Comments icon Comments

On Thursday, December 8th, Cure, a New Orleans’ cocktail bar, goes behind the velvet curtains to team up with longtime industry friend The Violet Hour for one night only. The two will join forces to shake up signature drinks from each respective concept and to celebrate CureCo. partner and mixologist Neal Bodenheimer as he launches his brand new cocktail book Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em from the Award-Winning Bar.

“It’s always great to be back where it all began,” says Kirk Estinopal, founding partner of CureCo (Cure, Cane & Table, Vals) and member of The Violet Hour’s opening team back in 2007. “Being able to bring my very own team to a place that helped shape my journey and shake up some drinks with a few of my oldest friends in the industry is so special.” 

From 5pm-7pm, the event kicks off with a dual book signing and cocktail tasting sponsored by Chartreuse, where guests have the opportunity to mingle with CureCo.’s owner and Co-Chair of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation's Board of Directors, Neal Bodenheimer as he signs copies of his book, which features drinks, recipes from New Orleans chefs, and even a few tips on surviving Mardi Gras. The Violet Hour’s own founding partner and head mixologist Toby Maloney will also be on hand to sign copies of his cocktailing guide The Bartender’s Manifesto, which went to print this past summer. At 7pm, both Bodenheimer and Maloney will jump behind the bar with bartenders from Cure and The Violet Hour to continue serving up the evening’s menu of nine collaborative cocktails throughout the remainder of the night. 

There are two options for the evening, the first is a seated, ticketed experience where guests can select three curated bites by The Violet Hour alongside their choice of three four-ounce cocktails from the night’s featured menu for $75. There will be three seatings throughout the night: 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. For those who prefer an a la carte experience, walk-ins are welcome to order individual cocktails and bites from the bar with standing room made available. Capacity permitting.

Tickets for the seated experience at Cure’s takeover of The Violet Hour are limited and can be found on Tock.


View Comments (0)