BarBar's Blog: Mixology Monday with MOTAC

May 20 2013 | BarBar's Events

We just wrapped up our monthly mixology seminar (held the first Monday of every month) with the Museum of the American Cocktail and I just have to say, this may have been my favorite seminar yet! Dale DeGroff, also known as King Cocktail, talked rum and more with his partners-in-crime Simon Ford and Chris McMillian. It was an all-around informative, fun and fabulous good time in our main dining room. And to top it all off, my dear friend Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace was crowned Best Chef of the South at the James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony mere minutes after the seminar concluded! Below I've posted just a few of my favorite photos from the evening. I hope to see you at the next Mixology Monday, Dahlings! 

Guests 1

Among the first to arrive were Tapash, Emily and Taryn. Ready to learn (and drink!).

Abigail Gullo

Cute-as-a-button Abigail sets ups glassware for the first cocktail.

Checking In

Lucy and Kelsey from SoFAB greet everyone and get us all settled in.


Petite Beignets:a specialty for this event.

Chef Juan Carlos with Dale DeGroff

King Cocktail Dale DeGroff greets guests with Chef Juan Carlos.

Amanda and Jill

Writer Amanda with Jill DeGroff.


Chef Juan Carlos and Poppy Tooker became fast friends.

Lu and Jason

Executive Bar Chef Lu Brow with MIxology Expert Jason. 


Who doesn't love a grasshopper? Dale and his team whipped these up for the final cocktail.

Dale and Lu

Dale and Lu after hearing the news about Chef Tory winning Best Chef:South. 

Simon Ford with Liz

Presenter Simon Ford with Liz Williams, President and Director of SoFAB.