Tamarind by Dominique

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Mixologist Kim Patton-Bragg of Tamarind - New Orleans, LA

936 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 962-0900
www.thehotelmodern.com/tamarind/
Hours: Sun-Sat 7am-11am; Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10pm

To open the bar at Tamarind in the Hotel Modern, Mixologist Kim Patton-Bragg spent months developing a cocktail menu to complement Chef Dominque Maquet’s French Vietnamese cuisine. It was a formidable challenge she (brilliantly) tackled with her culinary-driven cocktails. Patton-Bragg’s drinks rely heavily on infusions, with her mise-en-place covering the gamut of local and exotic produce. Among her house-made liqueurs, lavender-Satsuma and tamarind are standouts. With seemingly endless creativity, she served us our first tequila hot toddy and introduced us to the gamey wonders of duck fat wash. In lesser hands, her culinary wonderings might become a boozy mess. But Patton-Bragg’s proven she can deliver delicious and complex cocktails that are approachable and a hell of a lot of fun.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Calabeza Caliente: Pumpkin-infused Tesoro Reposado Tequila, Port, Apple Cider, and Honey-Sage Brown Butter
  • Duc d’Orleans: Duck Fat Brandy, Spiced Sherry Syrup, Regan's Orange Bitters, Salt, and Orange Zest

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