>Okay, I’m Awake!

1 Jan

>Dinner at Morton’s was fantabulous, as ever! Turk Turon was once again my charming companion for the evening and we had a grand time.

…I’m finding that a champagne cocktail before, a wee bit o’Drambuie (warmed over a tumbler of hot water) after and a flute of bubbly to toast the New Year are almost too much! On the other hand, a “small” single-cut filet mignon (huge!), salad, asparagus and hot-chocolate cake do ameliorate the effects.

Morton’s has retained its speakeasy ambiance, complete with one of the most skilled and professional bartenders to be found in these parts; you just know this guy is ever alert to the possibility of havin’ to push the hidden button that conceal all evidence of Demon Rum…or not, but it’s a fine excuse to post Turk’s photograph of a champagne cocktail. The glass has been dipped in cinnamon sugar! There’s a sugar cube fizzing away madly in the bottom of the glass, tormented by two drops of peach bitters; but it all turns out nicely after a few Secret Ingredients are added and soothed by the addition of champagne.

Perhaps I’ll post more later — for now, I’ve gotta git: I just woke up!


4 Responses to “>Okay, I’m Awake!”

  1. Midwest Chick 1 January 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    >Can't wait to hear more! You looked fan-frickin-tastic!

  2. New Jovian Thunderbolt 2 January 2010 at 12:59 am #

    >That Turk guy gets around.

  3. Shermlock Shomes 2 January 2010 at 2:33 am #

    >New Jovian Thunderbolt: I've heard that he has an SR-71 Blackbird fly him into Indy. But that's just rumor. He's a mysterious sort of guy.

  4. George 2 January 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    >Well … I tell you. All that food and drink would have gone to waste if I had been supremely fortunate to sit across from you New Year's Eve. I wouldn't have moved, totally entranced. You are smashing, Bobbie X … and I know there's several hundredweight of us just gobsmacked.Oh … I use orange bitters for my champagne cocktails.Happy New Year … and curses on Turk. (Not.)Regards,George

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