New Orleans is full of beautiful homes, art, and history. Just outside the French Quarter, you will find one of the quaintest properties once owned by French Impressionist Master Edgar Degas.
The Degas House now run as bed and breakfast and is a masterpiece of history and hospitality. This served as the venue for an unforgettable Creole inspired picnic in the lush courtyard hosted by Pink Pigeon Rum and Anchor Distilling Co.
The meal was a feast on award-winning classic Creole favorites from New Orleans-based rising star Chef Scot Craig.
Bountiful food stations and picnic tables replaced traditional sit-down formalities and guests enjoyed a late summer menagerie of Creole favorites and more paired with rum cocktails made by Kate Grutman and Lynette Marrero.
After the meal David King, President of Anchor Distilling Co made a formal introduction to the newest addition to the Rum category, Pink Pigeon Rum.
Pink Pigeon is a single estate rum made in the oldest distillery still in operation today in Mauritius. It features a unique addition of natural Bourbon vanilla to make for a deliciously smooth handcrafted rum.
To speak further on the subject of fine rums and where the spirit is heading was Global Rum Ambassador and gentleman, Ian Burrell.
As the night went on, we were able to sample an array of spirits from piscos to rums from the Anchor Distilling Co portfolio.
Direct descendents of Edgar Degas were also present to answer any question on the house, artwork, and become a part of great conversations.
Overall, this turned out to be one of the best Spirited Dinners during the 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail to date.