World Cocktail Week, an annual event to celebrate the anniversary of the first known instance where “cocktail” was defined in print, which took place on May 13, 1806, in the New York newspaper “The Balance,” is celebrated internationally from May 8-13, 2008.
DC’s own Proof will be sponsoring The Museum of the American Cocktail by becoming DC’s first participant in World Cocktail Week! The restaurant will host a cocktail party and dinner on Monday, May 12th, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature some of DC’s premier mixologists, including: Adam Bernbach of Bar Pilar, Derek Brown of Komi, Tom Brown of Cork, Gina Chersevani of EatBar, Justin Guthrie of Central, John Hogan of Hudson, Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve, Chantal Tseng of Tabard Inn, Rico Wisnor of Poste, and Sebastian Zutant of Proof, who will work together to create spectacular drinks for the evening.
Tickets are priced at $135 per person. Executive Chef Haidar Karoum will prepare a five-course tasting menu that will be paired with five additional specialty cocktails. Tickets for are very limited, and may be purchased at Proof or by calling the restaurant at (202) 737-7663.
At the very least, get some friends together, get out a shaker and mix up a martini for your own cocktail soiree!