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New Orleans Wine & Food Experience On The Road

Aug 31, 2021

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In the gorgeous courtyard of Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery, we will celebrate all things New Orleans cocktails with Jewel of the South’s, Chris Hannah, New Orleans mixologist extraordinaire. This walk-around social event will have a taste of what it means to drink in New Orleans while also giving attendees a taste of Bigsby's incredible wines.

Bigsby's will provide small bites to pair with Chris Hannah's take on classic New Orleans cocktails. Expect Hurricanes, Creole Cocktail, Night Tripper, French 75, Milk Punch, Pimm’s Cup, and the iconic Brandy Crusta, the first sugar-rimmed cocktail in the world and the predecessor to the Margarita and Sidecar.

About Chris Hannah

Chris Hannah, who has bartended in the French Quarter for over 17 years, owns Jewel of the South with John Stubbs. He ran Arnaud’s French 75 Bar for 14 of those years and won the James Beard Award for outstanding bar program in 2017. In 2018, Hannah co-founded Manolito, a Cuban bar on Dumaine Street. He opened Jewel of the South on St Louis Street in 2019, leading the restaurant’s innovative bar program. Under Hannah’s leadership, the cocktail program is decidedly modern yet steeped in history. Each drink is prepared with reverence, and each ingredient is selected with intention.

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