The Jazz Age Comes Alive At Windsor Court During Tales Of The Cocktail

NEW ORLEANS – The Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., will again participate in Tales of the Cocktail this year by hosting a F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald-themed Prohibition Tea and Jazz Greats Spirited Dinner, in partnership with William Grant & Sons, devoted to American jazz greats.

         Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court is also one of only two bars featuring the official festival cocktail – the Embrasse de la Terre – an innovative spin on the classic martini.

         Connoisseurs from across the globe will celebrate the art of cocktails and cuisine on Thursday, July 20, during a Spirited Dinner focused on American jazz greats, from Ella Fitzgerald and Scott Joplin to Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. The dinner, which includes live music, begins at 8:00 p.m. and features Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru, in an exclusive evening of specialty cocktails themed around history’s jazz superstars, paired with culinary creations from The Grill Room Chef de Cuisine Gabriel Charpentier.

         The complete dinner menu includes:


Ella Fitzgerald

Cocktail: Ella’s Delight (variation on a Fitzgerald Cocktail)

Hendricks gin, Meyer lemon juice, rosemary-hibiscus syrup, lavender bitters and prosecco, with hors d'oeuvre


Jelly Roll Morton

Cocktail: The Jelly Roll

Montelobos Mezcal, Anchor Reyes chili liqueur, Perfect Puree ginger sour, lemon marmalade, Sandeman Founder's Reserve port, creole spiced rim and Peychaud’s bitters, with coconut shrimp toast with shrimp mousse, brioche, coconut, habanero and mango salsa


Thelonious Monk

Cocktail: The Loneliest Monk

Muddled cucumbers and basil, Milagro blanco tequila, yellow chartreuse, honey syrup and sea salt, with Monkfish ceviche avocado puree, compressed cucumber, cilantro, Thai basil, jalapeno and orange


Miles Davis

Cocktail: Round About Midnight

Hudson white whiskey, Suze liqueur, perfect puree caramelized pineapple and butterfly pea flower extract with strip steak, black bean paste, snap peas, sweet corn, pickled pineapple and pepper jelly


Scott Joplin

Cocktail: Maple Leaf Rag

Balvenie single malt scotch whisky, maple syrup, amaro, apple pie bitters and salted caramel cream with dessert, textures of vanilla


         On July 21 and 22, Le Salon will transform into New Orleans’ newest speakeasy, dedicated to the life and times of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, two American icons of the Jazz Age. At Prohibition Tea, guests will enjoy a spirited tea service, where they’ll sip specialty cocktails like Paris After Midnight and Moon over Montgomery, concocted by master mixologist Kent Westmoreland, and served in tea cups – true Prohibition style. Three courses of brunch-inspired bites, seasonal scones and decadent desserts will also be served.

         Seats at the Spirited Dinner are $120, plus a 22 percent service charge and applicable sales taxes, per person.

         Pricing for Prohibition Tea is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

         Limited seating is available at all events, and reservations are required.

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