‘Storming the Sazerac’ has become an annual ritual at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans since September 23rd, 1949, when a platoon of women elbowed their way into the Sazerac Bar in a moment of civil disobedience, in pursuit of equal rights and a stiff drink.
Women had earned the right to vote nearly thirty years before, but women hadn’t yet fully made their way past the velvet ropes of the many de facto boy’s clubs across America. We Storm the Sazerac on 24th September in the Members’ Lounge to celebrate this infamous occasion…
Themed live music will be in full swing, as we wind back the clock and cross the pond to 1940s New Orleans. We will begin with a Sazerac cocktail, followed by a 3-course New Orleans-inspired lunch at 1pm. Members will have the opportunity to showcase their foxtrots and jives post-lunch, as we hit the dancefloor to the iconic beat of Dixieland jazz.
This event will be BYOB, so bring something that you would like to share with fellow ladies of the Club, however our Members’ Lounge wine list will also be available on the day.
It is helpful to note that we will make an addendum to our dress code policy for the evening, as we encourage Members to dress with a sartorial nod to post-war New Orleans style. Think ‘The New Look’, gloves, seamed stockings, shirtwaisters and pillbox hats…
Saturday 24th September
12.30 – Sazerac cocktail on arrival
13.00 – Lunch begins
15.30 – Event to close
Ladies are warmly encouraged to continue the celebrations in the Clubroom upstairs once the Members’ Lounge Lunch has drawn to a close…
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