I think the world of Leah Chase. She is one of those people who, without being sickly sweet (I think she is peppery), is wonderfully loving and generous. She is a supporter of the arts and music, someone who was creative and innovative, someone who raised a terrific family, worked hard, and never forgot to embrace the world through food. She is a tireless supporter of the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.
There will be a dedication ceremony - including Chef John Folse - to celebrate the naming on July 1. But the excuse for fun, for the celebration of Leah Chase, will happen at SoFAB on July 2. Tickets are still available on line and at the door. This will be a wonderful event with great food and drink.
Join us in celebrating this remarkable woman.
Here is the new drink, the Creole Queen, developed just for her.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
1 to 2 mint leaves
1 to 2 strawberries
Simple Syrup to taste
dash of Peach bitters
Splash of Obsello Absinthe
1 1/2 ounces Port of Barcelona Gin
on the rocks