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Join us at the historic Beauregard-Keyes House for our annual Holiday Doll Tea!
Saturday, December 14, 1-4 pm
Enjoy holiday treats, caroling, a Christmas story and visits with Santa in our historic house decked out in its holiday best. Open to all ages; bring a favorite doll along!
Tickets are $10/person (all ages) and may be purchased ahead of time or at the door.
History in a Glass: A Cocktail Lecture for the Holidays
Much can be gleaned about the city of New Orleans from the roots and evolution of its cocktail culture over the past 160 years. Join author and historian Elizabeth Pearce for a look into the history of alcoholic beverages in the crescent city and how early recipes like the Sazerac at the Roosevelt Hotel and Cafe Brulot at Christmas (or anytime) helped shape the development of how and what people drink today, both in New Orleans, and well beyond.
Following the lecture, guests will be treated to a light reception in the BK House's rose garden, lit-up for the evening. The reception will feature tastes of quintessential local cocktail recipes including the Sazerac and Cafe Brulot - Christoph Dornemann of Arnaud's Restaurant's James Beard Award-winning French 75 bar will join us to display his preparation of Arnaud's very famous & very flaming quintessential recipe of the hot drink.
Lecture: 6 pm, reception to follow
Note: Tickets are $10/person and include the lecture & cocktail reception.
Members of BK House and VCPORA get in free with a suggested donation of $5, but please reserve your seat/s in advance by emailing email@example.com.
This lecture is presented by the Beauregard-Keyes House and VCPORA as part of the ongoing series, New Perspectives, Old Neighborhood.