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The Cocktail Party: Lessons in the History and Practice of Keeping Your Guests Lit, Stylishly
August 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join one of Grand Rapids’ foremost chef-mixologists, Torrence O’Haire, of The Starving Artist and Propaganda Doughnuts, in an educational and entertaining lecture/ demonstration series this summer, and learn how to be a practical professional in the art of throwing classic cocktail parties!
In this series, students will explore different cocktail “eras,” and the trends, styles, and techniques popularized there within. Learn everything from cocktail history, to how to adapt your home bar, and how to successfully throw a spectacular cocktail party, complete with recipes, new ideas, and fascinating anecdotes. Join The Starving Artist and learn how to drink with panache!
Tuesday, August 5, 7:00 pm
The Classic Era: 1880-1920
Pre-Prohibition and the Birth of the American Cocktail
Tuesday, August 12, 7:00 pm
The Gilded Era: 1933-1970
Tiki, Clubhouses, Post-Prohibition Punches, and Imports!
Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 pm
The Modern Era: 1998-Present
The Rise of the Mixologist, or How to Infuse Everything in Your Entire House