has also issued a response on Twitter about the drama regarding who should create and conceive the cocktail menu — and the timeline he was working on to meet deadlines to get Tom Tom open on time.
"We [definitely] did not [wait long to give her the cocktail list], mind u this is still 2 months away from the opening [and] if u saw my [Instagram] Stories [you] would see us working [with] thousands of [dollars] of product: spices, juices, liqueurs from all over the world months leading up to this," he told a fan. "Also we 100 %[percent] sent Pandora numerous recipes, Lisa didn’t get em."
In the episode, Sandoval took issue with Pandora's bartending experience, saying, "So why is Pandora, who has never worked a bartending shift in her life, overseeing this cocktail list? I mean why do you even want to call it Tom Tom?"
And this week when a fan noted he was once a student of a cocktail tutorial on the show, he defended his skills, writing, "That was just to show us the PUMP cocktails to serve at SUR [because] the cocktail menus are different and Lisa wanted us to be able to make PUMP cocktails at SUR."
More about Tom Tom below.