With a more complex flavor than the whiskey sour on which its modeled, it is a simple combination of bourbon, lemon and honey. Eternal Youth. Most of us know of The Townhouse’s historic role as “City Hall East” for the notorious ex-Chief of police John LaCoste. When you choose to visit, order a glass of Eternal Youth and look around the Writer’s Bar. I would edit and change things.” This column, run by editors Laura Moorhead and Graham Clarke, became “The Alchemist,” one of the first cocktail “blogs” of the time. This made Harrington uncomfortable and is in part why he returned to the Townhouse, where he could focus on customer service. Berkeley Parents Network During times like this, we believe reliable and timely information is essential to our community. But without his talent, curiosity and ability to connect with his guests at the Townhouse, the modern cocktail revival would look very different than it does today. Its walls have discolored unevenly, half of them brown and the other a jaundiced yellow. “I had in my own personal collection, and it probably traveled with me.”. It was formerly a bar in the corner of the lobby, but it now occupies its own space, enclosed from the bustle of people passing through the hotel grounds. Shanna Farrell is an oral historian at UC Berkeley’s Oral History Center where she works on a wide range of projects, including contemporary cocktail history. That’s what a Daiquiri is! Add all ingredients, with ice, to a Cocktail Shaker. The Paul Harrington, making a Jasmine. The basics of a cocktail were wrapped up elegantly in the well balanced Whiskey Sour. Barnes & Noble Bay Street Events. It is during this period that Cal student Paul Harrington left his mark on our city’s history & culture, and the fine art of cocktail making. After the story was published, Enrico’s blew up, effectively starting the Mojito craze that swept the country (especially the Bay Area) in the 1990s and 2000s. It included 64 recipes that Harrington had carefully tested on his guests at the Townhouse and in the Hotwired offices. Don't tell her boss. Photo: Paul Harrington (Courtesy of Berkeleyside.com). A delicious twist on the classic Jasmine balancing sweet, bitter and sour with an intensely beautiful colour. “I would make drinks for them as a group and talk about what I knew of the cocktails. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Harrington created the now famous Jasmine, using gin, lemon juice, Campari, and Cointreau here in Emeryville. Harrington left the Townhouse for about six months in 1992 to work at Enrico’s Sidewalk Cafe in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco and brought the Mojito with him. If hyperlocal news is “essential” to you, please consider making a one-time or recurring contribution. INGREDIENTS. All rights reserved to Cocktail Dudes. The walls are lined with aged tomes dressed with great names from the English literary canon, hugging a bar counter backed by a vast collection of spirits. Eternal Youth is one such example. Harrington caught the attention of several local writers, including Pamela Raley, an editor at the now shuttered publication Bay Foods. Where will you be dining at this long weekend? Writers like Ernest Hemingway, W. Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling are just a handful that crossed half a world to render our city into words for posterity. It was unsettling. Created by Paul Harrington in the early 1990’s, this pretty, delicate, spirit-forward cocktail, relies solely on the Cointreau for its sweetness. (Photo credit: Raffles Hotel) Eternal Youth is one such example. For now till the middle of next year, at least, the current edition of the menu stays, and with it remains Iyer’s footprint on the bar and the hotel. He attended UC Berkeley in the early ‘90s, first studying engineering, and later, architecture, for which he earned his degree. There’s an inviting copper bar crowned by a full shelf of curated alcohol. It had awesome pictures and vintage drinks. They would do research, write something and then email it to me. pic.twitter.com/axd2G8VSgU, — Robert O. Simonson (@RobertOSimonson) July 19, 2014. Upon his return to the Townhouse, Wolf approached Harrington about consulting for a drinks column for Hotwired, the web component of Wired magazine. On an unassuming street in the middle of Emeryville is the Townhouse Bar & Grill. 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Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. Famed for his travel writings, particularly on Asia, Iyer lends his voice and body of work to the shaping of the new cocktail menu. Although Harrington’s time at the Townhouse has long since passed, the restaurant’s current cocktail menu incorporates drinks from his era, along with drinks that have emerged since his reign. Served in an elegant coupe is an equally refined thirst-quencher that is the drink to have after escaping the brutal heat outdoors. After the “Urban Cowboy” craze of the 80’s faded, The Townhouse reinvented itself as more of a fine-dining establishment under the new ownership of Chef Ellen Hope Rosenberg and French restaurateur Joseph LeBrun. (This story reprinted with permission from Berkeleyside.com’s NOSH food column). (Photo: Kjell Redal/The Seattle Times). You can find her tweets and Instagrams at @shanna_farrell. Moorhead began to push Harrington to writing his own columns. “It was very well machined,” he said. This story originally published on Berkeleyside.com, Berkeley CA's award-winning independent news site. Bloody Jasmine. Can't see any Facebook information? The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century was published in 1998 and was one of the first books to usher in the cocktail renaissance. He had past experience, working at Charlie’s Bar & Grille in Bellevue, Washington — his hometown — so it was an easy transition to bartending in the Bay Area, working initially at Houlihan’s in Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and then joining the team at the Townhouse. This became one of his most important tools. There are two red tents shyly peeking over a fence, indicating a coveted backyard area. Bef, A jiggly, fluffy, pillow-soft tower -- yes, we're, It's time to set aside space in your shoe closet b, Before we zip into the hurricane that is Christmas, The rankings for the World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 w. UC Berkeley Oral History Center writer Shanna Farrell recalls the impact Harrington had on modern “mixology” and why he is considered one of the “godfathers of the cocktail renaissance”. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. During this era spanning the 70’s and early 80’s, “Vernetti’s Townhouse” was more of a Country-Western themed bar under the ownership of Joe Vernetti. Copyright, 2016. One would expect that Singapore’s usual landmark suspects would form fodder for these literary greats, but the common thread that underlines all their writing lies in a stately estate that has stood in the heart of the city since 1887: the Raffles Hotel. Harrington left the industry shortly before the book was published and headed back to Washington state to pursue a career in architecture. A step into the new space sees that the bar stays true to its name. To make a Bloody Jasmine you’ll need to get the cocktail shaker out… Shake equal parts Bloody Shiraz Gin, Campari, dry curaçao and lemon juice over ice for a drink sure to impress. Harrington is the one of the godfathers of the cocktail renaissance. He began to make these drinks for his guests at the Townhouse, where they were a success. Raley asked Harrington to write a piece for them, to which he obliged, and featured rum cocktails. Since the 19th-century, the monumental establishment has enjoyed a long legacy of writers calling its spacious rooms temporary homes, and Raffles Hotel is determined to take that history into contemporaneity. Suddenly I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m making a Pegu Club! The Gold Rush is a modern cocktail with a definite old-school classic vibe. They co-wrote his first article. “When I was working at the Slow Club in San Francisco, they just had lemons, limes, a hand press for juice, spirits and Paul Harrington’s book. He introduced people to classic cocktails while tending bar, used obscure ingredients that are now commonplace and wrote one of the first American cocktail books since Prohibition — all before he turned 30-years-old. He attended weekly tastings and cultivated his tasting skills, earning himself what he calls a “working man’s palate.” He said, “I can’t get into explaining why they’re telling you there is blackberry or dirty socks or whatever; that’s not me. It earned a prestigious James Beard Award nomination for best book. IKEA Emeryville Events & Activities He and his drinks were featured in a story written by Gary Wolf, an editor at Wired.