Considered one of the most widely respected bartenders in the industry, David Kaplan, owner & founder of NYC’s prestigious Death & Co. bar will be coming to San Diego on Sunday, November 2nd for an exclusive appearance at prominent cocktail destination, Polite Provisions to celebrate the launch of his new book, Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails.
Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails | Exclusive Book Launch
After its inception in 2006 Death & Co. quickly became the de facto destination for cocktail connoisseurs—and one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and influential bars in the process. Winner of nearly every major cocktail industry award (Tales of the Cocktail: America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu), the gothic saloon in NYC’s East Village boasts some of the best barkeeps in the biz and is recognized for creating many of the modern era’s most iconic drinks (Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, Apertivo Julep).
On Sunday November 2nd, Polite Provisions will be hosting founder and owner David Kaplan as he launches Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails (a literary collaboration with Death & Company co-owner Alex Day and Brooklyn-based editor Nick Fauchald) and mingles with the city’s fellow cocktail aficionados. The elegant book (quite possibly the sexiest cocktail book ever) is filled with evocative photography, colorful essays and encompasses the history of the Death & Co. experience as it transformed the NYC cocktail scene —charting everything from building the business to guest anecdotes. Featuring more than 500 of their most innovative and whimsically named tipples—Enemies of Promise, Confused & Dangerous, The Joy Division, and more — the book serves as a definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, and would make a prized addition to the collection of any enthusiast. www.deathandcompany.com
WHEN: Sunday, November 2nd from 6pm – 9pm
COST: This exclusive event is priced at $55.00 per person and includes one copy of Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails (a $40 value), complimentary signature cocktails from Death & Co. and appetizers from Soda & Swine. The event is limited to 150 attendees.
Tickets can be purchased online at via eventbrite.com at:
WHAT: Death & Co. guest bartenders Brad Farran & Jillian Vose will be whipping up 8 complimentary Death & Co. cocktails, alongside hosted appetizers courtesy of Soda & Swine.
*** DEATH & CO. COCKTAIL LINEUP ***
Little Engine (Alex Day, 2009)
Famous Grouse Scotch, Tawny Port,
Lemon Juice & Apple Butter
Scotch Lady (Phil Ward, 2008)
Famous Grouse Scotch, Apple Brandy,
Lemon Juice & Grenadine
Tea In The Sahara (Brian Miller, 2009)
Coconut Green Tea-infused Famous Grouse,
Strega & Acacia Honey Syrup
Kew Gardens Cooler (Joaqin Simo, 2009)
Beefeater London Dry Gin, Aperol,
Grapefruit Juice, Scarlet Glow Syrup
House Of Payne (Phil Ward, 2012)
Beefeater London Dry Gin, Plymouth Sloe Gin,
Campari & Raspberries
Bella Luna (Brian Miller, 2009)
Plymouth Gin, St. Germain, Giffard Crème de Violette,
Lemon Juice & Simple Syrup
Moon Cocktail (Thomas Waugh, 2008)
Plymouth Gin, Amontillado Sherry,
Giffard Crème de Peche & Acacia Honey Syrup
Elder Fashion (Phil Ward, 2007)
Plymouth Gin, St. Germain,
House Orange Bitters & Grapefruit Twist
WHERE: Polite Provisions | 4696 30th Ave San Diego, CA 92116 | 619.677.DRUG
About Polite Provisions: Polite Provisions brings a renewed spirit of community to a bustling street corner of one of San Diego’s most eclectic, burgeoning neighborhoods, Normal Heights. Helmed by internationally respected bartender, Erick Castro, Polite Provisions aims to revive and modernize the golden era of the neighborhood drugstore with spirited cocktails prepared with housemade bitters, soda pop, tinctures and syrups, as a nod to those ingredients’ medicinal uses. Polite Provisions is located at 4696 30th Ave, San Diego, CA 92116. For more information please call 619.677.DRUG or visit www.politeprovisions.com.