April's meeting was at BOKA, the restaurant and bar connected to the Hotel 1000. Recently BOKA hired Mi Suk Ahn (formally of Brasa, The Living Room and Licorous) as their bar manager.
Mi Suk was kind enough to create a special cocktail menu for the evening complete with space to write tasting notes on. Drinks were presented from lightest to heaviest and suggested in the following order:
Le LUPEC- Beefeater, Moscato Grappa, Creme de Violette, champagne float. This was a perfect way to start the night! Dry with just a hint of floral. Bubbles are always a choice.
#11 plus- Meyer lemon & Bay leaf infused gin, St Germain, Campari, orange twist. My notes on this are "Perfect!" Such a great balance of bitter, citrus and gin. yummmm.
LUPEC Manhattan- Basil Hayden, Luxardo, sweet vermouth, cherry bitters. I didn't have this one but heard many rave reviews and saw many many Manhattans being served.
Old Girl's Club- Scotch, Cynar, dry vermouth, caperberry garnish. Another that I missed (not being a Scotch girl) so if one of you had this please comment about it!
Bishop- Cardinal Mendoza Brandy, Fino Sherry, lemon juice, champagne float, cherry garnish. Another very good cocktail, this one a bit on the tart side.
All these delicious drinks were served along side mountains of truffle fries, pretzel sausage dots, tuna tartare, chicken wings and beef skewers. The food was all equally delicious!
Big thanks to Mi Suk and Tawny Paperd of BOKA for being such awesome hosts! BOKA also has complimentary valet parking for customers. If you haven't been lately to try out Mi Suk's new menu get there soon!