Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2013-01-21 11:18 pm  Permalink|
Because of the president's Hawaiaan roots, there was at least one cocktail venue in D.C. which hosted for Inauguration Day a special Luau and cocktail menu. I decided to present these photos, in a non-partisan frame of mind. D.C. doesn't have a formal tiki bar, so it was good to see this tiki event raise its head this week.
The Jack Rose is a fairly new place, just under 2 years old, which has a very good cocktail menu that I visit often. I was pleased that they decided to reach into the tiki spirit for the evening.
Here is the promo poster for the event
A portion of the menu for the evening - perhaps the first time I've seen 'inauguration' and 'tiki cocktails' so close together
A pair of mai-tais - very good
Also serving roast pig - so good I ordered the pig platter twice!
The evening also featured a pair of luau dancers handing out leis. The event was held in an upstairs open-air bar, when the temperature was pretty damn chilly, dipping down to near freezing for the evening. These two certainly appreciated the fireplace. (The Hot Zombie was also a good cocktail for the evening - better than a traditional Hot-buttered rum)
If the tiki spirit can make it to D.C. in January, hopefully it will make its appearance again in other venues, both cold and warm.