Learn to Refashion the Old Fashioned, 2/18/19

Learn to Refashion the Old Fashioned, 2/18/19


monday, february 18th, 2019

6pm - 8pm

the library at the public (map)

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Simple, yet sophisticated. Old, yet young at heart, the Old Fashioned is the George Clooney of cocktails.

Perfect this cocktail, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming NYC’s next best mixologist ;)

Join us for this hands-on class on making the perfect Old Fashioned, led by Shannon Beck, Head Bartender at The Library at The Public, Joe’s Pub and The Public Theater.

Shannon will also cover the history of this famed cocktail, whilst guiding you on several methods of making a bespoke Old Fashioned.

Included With Your Booking

Each attendee will have the opportunity to make their old-fashioned, and since everyone has their own tastes, no two cocktails will be or taste the same!

Old Fashioneds will be included with your booking, on a market table curated by Chef Andrew Carmellini.

Old Fashioned Recipes

About Shannon

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Shannon has been working in some facet of the Hospitality Industry from the age of 16. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography, she headed to New York City. Her interest in the beverage world became evident during her time working at Blue Fin in The W Hotel Times Square, The General, and Lexington Brass. She is an intro level Sommelier through the Court of Sommeliers, and has numerous spirits and mixology certifications. Shannon is overjoyed to be able to combine her artistic nature with mixology while serving as Head Bartender at The Library at The Public, Joe’s Pub and The Public Theater.

On The Library at The Public

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Once the eyes adjust, the space takes on texture: burnished cast-iron columns and steel beams, oak panels and herringbone floors half-swallowed by a vast purple Persian rug. It is the Century Club remixed for downtown, with a gentle smack of irony.
— New York Times
Andrew Carmellini—the city’s latest haute toque turned versatile empire builder—unveils his newest project: a paean to old-school New York, with a chefly modern touch, in the same landmark building as the revitalized Public Theater. Having turned out hot spots spotlighting rustic Italian (Locanda Verde) and globally inflected American (Dutch), he now references the Eastern European and Jewish traditions of the East Village and Lower East Side.
— Time Out New York
You can actually focus on food here; acoustics, for a change, are terrific, with generous spacing between tables. We were able to converse without projecting to the back of the house, a rare privilege in Big Apple eateries these days.
— Daily News