Craft unforgettable happy hours at home with this globally inspired collection of 100+crave-worthy bar bites and cocktail pairings from the bestselling author of Booze & Vinyl and The New Cocktail Hour
The Garden District Book Shop is thrilled to announce that award-winning food and beverage writer André Darlington will be at the shop for an evening celebrating his new book BAR MENU: 100+ Drinking Food Recipes for Cocktail Hours at Home.
Bring the world’s best drinking food home and into your kitchen with this stylish recipe book featuring more than 100 drool-worthy, easy-to-prepare dishes. Throughout the book, Darlington expertly serves up creative bites and reimagined classics from around the globe—everything from quick nosh to wowing party-pleasers—to make BAR MENU the ultimate guide to boozy eating and entertaining at home. Whether you are a cocktailer looking for food pairings, or an armchair traveler eager to recreate iconic bar bites from the comfort of your own kitchen, this is your bible for hosting memorable cocktail hours. Companion drink ideas for every dish, 30+ cocktail recipes, quick history lessons, plus tricks and tips on everything from curating menus to batching drinks for a crowd of family and friends make this a cocktail hour cookbook unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Recipes include Persian Saffron Pistachios, Piri Piri Shrimp Cocktail, Cacio e Pepe Frittata, Gin-Cured Gravlax, Cocktail Ramen Eggs, Italian Riviera Meatballs, Sticky Flanken Ribs, Jalapeño-Corn Sablés, Mezcal Pudding, African Ginger Cakes, and many more.
The event will kick-off at 6:00 PM with a welcome reception in The Chicory House featuring signature bites and a cocktail pairing from the book. Afterward, Darlington will do a quick demo of one of his favorite recipes, and then sit down to discuss, and sign book his book.
The purchase of a ticket also enters you into a raffle to win a Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Portable Turntable, which is a nod to Darlington’s book Booze & Vinyl.