Grand Member (3 years)
Joined: Nov 17, 2008
From: Chino Hills, CA
|Posted: 2010-04-26 9:33 pm  Permalink|
Had an absolutely wonderful time! The presentation was a blast, Bum! Learned some new facts that will quickly be transfered to any poor soul that now sits next to me in a tiki bar and orders a Mai Tai. Oh, the poor fools... I loved it when the talk got 'geeky', well done, sir! Though, to be fair, with my name, anything geeky involving tiki is pretty much a given winner. Was also a pleasure to chat a bit after. As I said, the Grog Log was the catalyst that ruined... um... changed my life forever and sucked me down the thatch covered rabbit hole.
Thank you Smuggler's Cove for hosting the event! Not to mention, thank you too to Zapa for 'helping' us really experience the seminar... and for the sweet hat! My head is a little too big for the thing, but it still looks quite dashing on me.
After the talk I stayed downstairs and drank the night away in the depths of the heart of the Cove. Had some great conversations with the bartender Marco, but even greater cocktails. Which made me think... now that you've created the ultimate and definitive collection of tiki cocktail books, a look at the bartenders of yore... there is a new story to be written now (and in many ways directly resulting from your first stories), the stories of the modern bartenders and their journeys to revive the lost art of tiki alchemy. I'm sure you've come across some fine establishments... I can think of one that hops to mind *eh hem*... and have come across some passionate bartenders who's path of mixology obsession is a fascinating story waiting to be told. Like in Sippin' Safari where we follow the lives of the bartenders, I would love to read about the modern neo-alchemists. Hear how they found tiki and how their own custom creations were inspired.
Well, at least... if there were such a book... I'd buy a copy.
(and if this inspires that book to be written, it's spelled "TikiGeeki", capital T and G. "Thank you for the inspiration..." I'm sure you can jazz up that dedication. I'm just saying...)
Honoring my gods one sip at a time.