Thursday, July 14, 2011
When you think of France, what comes to mind? The love affair between Paris and Hollywood of course! So where could be more appropriate to celebrate Bastille Day than the au courant epicenter of Hollywood chic, the Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tonight you can see Adele Jacques's band Paris Loves LA sing the classic repertoire of the Serge Gainsborg songbook.
You might find your self singing along to Bonnie & Clyde as you sip Aidan Demarest and Naomi Schimek's cocktails, all featuring French ingredients:
Duke For a Day
2 oz of Cognac, .75 oz lavender, 75 oz lemon juice
1.5 oz Cognac, .5 oz Yellow Chartreuse, 0.5 oz lemon juice, 0.25 oz simple syrup and a dash of Angostura bitters
.75 oz Cognac, 0.25 oz Cointreau, 0.25 oz simple syrup, 0.25 oz cream, egg yolk
Top with champagne and nutmeg
1.5 oz Armagnac, 0.75 oz Cointreau, Luxardo Bitters
3 oz Champagne and 0.75 oz simple syrup muddled with 3 strawberries and 1 lemon wedge
The evening's soirée is presented by Cointreau and begins at 8 pm. The music performances begin at 9 pm and will include a DJ set from none other than Nils Kock. I have it on good information that some of the greats of classic French cinema will be playing while guests dance and mingle with the haut monde.
The Spare Room: The Mezzanine at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. Phone: (323) 769-7296. Website: http://www.spareroomhollywood.com/