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NYE "James Bond" THUNDERBALL ROYALE featuring The Midwest Big Band Orchestra


Evangeline’s proudly presents:

James Bond

Thunderball Royale

New Year’s Eve Dinner Soiree

“An evening of daring sophistication and debauchery.”

-Featuring The Midwest Big Band Orchestra-

 

“The Spy Who Loved Me Package”

Dinner from 5:00pm-9:30pm     

Dancing from 10pm until 1:30pm

Includes:     

Four Course New Year’s Eve Dinner

Open bar Selections of

Seven James Bond .007 Cocktails

Six Craft Draughts

 Champagne

Red and White Wine

 

                       A Four Course New Year’s Eve Dinner including:

Salad Course

Champagne Pomegranate Vinaigrette with Select Mixed Greens.  Honey Chèvre cheese.

Roasted Golden Beet.  Pomegranate Seed.  Candied Walnut.

Appetizer Course

Made-from-scratch Ricotta & Herb Ravioli. or Crown Roast Pork & Parmesan Ravioli.  

with Evangeline’s French 75 Sauce.

Main Course

Either:

Hand-carved Ribeye.  Sautéed Garlic Peppercorn Green Beans.  Potato Dauphinois. 

Red wine, Rosemary and Wild mushroom reduction. 

or

Seared Bristol Bay Salmon.  Pistachio Green Beans.  Crispy-smashed Red Norland Potato.

Herbed Meuniere Sauce.

Dessert Course

Godiva Liqueur Chocolate Lava Cake with

Fresh Raspberry Crème Anglaise.

 

Seven James Bond Cocktails include:

 

Nick Nack  (aka: Rum Collins)

Film: Thunderball

Spectre  (aka: Carte Blanche)

Novel: Carte Blanche

Vesper Martini

Film: Casino Royal

Although the "average" Vodka Martini is better known in Bond's adventures, it is the Vesper Martini that is the "true" Bond Martini. It was the first mentioned and the one that he claims to have invented in Casino Royale (the only time he drinks one in the movies or novels).

The recipe for the Vesper is dictated in Chapter 7 as follows and is named for the lovely Vesper.

'A dry Martini,' he said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.'

'Oui, Monsieur.'                                               

'Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon-peel. Got it?'

 

Dr. Goodhead  (aka: Vodka Martini)

Film: Goldfinger, Die Another Day

We have all heard the line and many of us have used it in a Bond-style on occasion ourselves... "a Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred. " Throughout the series, it is the catch phrase for Bond's (and Fleming, so the story goes) preferred Martini.

After Champagne, the Vodka Martini is the drink most often consumed by Bond (over 20 times). Yet in the books, it is outnumbered by the Scotch and Soda.

Does James Bond ever drink Gin Martinis? The answer is that in the movies (to date) he does not. In Fleming's novels, Bond has a total of 19 Gin Martinis. So, yes, Bond did enjoy a Gin Martini or two, it just seems that vodka is a little sexier for the big screen.

 

Agent XXX  (aka: Stinger) 

Novel: Diamonds are Forever

When thinking about his style, the Stinger is possibly the most un-Bond-like cocktail he drinks. This simple brandy drink is not only his favorite to share with Tiffany in the Diamonds are Forever novel, but in Thunderball it is paired with coffee at the Nassau Casino bar while drinking with Felix Leiter.

As great a cocktail as the Stinger is, that touch of creme de menthe could be the reason it has not been seen in the films. It is, after all, not the manliest of drinks (see Negroni reference below), nor is it the most popular, the sexiest or marketable.

 

Kissy Suzuki  (aka: Black Velvet)

Film: Diamonds are Forever

Oddly enough for a classic English series of novels with this much drinking, a favorite like the Black Velvet is only mentioned once. In Diamonds are Forever, Bond and Bill Tanner stop by the famous Scott's in London for "dressed crab and a pint of black velvet." Stout, Champagne and seafood, what a lovely combination.

 

Pussy Galore  (aka: Pink Gin) 

Film: The Man With The Golden Gun

In The Man With The Golden Gun, when James Bond is introduced to the hoods at the Thunderbird Hotel, drinks are being served. is also known as Gin & Bitters and it is, quite simply, those two 

The 'pink' in the Pink Gin comes from the slight pink hue the bitters give the gin.

You may also hear the term "Gin Pahit" in many 19th-century sailing stories like those by W. Somerset Maugham. This is the virtually the same drink, only the name has been lost in time. The word "pahit" is Malay for "bitters."

 With Live Music by The Midwest Big Band Orchestra

 (7:00p-9:30p) and (10:30p-1:30p)

And a Champagne toast at Midnight

$120. per person - Reservations required  314-367-3644

 

 

Earlier Event: December 30
Boogiefoot (St. Louis, MO)
Later Event: January 2
Honeywise from Cedar Falls, Iowa

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