Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It's Time To Chill . . .

Gelato flavors from Black Dog. (Photo: Black Dog Gelato)

No matter how old you get, one thing that never gets old is ice cream.

But since we're way too advanced in years to chase down the Good Humor guy's truck, it's time to get sophisticated when it comes to everyone's favorite summer treat.

Adam Seger's 'Pop-Up Bar,' $175 Cocktails, More!

Klug Farms' crimson rhubarb will be one of the ingredients in Adam Seger's cocktails this weekend at the pop-up bar at Lush Wine & Spirits. (Photo: Adam Seger)

Make plans Friday and Saturday to spend your evening at Lush Wine & Spirits in University Village, where cocktail king Adam Seger will host its first-ever "pop-up" lounge. He's bringing with him loads of lush fruits and herbs he snapped up at Green City Market, so expect some of the most inventive market-fresh cocktails you've ever tasted.

He's actually dubbed them "drink like you eat" inspired cocktails, and he'll make them with Seedlings strawberries, Smith Farms herbs, Klug Farms rhubarb and Flaming Fury cherries. Look for bourbon, organic gin, artisan tequila, Hum and Bell's Beer to add to the liquid joy. The setup will be omakase style, where guests will have the opportunity to offer input on the ingredients. Cocktails will be $9; or flight of three for $15.

To soak up all that booze, Lush will offer Bahn Mi sandwiches and Green Acres French breakfast radishes with cultured butter and fancy salt. And for those guests who order a bottle of hooch from Lush, Seger will create a signature customized cocktail recipe for them to take home. The event happens 6-10pm Friday and Saturday.

Ohhhhh, but there's so much more going down that you don't want to miss . . .