Tampa Bay, FLA (November 27, 2019) – December 5th marks the end of the Prohibition era and Beach Drive’s Flute & Dram is commemorating this historic milestone with a special Repeal Day party. Guests are invited to wear era-inspired attire while enjoying an intimate concert by jazz vocalist Gloria West, a 1930’s craft cocktail menu, and an evening of dancing. Fringe dresses, arm garters, striped suits, fedora hats – and all that jazz – are encouraged with a prize for ‘most spirited’ and runners up. The party kicks off at 5pm for libations and chef’s curated menu, and Gloria West & the Gents take stage at 8pm.
Gloria West and The Gents bring old school stride-swing jazz with a sultry twist to stages across Tampa Bay, including Clearwater Jazz Holiday, The St. Pete Coliseum, and Tampa Theatre. They deliver originals, pop covers, favorites from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, and even old-time movie classics and Disney songs, all with an old jazz feel. From classic mid-tempo swing-dancing numbers to sultry torch songs on the edge of the blues, their fast-paced high-energy and her ‘killer vocals’ are guaranteed to get anyone’s foot tapping. Creative Loafing says about West, “One of the most dynamic voices working in the [Tampa] Bay area.”
The Era-Inspired Libations
Bee’s Knees – gin, lemon juice, honey syrup, garnished with lemon
Mary Pickford – white rum, pineapple juice, grenadine, luxardo, garnished with pineapple wedge
Sidecar – rye whiskey, triple sec, lemon juice, with a half sugar rim
Hemingway Daiquiri – white rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, luxardo, simple syrup with a grapefruit wedge
Rare caviars – Wild American Hackleback Sturgeon, Wasabi Tobiko, Smoked Trout, Truffle Pearl, Elite Ostera Surgeon Reserve, Iranian Pearl Bareii, California White Sturgeon, and many more
Duck Foie Gras – cornichons, red onion, heirloom grape tomato, dijon sauce, capers, and infused evoo
Tuna Tartare – sweet soy, red onion, wakame, ginger, sesame, wasabi cream, creme fraiche, garnished with lumpfish caviar
Dram’s Charcuterie – chef’s select cured meats, cheeses and assorted chef’s pairings
Chef’s Cheese Plate – a variety of hand-select cheeses, honeycomb, pistachios, almonds and chef’s pairings
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio – chef’s favorite. thinly sliced raw beef, arugula, shaved parmesan, capers, dijon, red onion, and infused evoo
Flourless Chocolate Torte – decadent, rich, creamy chocolate cake
Limoncello Cake: a traditional lemon cake with white chocolate and limoncello
FLUTE AND DRAM: Flûte & Dram welcomes discerning champagne lovers and caviar aficionados with our extensive collection of deluxe caviars, fine champagnes and rare spirits to delight your palate. We are conveniently on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg.
Flûte refers to the classic champagne glass, and Dram is a Scottish derived word that refers to a shot of whisky. The name and concept was inspired by a champagne bar in New York City, but with a Florida flair. Within 2400 square feet, Flûte & Dram carries the largest selection of champagne per square foot in St. Petersburg, and the collection of both champagne and spirits are beautifully displayed. In addition, you will find an incredible selection of whiskey at Flûte & Dram. There are 200-250 different varieties, including Japanese, Scotch, Irish, Rye, and American. Bourbon is the biggest seller here, and Flûte & Dram carries true Kentucky Bourbon. Flute & Dram is open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to midnight, Fridays from 4pm to 2am, Saturdays from 12pm to 2am, and Sundays from 12pm to midnight. 727-350-5657. Flute & Dram is located at 234 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. www.flutendram.com
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