Brad Thomas Parsons: Last Call (w/ + David Lebovitz)
Wednesday October 30: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Join us on the 2nd floor as David Lebovitz interviews Brad Thomas Parsons on his latest book, Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time.
Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes.
Brad Thomas Parsons is the author of Bitters (which was the winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards, and a finalist for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards), Amaro, Distillery Cats, and Last Call. Parsons received an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and his work has appeared in Bon Appétit, Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, PUNCH, and more. He lives in Brooklyn.
David Lebovitz spent thirteen years baking at Chez Panisse, and was named one of the Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle, until he left the restaurant business in 1999 to write books. He moved to Paris and turned davidlebovitz.com into a popular blog. He is the author of nine books, including The Perfect Scoop, The Sweet Life in Paris, My Paris Kitchen, L'Appart, and his upcoming book, Drinking French, to be released in spring of 2020.