Rum wunderkind, Nick Detrich, is returning to New Orleans — and he’s opening new bar Everywhen with Konrad Kantor later this year on Rampart Street, reports Todd Price. Kantor helped open the French Quarter’s El Libre, which is relocating Uptown.
While the exact location of the bar has not been revealed, Price reports that its concern will include both classic New Orleans cocktails and variations using “the high-tech tools of molecular gastronomy, like a centrifuge or rotavap.”
The bar’s aesthetic will be “inspired by the Aesthetic Movement of late 19th-century England, of which Oscar Wilde was the most famous adherent,” which translates to “lots of guilding” and “rich fabrics.”
Detrich became well-known in the cocktail world for Cane & Table, the proto-tiki rum bar and restaurant he developed with the folks from Cure after becoming interested in rum. In May of 2016, Esquire published David Wondrich’s list of the 18 best bars in America. Cane & Table made the list. In 2015, Cane & Table received a nod from the James Beard Awards for Outstanding Bar Program.
Detrich left Cane & Table, where he was managing partner, in March 2017 to travel. Since then, he’s been to Mexico, Iceland, and worked at a New Orleans-inspired cocktail bar in London.
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