When you put master mixologists Steve Olson, Tony Abou-Ganim and Patricia Richards together at the same time, you can pretty much be assured that the good booze will be flowing.
Combine their talents with Italian nibbles from Theo Schoenegger and James Benson, and you have the booziest, funnest, and tastiest sippin’ seminar….ever.
It all took place beside the Encore pool and was packed with devotees of the cult of the cocktail. Surprisingly, the afternoon soiree was a remarkably sober affair for all the top shelf hooch being hand-crafted to a fare thee well.
Maybe that’s because Abou-Ganim’s acolytes are more interested in flavor, ingredients and technique than intoxication.
ELV of course, was only there to lap up the libations and plow through the potent potables.
And as you can see, the result of seven spectacular drinks before 5 PM wasn’t a pretty sight.
ELV wasn’t his usual self the other day, so instead of polishing off a bottle of viscous, lychee-redolent gewurtztraminer (Zind-Humbrecht or Trimbach, usually), followed by a nice, perfumy Volnay, he decided to slug down a couple of cocktails at lunch — just to take the edge off the afternoon…if you know what we mean.