Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Dinner at Jackson

If you're going to be in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, then you can't pass up the Spirited Dinners.

On Thursday, July 22 at 8 PM, New Orleans' always stupefying restaurant of reinvention, Jackson, presents a remarkable 5 course prefix designed by master chef, John Hammond, with 6 courses of cocktails prepared by:

Paul Clarke, the Seattleite voice and palate behind Cocktail Chronicles, moderator of Mixology Monday, contributing editor at Imbibe magazine, and frequently featured in the SF Chronicle and Wine & Spirits.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler, the renown bar manager at Bel Ami, whose innovative cocktails have earned him the Jamie Boudreau of Portland.

& me!

If you splurge on one extravagant meal while in New Orleans, this should be it.

Here are all the details, followed by the menu (both food & drinks).

Thursday, 22 July 2010
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$90 - Includes tax and gratuity
For reservations, please call
(reserve them soon before they fill up!)

Jackson's Menu

Cocktails by Paul Clarke, Jeffrey Morganthaler, and Jeremy Thompson


Alexei’s Pleasure Club
by Jeremy Thompson

Dubonnet rouge
Russian Standard vodka
Scrappy’s cardamom bitters
lemon twist


Endive with Roquefort bleu cheese & lavender honey

by Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Appleton Extra rum
lavender-honey syrup
fresh lime juice
housemade orange bitters
fresh sprig of lavender


Watermelon Gazpacho

Tio Dobles
by Paul Clark

Don Juilo blanco tequila
fresh grapefruit juice
fresh lime juice
Luxardo maraschino liqueur
simple syrup


Grouper encrusted with macadamia nuts & topped with a fresh mango pineapple salsa

Third Course Cocktail
by Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Leblon cachaça
fresh lime juice
pineapple gum syrup
egg white
Luxardo amaretto
apricot preserves


Ostrich medallion with a fig & red wine reduction

Red Heering
by Jeremy Thompson

Aperol apertivo
Cherry Heering
fresh orange juice
orange twist, discarded
Luxardo cherry


Pavlova topped with sliced kiwis, strawberries & fresh whipped cream

Demerara Fizz
by Paul Clarke

El Dorado 12 Year Old rum
fresh lemon juice
simple syrup
egg white
club soda
Peychaud's bitters on the foam