With Jeff Berry
In the 1960s, during the Golden Age of the Tiki bar, Las Vegas was home to several luxe Polynesian restaurants. The biggest and most glamorous of these were The Aku-Aku in the Stardust Hotel, and Don The Beachcomber’s in the Sahara. Both featured fabulous tropical drinks created by Donn Beach, a.k.a. Don The Beachcomber himself, back when he started in Hollywood after Prohibition ended in 1934. Our evening will resurrect the best of these recently unearthed "lost" recipes, which we will pair with complementary dishes from Chef Carlos Guia of Commander’s Palace
Thursday, December 7th at 7pm
Commander’s Palace, Las Vegas
Desert Passage in the Aladdin Hotel, South Strip
$100 pp Call 702.892.8272 for reservations.
Jeff "Beachbum" Berry is the author of Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log, which has been called "the best bar guide for tropical drinks ever published" (National Review) and "the island bar bible" ( U.S. News & World Report). The Bum’s next two books, Intoxica! and Taboo Table, have made him the toast of the global tiki bar revival; his original cocktail creations are now being served at the Tabou Tiki Room in Berlin, the Lucky Tiki in Los Angeles, and the Tiki Room in Stockholm. Vintage "lost" tropical drinks discovered by the Bum are also popping up in buzzworthy bars around the world, from New York City’s Pegu Club to London’s Trailer Happiness. In 2005, the Museum Of The American Cocktail elected the Bum to its Advisory Board.
ADDITIONAL THANKS TO:
Bacardi, Barsol Pisco, Belvedere Vodka, Chambord, Cointreau Liqueur, Dewar’s, Finlandia Vodka, Gran Centenario Tequila, Heavy Water Vodka, Martini & Rossi, Moet Hennessy USA, Partida Tequila, Pernod Anise, Plymouth Gin, Sazerac Company, Skyy Vodka, The Balance, Commander’s Palace Las Vegas, United States Bartenders’ Guild, Cheers Magazine, Sante Magazine, Tales of the Cocktail