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Archive for July, 2008

Tales of the Cocktail 2008: Seminar highlights

07.31.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

A, I hope, quick run-through of things that I wanted to mention that stood out from a few of the many seminars I attended: Molecular Mixology, Thursday, July 17:(Led by Jamie Boudreau with panelists Eben Klemm, Eben Freeman and Claire Smith) Eben Klemm talked about his background in molecular biology at M.I.T. and how at ...

Tales of the Cocktail 2008: "I love it that we have the country’s best pastry chef cutting fruit"

07.20.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

or Apprentices, the people responsible for you having your drinks at Tales [Note to Don Lee: Thanks for acting as copy editor/fact checker on this entry.] Thursday night, Muriel’s was the setting of “Desmond Payne’s Ruby Jubilee” to honor Desmond Payne, Beefeater’s master distiller. While the party went on in the second level of Muriel’s, ...

Tales of the Cocktail 2008: "Is the Customer Always Right?"

07.16.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

June 16Recently in the blogosphere a particular tale of customer dissatisfaction created a minor ripple. Commenters were divided along several lines. Some believed “the customer is always right,” then there were those who were sick and tired of snobbery in service when all they wanted was a damn cup of coffee. Others thought the store ...

It has begun!

07.15.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

For once, something not about alcohol. Making my way to work, walking down Lexington, I get stop at the Starbucks betweetn 57th and 58th because they had a dude standing out with their freebie tray and those mini cups they use for giving out sample. Busy commuters weren’t really paying much mind but I heard ...

Countdown to Tales of the Cocktail 2008

07.10.2008 · Posted in Uncategorized

Did you know that the Sazerac was designated Official Cocktail of New Orleans earlier this week? I never really contemplated whether or not New Orleans had an official cocktail, but I was kind of surprised to find out that it wasn’t already considering it is the cocktail’s hometown and all that. I don’t really understand ...