Tokyo Whiskey and Peking Duck Draw Crowds During the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

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Photographed during the Japan-inspired Mixology session on Monday, May 12 at Angel's Share (8 Stuyvesant Street).

During last night's Japan-inspired mixology event (presented by Japanese vodka maker Ao) at Angel’s Share, Manubu Ohtake of Tokyo's Palace Hotel Royal Bar spoke of how Japanese bartenders place a premium on offering quiet comfort over entertainment. Be that as it may, the crowds at this weekend's Manhattan Cocktail Classic grew clamorous for Japanese spirits.

The Hibiki party drew crowds on Thursday night to Industria Studio, and that same enthusiasm for eastern flavor was apparent Saturday night on Hudson Street, where RedFarm owner Ed Schoenfeld's newly opened Decoy welcomed diners downstairs to a five-course pairing of Midnight Classic Cocktails & Peking Duck.

Photos by Adam Robb for The Village Voice.

See also: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Kicks Off at the New York Public Library

Published on May 13, 2014

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