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Tiki Central Forums ╗ ╗ Locating Tiki ╗ ╗ Delmonico's, Mexico City , Mexico (restaurant)
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Delmonico's, Mexico City , Mexico (restaurant)
Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-03-18 10:59 am   Permalink

Holy guacamole! That was quick!
Gracias Grog! but I think this place was something between a tiki bar and a "Safari bar" I just need to find the evidence... La Descarga doesn't serve drinks in exotic mugs, right? This place did... My instinct tells me this place had some tikis in it's decoration... But I am OK with moving this thread to Beyond Tiki anyway.
And don't worry, I won't leave Tiki Central again for a while, actually, I'm saving to become a grand member. I don't get easily offended and I don't take comments on TC to heart... the only thing that makes my blood boil is when someone steals my credit. Whatever...


 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2010-03-19 12:40 am   Permalink

Here are the cocktail menu scans from Delmonico's restaurant in Mexico. I realized just now that "otros 4 ases" is just a title for the back page, referring to the 4 additional drinks listed there (as opposed to a name of a bar, as I was guessing earlier). No mention of the Red Rhino bar here, so this is probably the cocktail menu for the restaurant.

The motto on the front is great ("Work is the curse of the drinking classes"), and the humor is evident all over the menu. Like how the "Last Will and Testament" drink is intended for "4 heirs". I wonder if they served the drinks in these shaped vessels - volcano bowl, depth charge, jibaro, pinata, and whatever that shape is for the Kon-Tiki. That one might even be a "crypto mug."

It's a tall and narrow menu, so this post will be a tall tale. As I mentioned earlier, Grog Log readers will recognize many of these illustrations. I'm still not sure why this topic was singled out as something that has to be moved to Beyond, but so be it.

Front cover:


Inside:


Back cover ("Four Aces More"):


-Randy


 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-03-19 07:28 am   Permalink

Awesome! Mucho mahalo aquarj!!
I think this thread should go back to the locating tiki forum as fast as it was removed from there.

From the Crypto-mugs thread:

Quote:

On 2010-03-19 07:18, woofmutt wrote:
"With the whimsical nature of the illos on this menu, there's less of a case for the existence of real-world counterparts."



I've encountered (but never bought) the Jamaica Bamboo mug several times:



It's made from a piece of bamboo with woodburned designs. I assumed they were from Jamaica and would guess the hotel used mugs made for use in Jamaica.



This vessel:





Looks like one of those 1950s fiberglass planters/cache pots in a metal stand filled with ice and a container for the booze nested in the ice. (The drink is meant for four people and the image implies the metal stand is sitting on the floor.)

As someone pointed out above the artist renderings on these various menus usually stuck close to the actual mug designs. Based on that and known existence of other vessels on the Delmonico's menu I'd say the Kon-Tiki mug probably existed.



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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-03-19 08:09 am   Permalink

Zeta, change the name of this thread to indicate Delmonico's and we'll get this back into "Locating Tiki".

Randy, thanks for the compelling evidence.


 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2010-03-19 09:01 am   Permalink

Zeta, if you change the name to Delmonico's, then while we're at it I had a question for you. Any idea what's up with the prices? Dollars? And huge numbers at that, like $75 for the "Last Will"? I had to assume this is an old menu, so do you know anything about Mexican restaurants in the 60s that would explain those prices?

-Randy


 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-03-25 06:43 am   Permalink

Hey Randy, I am not sure how expensive this drinks where, but I assure you they where not cheap. This place was top notch... Maybe if you give me the year of the Menu I could try to figure it out...
Now I have a question for everyone...
What was the name of the other bar inside Delmonico's? I don't know, I am not teasing you...

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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-04-14 4:06 pm   Permalink


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