“Absinthe” & “La Vie” on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, New York promised to delight the crowd at their premier evening in the beautiful surroundings of the Spiegeltent and they didn’t disappoint.
Before the first show kicked off visitors had the chance to enjoy a La Fée Absinthe cocktail, the ‘Seafizz’ specially prepared on the evening by Sasha Petraske, owner of the famous Milk and Honey restaurant in New York. Sasha Petraske mixing a La Fée Absinthe Seafizz for thirsty onlookers…
- 1 1/2 oz (45ml) La Fée Parisienne
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 egg white
- soda water
Method: Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass and fill with seltzer
Sasha started out as a barista in New York with the intention of opening a classic coffee house. To help raise money for his project he decided to get a part time bar job and the rest is history. Since opening Milk and Honey he has opened Little Branch in the West Village and a further 2 are due to open shortly. Sasha has been written about in many publications around the world for his contributions to the cocktail culture and New York Magazine named him one of the most influential New Yorkers of 2006.
After cocktails guests move to the Spiegletent for the first of the evening’s performances (absinthe). These iconic tents of glass, mirrors, teak floors and velvet drapes provided the perfect back drop to a jaw dropping provocative performance of high flying acrobats. The size of the venue is extremely intimate and allows its audience to get close to the performers. Here is a taster.
Absinthe kick starts with the fantastic Paul Capsis, taking the stage, glass of La Fée Absinthe Parisienne in hand. Paul is then entertained by the green fairy performing an amazing seductive opening routine in front of a mesmerised crowd.