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Send Us Your Photos!

Posted on: August 3rd, 2009 by admin 3 Comments

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From left to right: Leah and Bobby DuBos, Jerry and Edgar Aucion, Ray and Shirley Laque, Chris and Irma Klein

The above photo was submitted by Raymond Laque – here’s what he had to say about it:

“Here’s a picture of my Mom and Dad with a group of friends in the 1960’s for a night out at the Blue Room. She and my Dad and their friends would get together once a month for dinner at each others house. Each couple would host a dinner twice a year, they would go to the Blue Room for Dinner and the show and to dance twice a year.”

Have photos of yourself at The Roosevelt New Orleans? Send them to us!

Send Us Your Photos!

Posted on: July 28th, 2009 by admin 3 Comments

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This photo was taken in 1955 in the Blue Room after the Holy Cross High School Junior prom. On the left are Bobbie Duplantis and Carolyn Pizanie, now Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Duplantis. They’ve been married for 51 years. The couple on the right were their guests at the prom, Barbara Alario and Andrew Dufrene. The photo is now a family heirloom.

The cost for the evening was $9 per person and included a club sandwich and a beverage. The photo was $5.

Bobbie and Carolyn recently had a drink at the Sazerac Bar to celebrate his 70th birthday.

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We Want Your Roosevelt New Orleans Stories!

Posted on: April 21st, 2009 by admin 26 Comments

The Sazerac Bar will be returning to its former glory in The Roosevelt New Orleans, and it will once again serve New Orleans cocktail classics like the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz (recipes below).

But even more important than the drinks are the stories that accompany them. We’re sure the new bar will generate more than its share, but we want to hear about your most memorable visit to The Roosevelt New Orleans. When were you there? What did you order? What do you remember about it?

Share your story in the comments!

Sazerac

  • 1 cube sugar
  • 1 1/2oz rye whiskey
  • 1/4oz Herbsaint
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • lemon peel, for garnish

Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice. In a second Old-Fashioned glass place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud’s Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube. Add the rye whiskey to the second glass containing the Peychaud’s Bitters and sugar. Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with the Herbsaint, then discard the remaining Herbsaint. Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel.

Ramos Gin Fizz

  • 2oz gin (Old Tom if you can find it)
  • 1oz heavy cream
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 2t sugar
  • 3 drops orange flower water
  • club soda, to top

Shake with cracked ice for at least a minute, and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Top with just a bit of club soda.