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July 9, 6:30 P.M. Cocktail Class: Shake and Sip with James Beard Award Winner Maison Premiere

July 09, 2024 06:30 PM

Learn to Make Cocktails with Maison Premiere’s Executive Bar Director William Elliott

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Since its opening in 2011, Maison Premiere has been a destination for some of the best cocktails in New York City. Winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Bar Program, Maison Premiere's beverage menu is a thoughtfully curated homage to classic cocktails from bygone eras in New Orleans and New York. Recently catalogued in their James Beard Award–nominated cookbook, The Maison Premiere Almanac, the cocktails are meticulously crafted and uncompromisingly delicious. Join William Elliott, executive beverage director of Maison Premiere and Tigre, for an evening of crafting drinks that are as innovative as they are iconic. Elliott will be teaching the signature Old King Cole Martini—served tableside and stirred—along with a New Orleans variation on a classic Manhattan, the light and floral Chrysanthemum, and the timeless Adonis. Slurp some oysters and learn to make drinks with one of New York City’s most celebrated mixologists.

Copies of The Maison Premiere Almanac will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

General Admission: $75

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Adonis > Sweet Vermouth with Dry Sherry and Bitters

Chrysanthemum > Blanc Vermouth with Absinthe and Benedictine

À La Louisiane > Classic New Orleans Manhattan Variation with Absinthe, Benedictine, Sweet Vermouth, and Rye

Old King Cole Martini>  The 1950’s-era Martini with Old Raj Saffron–Tinged Gin

Assorted Oysters

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About William Elliott:
William Elliott has been an integral part of the critically acclaimed Maison Premiere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since its opening in 2011, serving as bar director. It has since won numerous accolades over the years, including Esquire’s Best Bars in America, a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program, and is ranked year after year in the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars list. Currently, Elliott serves as executive bar director for both Maison Premiere and Premiere Enterprise’s latest concept, Tigre, a new downtown cocktail lounge on the Lower East Side.

About Maison Premiere:
Maison Premiere is best known for their excellent cocktails, supreme oysters, and unique New Orleans flair. Maison Premiere has grown from humble beginnings to being a major player in both the craft cocktail revival and the bar and restaurant renaissance. Owners Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka founded Maison Premiere in 2011 with late-nineteenth-century New York, New Orleans, and Paris as their muse. The bar has since been met with accolades like Best Bar in America by Esquire, and Top 50 Bars in the World over its many years.

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

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Reservation Policy:

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James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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