Continuing with the theme of cocktail lounges as the one I recommended in NYC for Friday (Silver Lining), Storyville (Boston) is part speakeasy and part nightclub. Before many of its previous incarnations (club Saint, and before it was Cafe Budapest) Storyville brought in some of the biggest names in jazz. Artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, and Duke Ellington performed there through most of the 1950s. The new version of Storyville will feature foods of both New Orleans and Boston (duck a l’orange and beef Wellington, built for sharing) paired with a selection of cocktails (including tiki and New Orleans-style drinks), as well as live entertainment and a DJ booth. Louis DiBiccari, will be the chef at Storyville, while William “English Bill” Codman of Woodward in downtown Boston will be in charge of the bar program.
Here’s a sneak peek to its cocktail menu:
The Red Dress – A classic New Orleans style Raspberry gastrique with Champagne
Sazerac – The French Quarter original. Rye, Sugar and Paychauds.
Lady Day – Gin, Campari, Passion Fruit and Honey
The Lower East Side – A light twist on the Manhattan with Aperol and Punt E Mas
Café Mole: Blended spices from around the world. Coffee bean, Vanilla, Orange, Cocoa and Chipotle pepper. Shaken and served up.
Tequila, Vodka, Rum or Rye Whiskey
A Day At The Races – Beefeater 24, Falernum, Lemon, Pomegranate and Champagne
90 Exeter St Boston, MA 02216