Ebony Behind the Mahogany: A Spirited Tribute to Douglas Ankrah

Thursday, January 1st

12:00am - 12:00amSpirited Dinner® Series

New Orleans Creole Queen
#1 Poydras Street Riverwalk Market Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Presented by Bacardi Rum
Bar Chefs- Colin Asare Appiah, Tiffanie Barriere, Jeff Bell, Derek Brown, Jamie Evans, Simon Ford, Karl Franz, Guiseppe Gonzalez, Franky Marshall, Jim Meehan, Gary Regan, Ross Simon, Duane Sylvestre and Daniel Undhammar

Boarding begins at 7:00 PM and the boat will depart at 8:00 PM Sharp returning to the dock at 10:00 PM

Capacity- 400
Reservation Phone Number- (504) 529-4567

To book your reservation online, click HERE and select ‘Adult Tour with Dinner’ on July 18, 2013

Ebony Behind the Mahogany: A Spirited Tribute to Douglas Ankrah

After the hugely successful ‘Tom Bullock’ dinner in 2012, Colin Appiah, Gary Regan and pals return with the 2013 instalment of ‘Ebony Behind the Mahogany’. This is an annual series which celebrates the growing diversity in our craft and pays tribute to the pioneering black bartenders of past and present, in an evening of fine food, finer cocktails and great stories told by great storytellers, aboard the legendary paddle steamer ‘The Creole Queen’.

In 2013, we honor legendary London bartender Douglas Ankrah, whose influence on the cocktail scene in London and around the world can still be felt today. Douglas founded the ‘London Academy of Bartending’ through which many young British bartenders cut their teeth, and London (and the world) learned to drink proper cocktails once more at Douglas’s venues, Atlantic, LAB and Townhouse. Douglas and his venues won countless awards and inspired a generation all over the world to pick up their shakers and step behind the mahogany in London and in cities across the globe.

Each level of the Creole Queen will play host to the drinks and drinksmiths of each venue, with many celebrated names of the UK bar scene coming out of retirement to honor Douglas and his enormous impact on our modern craft. Drinks will be provided by an all star cast including Gary Regan, Simon Ford, Jamie Evans, Jim Meehan, Duane Sylvestre, Franky Marshall, Derek Brown and many more. Enjoy cocktails from London’s Golden Age, thanks to our partner Bacardi USA, and delicious food from the talented team at the Creole Queen. Hudson Bar and Books will also be matching cigars and rum for guests throughout the evening.

A full Creole Buffet, Jazz Band, and Bar and Books Cigar pairings will be available for the duration of the cruise.

Transportation will be provided by Bacardi to the Bacardi Portfolio Party at 10 PM

Please dress in Evening Attire.

Jazz Buffet
Classic Caesar Salad
New Orleans Gumbo
Creole Jambalaya
Red Beans & Rice
Shrimp Pasta
Cajun Braised Beef Brisket with Bordeaux Sauce
Corn Machoux
Vegetable Medley
Cajun Potatoes
Paddlewheeler Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whiskey Sauce
French Bread & Corn Bread with butter

Signature Serves from the Venues of Douglas Ankrah

Maverick or Porn Star Martini
42 Below Passionfruit, soothed with Passion Fruit, sweetened with vanilla sugar and presented with Martini Prosecco

Three Berry Daiquiri
Bacardi 8 year shaken with strawberries,raspberries,blackberries and lime juice.

Bramble (Dick Bradsell Atlantic Bar)
Bombay Sapphire built with fresh lemon juice and creme de mure

Elderflower Collins
St Germain, fresh lemon juice topped with soda

Spiced Swizzle
Bacardi Oakheart , swizzled with fresh lemon juice and Disaronno Amaretto

Negroni (a staple of Atlantic Bar and Grill)
Martini Rosso, Bombay Sapphire and Campari

Buena Vista Barfly (adapted from the original)
Greygoose La Poire served over crushed ice with fresh pink grapefruit, sweetened with castor sugar.