Morton’s The Steakhouse in Louisville, Ky. is hosting “Absinthe, The Green Hour,” an event on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. that will give guests a chance to experience the mystique, allure and ritual of tasting Pernod Absinthe, a high proof distilled spirit made from grande wormwood and a blend of aromatic herb extracts. Price is $45 per person including tax and gratuity. To reserve your place at this event, call 502-584-0421. Morton’s The Steakhouse is located at 626 West Main Street in Louisville. For more information on Pernod Absinthe, visit www.pernod.net.
The event in Morton’s private boardroom will feature three Pernod Absinthe cocktails and Pernod Absinthe served in the traditional ritual, which involves dripping ice water very slowly over a sugar cube that is placed on a slotted spoon over a glass of absinthe. The water passes through the spoon slots into the drink resulting in a green and flavorful drink.
Pernod gained notoriety in the 19th century as great artists, poets, writers and patrons of Paris cafes popularized the pleasures of absinthe. Controversy about the effects of absinthe led to it being banned in France, the United States and other countries in the early 1900’s. In 2007, the U.S. followed other nations by easing restrictions on distilling and selling absinthe, which was often called the “Green Fairy” at the height of its popularity due in part to its characteristic green color.
Morton’s guests will also enjoy Oysters Rockefeller made with Absinthe, Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms, Sliced Tenderloin on Crostini and Morton’s famed Miniature Prime Cheeseburgers. A Pernod Absinthe expert will guide guests through this unique tasting event and each guest will receive a complimentary gift.
Location:Morton’s The Steakhouse- 626 West Main Street in Louisville
626 West Main Street in Louisville.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
URL: http://www.mortons.com; www.pernod.net
Price: $45 per person including tax and gratuity