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French Quarter Cocktail Shakeup: Hadi Ktiri Leaves Latitude 29 for French 75

Trading tiki life for elegant classics.

Ktiri at Latitude 29 in November 2014
Ktiri at Latitude 29 in November 2014
Nora McGunnigle

The intrepid Todd Price reported that yesterday (June 11) was the last day of cocktail mixmaster Hadi Ktiri's last day at Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's tiki palace, Latitude 29. Ktiri is heading back to Arnaud's French 75 to work with another of the city's bar legends, Chris Hannah.

Ktiri worked at Arnaud's French 75 with Hannah for four years before leaving to help Berry and co-GM Steve Yamada open Latitude 29. He told Price that "Any bartender in America would have jumped at the opportunity to work with Jeff." But apparently the classic vibe of the French 75 bar is more to his style than the Hawaiian shirts of the area's growing tiki trend.

French 75

813 Bienville St, , LA 70112 (504) 523-5433 Visit Website

Latitude 29

, New Orleans, LA

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