The Roosevelt New Orleans will pay tribute to its remarkable and colorful past through the re-creation of the historic “Stormin’ of the Sazerac,” Friday, September 23, at 3 p.m. inside the hotel’s legendary Sazerac Bar.
The event commemorates the 62nd anniversary of the first occasion when women, normally admitted only on Mardi Gras, began to receive equal status year-round with men at the world-famous bar and could join their male counterparts anytime for the Sazerac cocktail made popular by the bar, the Ramos Gin Fizz that was the favorite of Gov. Huey P. Long, and other concoctions.
To properly honor the original “Stormin’,” which took place in 1949, guests are encouraged to wear late-1940s attire and partake in a “vintage glamour” costume contest. The winner will receive a one-night stay at The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria hotel. The event also will include hourly drawings for special giveaways including the Miss Sazerac cocktail and Sazerac ties for men, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Also featured will be an informal hat modeling by staff from The Roosevelt Emporium Gift Shop, lip makeovers by the Guerlain Spa, Sazerac t-shirts by Fleurty Girl, and displays by Les Dames Chapeaux and RetroActive. Beginning at 4 p.m., the Sazerac Bar will offer discounted Sazerac cocktails just for men.
Prior to the event, however, women will get a special treat, as the Sazerac Restaurant offers a three-course, ladies-only lunch beginning at 1 p.m. for just $25, inclusive of tax and gratuity. The menu includes:
Oyster and Artichoke Soup
Watercress and Beet Salad
Candied Walnuts, Warm Goat Cheese, Pickled Onions, Lemon Vinaigrette
The Theodore “Our Tribute to the Turkey Poulet”
Flash Fried Oysters, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Grilled Turkey Breast,
Swiss Cheese, Black Pepper Country Gravy, Southern Slaw, Dill Pickles, on Leidenheimer French Bread
Pan Roasted Gulf Fish
Spiced Pecans, Lump Crab and Upland Cress, Crushed Fingerling Potatoes, Sauce Meuniere
Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
Heirloom Tomato and Maytag Blue Cheese Salad, Turbodog Battered Onion Rings
“Roosevelt Pudding” Frozen Soufflé
Tutti Frutti Ice Cream, Grand Marnier Marinated Strawberries, Crushed Macaroons and
Valrhona Chocolate Sauce
Bourbon Vanilla Crème Brulee
Marinated Fresh Berries, Fresh Baked Madeleine Cookies
Complimentary valet parking is available for those who dine at the Sazerac Restaurant. Reservations for the restaurant can be made by calling +1 504 648 5486. For more information on The Roosevelt is available at www.therooseveltneworleans.com.