Looks like the stunt liver will be working overtime this summer. Hot on the heels of the debut of An Evening of Tiki at The Spare Room, Eveleigh returns with Round 5 of its superb Guest Bartender Series. Launched last fall by Eveleigh Bar Manager Dave Kupchinsky, the Monday night series has steadily grown into one of the city’s best cocktail parties, showcasing some of LA’s top bartenders and visiting luminaries in the gorgeous setting of Eveleigh’s back bar.
Round 4 of the series finished on a high note, featuring cocktails by Francois Vera (Harvard & Stone) with spirited support from Maurice Chevalier IV (Anchor Distilling). Vera’s guest menu offered top notch cocktails like the Bustle in the Hedgerow (Chateau de Breuil 15-Year Calvados, Dolin Rouge, Maurin Quina, orange bitters) and the wonderfully-named Pillow of Winds (No. 3 Gin, lemon juice, sage-infused ginger syrup, egg whites). Meanwhile, guests enjoyed samples and cocktails made with spirits from Chevalier’s portfolio, including the extraordinary A. H. Hirsch Reserve 16-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, dubbed The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste by Chuck Cowdery. An Old Fashioned with 22-Year Hirsch rye, or a Brooklyn with 16-Year Hirsch bourbon and European Picon? Just another Monday night at Eveleigh.
Round 5 kicks off on Monday, May 28th, featuring former Varnish GM Chris Bostick in his final Los Angeles appearance before he heads to Austin to open his own bar. After Bostick, it’s three consecutive weeks of superlative guests:
- May 28: Chris Bostick (The Varnish)
- June 4: Devon Espinosa (Pour Vous)
- June 11: Erick Castro (Beefeater)
- June 18: Jason Schiffer (320 Main)
As always, Eveleigh’s Industry Night also takes place every Monday, beginning at 7pm. Industry Night features bar bites and specials like a $4 Fernet shot, a shot of Wild Turkey and Session Lager for $5, and classics like $7 Negronis and $8 Manhattans and Old Fashioneds.
For more photos of Eveleigh’s Guest Bartender Series Round 4, visit the Thirsty in LA Facebook page.
Guest Bartender Series Round 5
Beginning Monday, May 28, 2012
Featuring: Chris Bostick
8752 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069