Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Liquid Muse Cocktail event @ BOA Steakhouse (Los Angeles)

Outside BOA

Recently, I was lucky enough attend a cocktail club event hosted by Natalie of The Liquid Muse at the BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood.

The Liquid Muse

After some initial introductions amongst the guests of the event, we were given some passed hor d'oeuvres courtesy of BOA Steakhouse

Cream Cheese AppetizerShrimp on a toastSliderBleu Cheese Sliders

From Top Left Clockwise: (Cream Cheese Puff, Shrimp Tart, Bleu Cheese Sliders (2 pics))

Along with the snacks, we were presented with 2 types of cocktails special for the evening. One was a gin based drink with rhubarb and strawberries, while the second cocktail for the evening was a Manhattan (whiskey based) with cherry liqueur and dark tea.

Manhattan with cherry liqueor and teaStrawberry rhubarb cocktail with Gin

Left: Manhattan with Cherry Liqueur, Right: Gin with Strawberry and Rhubarb

Personally, I preferred the gin based drink as I'm more familiar with this type of cocktail compared to the Manhattan. I have to admit, it was the first time I've tried the Manhattan, and even though I'm not a huge fan of whiskey based drinks usually, I actually enjoyed this concoction. The tea flavor was noticeable and the cherry liqueor was a nice touch to finish it off. The Gin drink was a great drink on a summer day. It was quite refreshing, and definitely a great drink to finish the night off. I could have easily drank 2-3 of the cocktail. Delicious!

Natalie of The Liquid Muse

Natalie of The Liquid Muse

All in all, it was a great event. I was able to meet some new faces and mingle with the people I knew previously. Again, a special thanks to Natalie of The Liquid Muse for hosting such a fun event, and I look forward to your upcoming events!

To those that are interested in events hosted by The Liquid Muse, please join the Cocktail Club for all up to date news and future events. Hope to see you there!

P.S. Thanks to H.C. of LA and OC Foodventures for inviting me to be his +1!

BOA Steakhouse
9200 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
http://www.boasteak.com/balboa/index.htm

6 comments:

Jin said...

oh how i wish i was there.

Ravenous Couple said...

sounds like a good event..how was the food?? BOA west hollywood just got a scathing review from LA times..

Food, she thought. said...

Those sliders are making my mouth water. Is that wrong before 8 am?

Pandalicious said...

the gin drink looks good. i'd have one if i didn't have this massive hangover from last night.

Kung Food Panda said...

Jin: It was a fun event!

Ravenous Couple: The food was OK, it was more for us to get something in our system before drinking...it's hard to mess up sliders though :)

Liz: I crave food 24/7, nothing wrong about craving sliders at 8am :) Great to see you again at Bond St.!

Pandalicious: Haha, hangover from Torihei? :) But ya, the gin based drink was quite delicious!

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