Wed, April 11, 2018
Head bartender Pete Stanton to lead interactive cocktail curriculum in the bar and lounge on The Langham’s second floor
(New York, NY – April 2018) – A great cocktail is a thing of beauty. But learning the skills to make them yourself is a joy forever.
Pete Stanton, Head Bartender at Bar Fiori, the destination bar and lounge at The Langham, New York, will be showing guests how to be their own mixologist with a series of Cocktail Classes this Spring. Launching on April 28, these classes open to the public for a price of $75 per person. The first three class themes are:
- Negroni Workshop (April 28), which will focus on working with Italian bitter liqueurs, specifically amari, and will include a history about how bitters are made and the variations on this classic cocktail that exist, which will inspire attendees to come up with their own creative versions.
- The Daiquiri and Tiki Drinks (May 19), a topic close to Pete’s heart, which will give insight into how rum has played a part in American history, and the birth of both the daiquiri and of tiki culture as a trend, with lessons on the classic daiquiri but also how to put your own tiki stamp on it to make it a signature cocktail at your next party.
- American Whiskey Classics (June 16), a wonderful topic for Father’s Day, which will trace back through the history of American-made whiskeys, including an in-depth look at regional styles, and a tutorial on how to make the two drinks that every bartender aims to perfect – the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan.
Classes can be reserved in advance online - https://www.sevenrooms.com/events/aifiori. The $75 ticket price covers the cost of participation in the class, and includes complimentary small bites prepared by Chef Scott Schneider and Pastry Chef Rachel Pancho and specifically paired with the cocktail class theme. Space is limited to 15 participants per class.
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is centrally located at 400 Fifth Avenue, between 36th & 37th Streets. Its 234 guest rooms and suites are some of the largest in the city. The Langham boasts a residentially-inspired aesthetic, topped off by a multi-million dollar permanent art collection featuring the works of Alex Katz and two luxurious penthouses designed by French retailer Roche Bobois, who also designed the hotel’s brand new Presidential Suite. On the fourth floor, The Langham features a full-service spa and fitness center, Chuan Body + Soul, offering a comprehensive menu of skincare, massage and body treatments. Ai Fiori, a Michelin-starred restaurant from Michael White’s Altamarea Group, and Bar Fiori, a destination bar and lounge, are both located on the hotel’s second floor. The Langham also has the capabilities to host meetings, events and social gatherings of all sizes in The Gallery at The Langham, a full floor of function space on the hotel’s third floor. http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/langham-place/new-york/.
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