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A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Art of Absinthe

Friday, April 7
6 - 8 p.m.
Members: $65, Public: $75 Buy tickets

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Explore the enigmatic Fin de Siècle drink notoriously identified with Montmartre’s thriving bohemian artist culture in Belle Époque Paris. Filmmaker Christopher Buddy will briefly discuss his documentary film, Absinthe, then you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle while tasting several contemporary cocktails inspired by “The Green Fairy.”

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 along with sweet bites courtesy of the French Pastry School. Guests must be 21 years old. These exclusive evenings are limited to fifty participants.

Other events in this series:
Bubbles and Bon Vivants (presented in partnership with the Alliance Française de Chicago)
Thursday, June 15, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Crafting Cognac
Friday, October 6, 6 - 8 p.m.

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.

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A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Art of Absinthe
Friday, April 7

Explore the enigmatic fin de siècle drink notoriously identified with Montmartre's thriving bohemian artist culture in Belle Époque Paris. After a brief discussion on its history, you will taste several cocktails inspired by "The Green Fairy." Read more

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