Manhattan Project Dinner at The Fourth Estate Restaurant
$62.50 – $65
Manhattan Project Dinner at The Fourth Estate Restaurant

Manhattan Project Dinner at The Fourth Estate Restaurant

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The Fourth Estate Restaurant at The National Press Club

529 14th St NW

13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

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When the Manhattan came along, it changed everything. As Gotham’s finest watering holes embraced the new concoction, the original cocktail soon became old hat and known as the Old-Fashioned. In The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail, cocktail historian Philip Greene expertly traces the evolution of this new drink from its competing origin stories through its continuing influence and extensive progeny, including the almighty Martini itself. Richly illustrated with vintage ads and artwork and luxe photographs, this definitive, illustrated story of the Manhattan also offers 65 easy-to-follow recipes. Classic variations and contemporary updates range from the Brooklyn and the Vesper to the Little Italy and Red Hook. If you’re thirsty for a good story, you’ve come to the right place.

Philip Greene is author of the critically acclaimed To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion (Perigee) and a cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail. He has presented at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Arizona Cocktail Week, Miami Rum Renaissance, The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale, San Diego’s Tiki Oasis, and the Key West Bacchanalia as well as at the Smithsonian and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Astor Center and Dead Rabbit in New York, and other notable venues around the world. A distant cousin of Antoine Peychaud, Greene serves as brand ambassador for the Hemingway Rum Company / Papa’s Pilar Rum and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three daughters.

$65 per person, $125 per couple - NPC members get a 15% discount when logged in via press.org.

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Note: Each course will feature family-style platters of small bites on the table; diners sample from the communal plate

Cocktail Hour
Americano Cocktail (Peychaud’s, sweet vermouth, sparkling water)

Passed appetizers

  • Ricotta crostini with fried parsley
  • Crispy coconut oysters
  • Pastry wrapped sausages

First Course
Vermouth Panache Cocktail (sweet and dry vermouth)

  • Fresh vegetable garden rolls
  • Jalapeno poppers
  • Smoked Salmon, cucumber cups

Second Course
Traditional Bourbon Manhattan (bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters)

  • Stuffed duck poppers with bacon
  • Crusted mac and cheese crisps
  • Country pate on zahtar lavash

Third Course
131 The Marguerite (gin, dry vermouth anisette)

  • Basil beef meatballs
  • Bruschetta with Kalamata tapenade
  • Crispy Turkish cheesy eggplant patties

Fourth Course
The Churchill (Scotch, sweet vermouth, Cointreau)

Steak wrapped Gorgonzola

  • BBQ pork sliders
  • Afghani sweet potato cilantro bolani

Fifth Course
The Scofflaw (Wild Turkey 101 rye, dry vermouth, grenadine)

  • Cheeses, baguette, lavash and glace, dried and fresh fruit
  • Miniature pastries (Napoleons, chocolate opera cake, pistachio tart)
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The Fourth Estate Restaurant at The National Press Club

529 14th St NW

13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

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