Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Beachbum Berry Remixed
i just finished Beachbum Berry Remixed and i can say -unequivocally- this is an amazing book. Great pictures, fun prose, excellent layout and honest evaluations of previous works coupled with helpfully insightful upgrades/updates in the recipes-- plus newly found recipes and custom crafted recipes from the who's who fill this wonderful tome, and you would be remiss if you didn't grab one for your reading enjoyment. Whether you are Tiki aficionado, a cocktail buff, a mixologist, enthusiast or just a plain old interesting person you'll dig this book.
Before i go and leave you with this glowing review let me mention a few things:
This book was a gift from a good friend and i want thank him-- Wally you rock.
Also for people who live in Southern California Jeff 'Beachbum Berry' is having his Los Angeles book release party this Wednesday, April 28th, at Caña Rum Bar, at 7PM. This a great chance to glad hand the mastermind of Tiki archeology, the individual responsible for the 'rising' quality in (maybe 'returning quality to...') Tiki drinks and the catalyst to the resurgence of Tiki's popularity. Besides that-- he is one hell of guy (by all accounts), an excellent drink-smith in his own right and at Caña they are going to be featuring some of the drinks from Remixed so you can see for yourself that night.
In short it looks like this:
A chance to meet 'Beachbum' Berry, Tiki mixmaster/Historian and all around great guy, at Caña for the L.A. book release party of Remixed and rock out to some of the 'Bum's' own cocktails-- This WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010 at Cana Rum Bar, 7PM.
Here is 'Beachbum Berry's Blog which has some great comments and ideas about Remixed..
Also check out Rumdood's awesome series on 'Beachbum Berry', here . . .