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Bar at Windsor Court
A Modern Take on Classic Cocktails
$22 Million Restoration Adds Lobby Bar to the Iconic New Orleans Hotel
NEW ORLEANS - Feb. 1, 2012 - The Windsor Court Hotel announces the opening of Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court, the hotel's new lobby bar created as part of the recent $22 million restoration of the entire property. The aptly named Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court is helmed by recently appointed hotel mixologist Christine Jeanine Nielsen.
Cocktail Bar is taking a modern, culinary approach to its cocktails by creating original craft drinks inspired by pre-prohibition themes and ingredients. Highlights include:
Furthermore, Nielsen is working closely with the hotel's Executive Chef Drew Dzejak on incorporating culinary techniques into her cocktail creations. For example, the drink Lion Amongst Ladies features Damiana, lemon, flamed orange peel and "2 Hour" kumquat tequila, which is infused using sous vide.
In addition, Cocktail Bar's beer and wine program will not disappoint. The menu features the best craft Belgian beers, available as single bottles and bombers, and emerging wine producers and regions, such as sparkling wine from Hungary and Lebanese red wines, among others.
"The Windsor Court's new mixologist Christine is bringing a fresh approach to cocktails that is a rarely seen in New Orleans or across the U.S.," said David Teich, general manager. "Christine's vision and creativity along with the hotel's recent restoration affords us the opportunity to create a new buzz in the lobby, making Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court an ideal imbibing destination for new and returning guests and locals looking to relax after work."
Located in the hotel's lobby, adjacent to the celebrated Le Salon, Cocktail Bar features eight seats at the newly created centerpiece bar and 70 seats situated around the space. Each guest of Cocktail Bar is welcomed with a booze amuse, a take on an amuse-bouche, featuring a cocktail or punch of the day that also acts as a cocktail testing ground for Nielsen. The cocktail menu will change seasonally and will expand in the future. Guests may also ask the bartenders to create off-menu customized cocktails according to their flavor profile.
Cocktail Bar guests will be entertained with live-music four nights a week from talented local acts, including:
To complement Cocktail Bar, guests and locals may opt to enjoy traditional cocktails, wine and beer at the Polo Club Lounge on the hotel's second floor, next to award-winning The Grill Room restaurant. Rates at the Windsor Court Hotel begin at $260. Guests may book and learn more about Cocktail Bar and the restoration at www.windsorcourthotel.com.
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About Windsor Court Hotel
Located in the heart of the Central Business District steps from the French Quarter, the 23-story Windsor Court has long been the choice for discerning travelers to New Orleans. The award-winning luxury hotel features 316 oversized guestrooms and suites, the acclaimed Grill Room Restaurant, the storied Polo Club Lounge, the celebrated Le Salon for afternoon tea and an extensive art collection with mostly works of British origin, among other amenities and services. In January 2012 the Windsor Court completed a $22 million restoration to all its guestrooms, suites, and public spaces, including the Club Level Lounge, the pool, addition of the lobby Cocktail Bar and the forthcoming Spa at Windsor Court set to open in spring 2012. The hotel was purchased in October 2009 by a new ownership team led by The Berger Company of New Orleans and the Dallas-based Crow Family Holdings. Windsor Court is a member of Preferred Hotels® and Resorts. For more information, please visit www.windsorcourthotel.com.