Tuesday, 24 August 2010
69 Colebrooke Row presents Leblon Tasting Lunch
On Monday lunch, a group of bartenders and industry notables visited the bar with no name for a collaborative lunch between Leblon Cachaça and 69 Colebrooke Row.
The bar was gutted and the red and black seating replaced with white linen drapery, and the lab invaded by an oven and kitchen set up.
The menu consisted of a welcome drink of a Fig and Liquorice Caipiriñha, then a four course meal, with each course matched by a Leblon cockatil designed by Tony (see menu, with the alteration of the Foam utilising a rose hydrosol to compliment the more prominent note of mint in the canapé)
Each drink was introduced by Tony with the rationale behind each cocktail, its pairing and the techniques involved diverged to the guests. As to be expected, a convivial atmosphere ensued with many discussions regarding the techniques, and several anecdotes regarding Brazil and Leblon flowing.