Last week I enjoyed Madagascar in it’s liquid form at Tailor in the West Village. Our hostess with the mostest, the brand ambassador for Navan Vanilla Liqueur (which is, of course, a liqueur made from Madagascar vanilla beans and cognac), Aisha Sharpe, was out in full form (she’d been drinking since brunch that morning). This extra special dinner/cocktail pairing was inspired by the avant-garde kitchen that inhabits Tailor, and the talent that is exuded behind the stick here. Eben Freeman is the man behind the bar, and he creates magic whenever a shaker is placed in his hands. And whenever Navan is placed in anybody’s paws, they become Houdini.
I’ve included a few photos below of that magical Sunday evening below. Check them out and go to Tailor.
The rowdy crowd that night at Tailor. Look closely and you can just make out H there at the head of the table. Who the heck does he think he is? A recent B.A.R. graduate or something?
Antoine Gervais from Navan/Grand Marnier, and Aisha. Navan was the star of the night.
Eben in his hole – right where he belongs!