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A Toast to the Gilded Age: Crafting Cognac - New Date Added!

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On: Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Members: $65; Public: $75 Buy tickets
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Named after the town in France which bears its name, Cognac has experienced a resurgence with the increased popularity of craft cocktails. Delve into the complex art of distilling Cognac from the vineyard to the countless concoctions it has inspired.


Enjoy craft cocktails stirred and created by Jeff Donahue and Wade McElroy of Leisure Activities, two of Chicago’s most acclaimed bartenders, best known for their work at Sportsman’s Club and Estereo.


Sweet bites provided courtesy of the French Pastry School.

A Toast to the Gilded Age
This intoxicating new series sheds light on the fascinating history of vintage libations, exploring the emergence of the cocktail in the United States during the late 19th century. Featuring a trio of French boissons in celebration of our current special exhibition, each evening will focus on the history and craft of the featured spirit. Light hors d’oeuvres and music will complement the cocktail tasting. Guests must be 21 years old. These exclusive evenings are limited to fifty participants.

Ticket Refund Policy:  Tickets are fully refundable up to 10 days prior to the event, 50% refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event and non-refundable less than 72 hours prior to the event.

Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that day.

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