Friday, July 17, 2009

It's About Time!

If anything can be inferred from the Spirit Awards at Tales of the Cocktail this year, it is that NYC is the center of the cocktail universe! We took home awards for Best New Cocktail Bar (Clover Club), World's Best Cocktail Bar (PDT), Best American Cocktail Bar (Pegu Club) and American Bartender of the Year (James Meehan). Even the other nominees were mostly here in NYC. So it is fitting that we are finally going to have our own cocktail convention.

Robert Simonson in the NY Times this week did a story about the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, a May convention that will have a two day preview this October at the Astor Center. There will be several panels and of course more wonderful work from our home grown bartenders.

The panel I am most looking forward to is about Rye Whiskey (natch) led my by Momofuku dining companion, Allen Katz.

Maybe I will finally get to taste my new 24 year old Lovah this year...
My Lovah...

An Event to Mix with the Masters
[NY Times]

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