Imbibe: A Toast to the New Year

November 08, 2012
No tipple is more synonymous with celebration than a fine glass of Champagne, and Restaurant R'evolution in the Royal Sonesta is home to a stunning selection curated by Molly Wismeier, director of wine and spirits. The cave at R'evolution holds more than 1,300 selections, about 150 of which are bubbly - a testament to Wismeier's unabashed love of this notoriously difficult wine. Here, Wismeier selects a few of her favorite bottles to pair with a proper a holiday meal at R'evolution.

N.V. H Billiot Fils Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru

Criollo Cocktail

July 31, 2012
This recipe has been adapted from the Bar Florida Cocktail book from the Florida Hotel in Havana, Cuba.

To pay tribute to New Orleans and to keep with the theme of using local products in our restaurant, Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, we are featuring Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum and, when available, locally grown citrus from Southern Louisiana.

The term Criollo is Spanish for Creole.

1 ¼ oz. Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum
¼ oz. Agave Nectar
3 wedges Fresh Lemon
3 - 4 Fresh Mint Leaves
4 oz. Club Soda