Night School

Night School at the Sorrento is a collaboration between The Sorrento Hotel, Michael Hebb, an array of intellectuals, artists, writers, filmmakers, mixologists, chefs and the leading cultural institutions in the Northwest.

Twice a month the Sorrento Hotel will be hosting one of the countries leading liquor savants and dedicating the bar at The Hunt Club to an investigation of the American cocktail. We have quietly put out invitations to the members of a small group of extraordinary bartenders, mixologists, and distillers that are re-shaping the American cocktail. Many have called this new school of mixology a “revolution” – regardless of terminology something very interesting is afoot and we are putting ourselves smack dab in the middle of the action.

Drinking Lesson guests can expect an animated two hour lesson in the preparation and history of three distinct cocktails. To temper the stiff drinks Chef Matthew Mina will pepper the evening with a few small bites from the Hunt Club kitchen. Guests will receive a copy of our quarterly Drinking Lesson recipe books in the mail in the weeks following the lesson. Sessions are limited to twelve individuals only.

In an effort to not only imbibe – but also to document the new American cocktail we are honored to be partnering with the web-based cooking encyclopedia Foodista will have staff on hand at all Drinking Lesson events to document the recipes, transcribe them to the web in real time, and create a web-based event out of the proceedings so that people around the globe can take part in the intimate experience at the bar.

Email for reservations and check out the site (above) for more information.