Friday, 11 May 2012

Societe Perrier Interview Tony C

The newest Luminary of Societe Perrier, Tony C, took the time to sit down and have a chat with Karen Loftus to answer questions that include what he thinks will be the next big trend, how aromatics will grow in use throughout the cocktail world and what is Tony's greatest creation to date. 

I love your sensorial approach to creating cocktails, which is often affiliated with molecular mixology. Why is it that you don't want to be affiliated with that term?

Tony Conigliaro: It’s a term that has limiting implications. We work with a far wider inter-disciplinary outlook as we take on projects with designers, perfumers, chocolatiers, and architects to name but a few. To use that term implies we look at things purely through the lens of science, which is simply not always the case.

The minute you start defining things as this style or that style they become dead museum pieces. We are far more creatively dynamic than that. We are always moving, discovering beyond what we have already done and what is already out there by not following trends or styles - unless we are subverting them!

What is your greatest cocktail creation? 

The Prairie Oyster is one of my all-time favorites. It was when the worlds of science, bartending and culinary skill collided for a moment. It’s a concept drink on many levels, from .......

You can read the full interview HERE

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Upcoming Colebrooke Row Masterclasses

There are only a few place left to get your "Nawlin's" swing on at Colebrooke row. The class will be a look into Bourbon and the wonderful cocktails you can create with the infamous spirit.

The Masterclass is on June 2nd, between 2-4pm. 
Cost - £40
Contact for details and to book.

There are also only a few spots left at 69's very first Tequila and Mezcal Cocktail Masterclass. Be prepared to experience the distinct flavours from south of the border in a fashion only found at the bar with no name. 

The Masterclass takes place June 23rd, between 2-4pm 
Cost - £40
Contact for more details or to book 

August will also be hosting some very special Masterclasses. August 4th will see a Whisky Based Cocktail session, at the usual time of 2-4 for the cost of £40. That is followed up on august 25th when the bar with no name will delve into the world of champagne cocktails, to look at how we can get the most out of our bubbles.

As always, contact for details and to book.

Live Sessions at 69 Colebrooke Row throughout May

Throughout May there will be some absolute treats come up each and every Sunday by way of live music.

Sunday May 6th AND May 20th - Vipers Dream

Viper's Dream are a London based acoustic jazz band. Repertoire ranges across the entire history of jazz, from swing and bebop to latin, bossa nova and original compositions. Special emphasis is on the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Official Website - HERE 

Sunday May 13th - Gumbo Lala 

With a sound located somewhere between the deep south and South Wales, Gumbo La La play the rootsiest honky-tonk, zydeco and R&B in London. They like nothing better than to play foot-stompin' tunes that you can dance the Texas polka to.

To hear a series of live songs from the band click HERE
Official Website - HERE

Sunday May 27th - Eric Ranzoni

Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is a full-time musician. He's both British and Italian, being born in London in 1969 from Italian parents but having spent the majority of his life between Rome and Milan. Since moving back to London in 2003, he's gradually gained a reputation as a skilled and versatile pianist with a warm singing voice, coupled with a knack to entertain a crowd.

Official website - HERE