Molecular Mixology Goes Mainstream With Pierre Hotel’s New Drinks
Drinkers may be used to seeing cocktail foams and alcoholic caviar at bars Downtown, but we think molecular mixology has officially gone mainstream now that the Two E Bar in the Pierre Hotel has announced a new slew of drinks. Sachin Hasan, the creator of the new menu, has used new ingredients like liqueur ravioli made with Crème de Cassis and the aforementioned caviar made with Grand Marnier. These techniques give “a totally different dimension to a cocktail, say Hasan. “It adds a showmanship behind the bar.”
Warming Up at the Pierre Hotel
Wednesday afternoon at one of my favorite hotels in the city.
You already know about The Pierre’s afternoon tea service, but I also like coming here to catch up with friends (Nora! Phyllis!) and have a drink or two…
Corporate Coffee- Royal Treatment
The place: Two E Bar and Lounge at the Pierre
The space: Royal tea service may not begin until 3pm, but the requisite treatment starts the moment you step in the door of the Two E Bar and Lounge. Descend the steps into the Alexandra Champalimaud-designed space, complete with carved wood pilasters, crown molding, and an Art Deco copper bar. The large round tables offer plenty of space to set up your laptop, host larger parties, or simply enjoy a solo moment with your tea, raised pinky and all…
Weekend Drink: Updating the Classics at The Pierre
School isn’t a word that leaps to mind when we think of The Pierre. But six times a year the drinks team in the hotel’s Two E bar/lounge cooks up a specialty cocktail menu. The night the drinks debut, Two E hosts a free mixology class where patrons can stop by, watch the team led by drinks maestro Sachin Hasan in action, and sample the new cocktails. Forget homework, but you can leave with a recipe or two.
You won’t see signs around the hotel touting the classes. But they’re not a secret, either, if you Like the hotel on Facebook.
We stopped by this week to bone up on the latest course — six classic cocktails refashioned for 21st century tastes.
A row of stylish shot glasses that looked like bud vases dressed the big gold-leaf Two E bar for the occasion. As Hasan explained, the idea was to celebrate key decades at the 82-year-old Pierre, from a 1930 Sazerac updated with Patron Anejo Tequila, Tenneyson Absinthe, Peychauds Bitter and homemade dark brown syrup……
OJ&B’s City Stops: Afternoon Tea at the Pierre
People always ask me about places that they must see/go to/experience in NYC. They want to know what’s fun and hot for food, entertainment and fashion. Because of this I have decided to start “OJ&B’s City Stops,” showcasing the things and places that are a must do in NYC.
The Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre Hotel is the perfect place to start OJ&B’s City Stops! The Pierre Hotel has always offered me a place of luxury without the snotty attitude ever since I moved to the city in 2010. Recently, I took my Mom and my Aunt to Two E in the Pierre Hotel during their first visit to NYC to try Two E’s Afternoon Tea.
I love the Pierre Hotel’s Afternoon Tea because you can take a luxurious break from the city without breaking your bank…
Weekend Drink: Barrel-Aged Cocktails at the Pierre
There they were, three barrel-aged drinks on the specialty cocktail menu at the Pierre Hotel’s Two E bar.
A trio of oak wood barrels sat on top of the bar, pert wood casks that look like something a St. Bernard on the lookout for avalanche victims in the Alps would wear. The three cocktails were anything but straight-up Negronis or Manhattans.
Aged Beauty consists of rum infused with vanilla beans for a week then aged for six weeks with rhubarb syrup and rhubarb biters…
Style Cartel: Celebrate The Seasonal Changes at Two E Bar/Lounge
There’s no better way to celebrate the seasonal changes than with a drink at Two E Bar/Lounge. Located in The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, New York, Two E has the design of a modern tea room, but the ambiance of the hippest hot spot in the city…
Summer Cocktails Launch at 2E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre
2E Bar/Lounge is offering infused, barrel-aged spirits in its summer cocktail offerings. Mixologist Sachin Hasan has come up with some unusual combinations for his repertoire including Ron Zacapa Rum infused with Vanilla Beans aged in the barrel for one week, Leblon Cachaça infused with date and figs aged in the barrel for 5 days and Old Overholt Rye Whiskey infused with orange zest and dried cherries aged in the barrel for one week…
Weekend Drink: Eleanor Roosevelt at The Pierre
Ah, Memorial Day Weekend – the ideal time to kick back with a start-of-summer cocktail, something refreshing and light with a touch of sweetness, like a drink made with . . . scotch?
The Two E Bar at The Pierre, a velvety, windowless lair that is one of our favorite midtown hotel bars, cooks up specialty drinks menus eight times a year. The latest features six cocktails that are named for famous women (the menu debuted on Mothers Day) and promise a preview taste of summer.
The Cleopatra sounds like a garden party — Bacardi, mint & basil sour mix, simple syrup, Campari and Champagne poured into a champagne flute. But leading the list is sterner sounding stuff – the Eleanor Roosevelt blended from Apry Brandy, Figenza Vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup — and Dewars Scotch. Summer in the Western Highlands? Or Hyde Park?
Afternoon Tea at The Pierre Hotel
I wanted to surprise my Mom for her upcoming birthday but I didn’t know how. Lucky enough for me, I saw a Groupon coupon for Afternoon Tea at The Pierre Hotel, Afternoon Tea Service for Two at half price! It was an idea from the heavens and i quickly made my purchase. It seemed other people felt the same way because there were over a thousand purchases for this and quickly sold out. This is just a little account of Afternoon Tea at The Pierre.
First off, The Pierre Hotel is a five-star hotel and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. My Mom and I made sure to dress up very nicely because this was such a special occasion. Not only is it my Mom’s birthday but we were having Afternoon Tea. Now before I go any further, I just wanted to explain my fascination with Afternoon Tea. I come from a middle class family where both my parents worked and I knew that I also had to work for a living. The idea that you could take a couple of hours off in the afternoon and have a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, and pastries was, for me, the height of decadence. My mother also shares this fascination. My brother just thinks it’s so pretentious.
NY Times: Grand Hotel Courts Hip With a Dance Party
April 11, 2010 | New York Times Thus far, Mr. Haque has been able to thread the needle between providing an energetic good time and meeting the rarefied expectations of the Pierre’s traditional clientele, as well as satisfying the co-op board that controls the building and the Taj hotel chain that operates it. Nonetheless, the party has a surprisingly open feel. It imposes no velvet rope, dress code or cover charge. And while the bar offers top-shelf libations — Veuve Clicquot, Johnnie Walkers Black and Blue, Macallan 25 — the budget-minded can easily nurse an $8 beer or one of the $14 specialty cocktails all night long…
“Mad Men” fans, head to Manhattan for a cocktail
NEW YORK — “Mad Men” fans, it’s time for a cocktail.
The return of the AMC show March 25 after a hiatus of a year and a half is cause for celebration, and there’s no better place to raise your glass than in Manhattan at one of Don Draper’s favorite haunts.
While many of the places name-dropped in “Mad Men” no longer exist — Lutece, the Stork Club, Toots Shor’s — there are plenty that do, among them P.J. Clarke’s, the Roosevelt Hotel and Sardi’s. Some Manhattan bars, clubs and hotels are even offering packages, drinks or viewing parties to mark the show’s return.
Of course, the series is filmed in California, so what you see on TV are well-researched sets, not real Manhattan bars. But “Mad Men” fans will not be disappointed by reality: Many of the establishments that turn up on the show retain a classy, retro vibe in real life, and can offer a fun, sophisticated setting for drinks or a meal.
Weekend Drink: Chocolate Cocktails at The Pierre
Chocolate cocktails sound pretty innocuous, but as we discovered on a recent visit to the lounge at the Pierre hotel, they’re oddly polarizing.
While keeping a friend company before she went to a dinner party upstairs, we spotted the bar’s Chocolate Cocktail Festival menu featuring eight drinks (five hot, three chilled) and two lavish desserts, $14 each.
The Robb Report interviews Two E Bar/Lounge’s Bartender, Paul Johnson
With buzzwords like artisanal and bespoke taking over cocktail menus everywhere, it’s hard to tell which of the many suspender-wearing bartenders is the real deal. Our money’s on Paul Johnson, who works behind the bar at Two E Bar/Lounge at New York’s swank Pierre hotel and gushes historical cocktail facts even as he crafts nuanced drink after drink, tailored to customers’ desires. We sat down with him to talk NYC mixology.
Jazz Nights in Two E Bar and Lounge
We are always on the lookout for good jazz spots in this city. Elegant places to also sit for a good drink and unwind from the day. Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel has been on our list for a long time – Woody Allen plays there on Monday nights! But alas, the $125 cover charge deters us just a bit. I recently learned that Two e Bar/Lounge at The Pierre does Tuesday jazz nights, so Pierre (who was happy to visit a hotel with the same name) and I joined Nora and friends for an evening of drinks and music. I was surprised by the price of the drinks – $14 cocktails. Right on par with most cocktail bars in the city…and in a gorgeous hotel nonetheless. They host jazz nights in the same room as afternoon tea, only with the lights turned low.
Amanda Russell Gives Tips on How to Attend Holiday Parties and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Lifestyle/Fitness personality, Amanda Russell celebrates the Holidays at Two E Bar/Lounge’s Rumor Party
Frosch Insider calls Two E Bar/Lounge “one of New York’s up and coming hotspots”!
The Pierre is home to one of New York’s up and coming hotspots, Two E Bar/Lounge. The lounge/bar features classic and traditional cocktails meticulously crafted from the freshest ingredients, and a champagne list that introduces little-known producers, along with a coffee bar and traditional afternoon tea. A menu from Executive Chef Stephane Becht compliments the beverage options, with light fare and small plates to share available until midnight. Be sure to try the hotel’s signature The Pierre Salad, the perfect lunch on a busy day of holiday shopping or after a stroll in Central Park.
Pamela Jacobs, self-proclaimed Travel-holic, suppresses her need to travel with a night out at Two E for a little live Jazz and our Taste of the World Cocktails.
The other night, while the itch to get away was particularly strong, I decided to go to The Pierre, one of the city’s best hotels, that old NY gem located on Fifth Avenue just across from Central Park. I had heard they just introduced “Live @ Two E” , a no-cover jazz music series every Tuesday evening between 6:30 and 9:30pm. The classy, swanky jazz night takes places in the equally classy, swanky Two E lounge at the hotel, and the moment I walked in, I knew it was just what the doctor ordered…
HotelChatter.com helps you “Jazz up your NYC Stay” with Two E Bar/Lounge listed among the top three hotel bars to hear live jazz.
Every Tuesday night at The Pierre‘s Two E Bar, guests can sip glasses ($18) or bottles ($80) of Piper Heidstick Jean Paul Gaultier Brut Champagne, a limited edition bubbly not found elsewhere the city. An exclusive “Taste of the World” cocktail menu (currently available through January 3), including delicious creations like the Canadian Maple (Mount Gay rum, maple syrup, and lime, $14) and the African Safari (Hennessy VS, fresh tangerine juice, tamarind paste, citrus syrup and Tio Pepe, $14), is available during the hotel’s weekly jazz night, “Live @ Two E.” Running from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Hank Lane plays jazz guitar and string bass to a well-to-do crowd. No cover.
Citysip.com highlights Two E Bar/Lounge’s “Taste of the World” Cocktails among the top Autumn cocktails in NYC
We’ve said it before. Hotels can in fact turn out stellar cocktail programs. In this case, the posh Pierre Hotel’s fall friendly list can be found at their Two E Bar. Melt into one of the comfy banquettes and start with the Canadian Maple that’s made of Mount Gay Rum, real maple syrup and lime-juice.
Overnight New York The Blog: Weekend Drink: Classic Mai Tai at the Pierre
When we strolled into the Two E Bar at the Pierre, a glamorous, windowless, black-and-white lounge with silk throw pillows on the banquettes, we never dreamed we’d wind up with a dark orange drink sporting an orchid and a paper umbrella. But atop our black-lacquered cocktail table stood a flier announcing the Two E Tiki Festival.
Among the seven selections priced at $14: Polynesian Fashion (Mount Gay Rum, brown sugar syrup, bitters, kumquats and raspberries) and Island Hopper (light rum, lychee syrup, white cranberry juice, cantaloupe and orange bitters). Sugar shock anyone?
Guest of a Guest was spotted at the Tiki Social
Last night CitiSip.com hosted a #Tiki Social at the Pierre Hotel’s Two E Bar/Lounge in celebration of Social Media Day. The event featured signature Tiki cocktails by mixologist Tobin Ellis, of Las Vegas’s BarMagic and Social Mixology. Guests enjoyed the summer luau theme while mingling and relaxing to the beats of DJ Jack Fetterman & Gina of the Jungle.
Social Media Day events were organized by various companies catering to bloggers, tweeters, and anyone involved in the viral media world. Guests who tweeted, posted or blogged anything about the event were treated to a complimentary cocktail.
Luxury on the Light Side
For a quick but stylish meal with a business associate or as a treat for someone special, Two E Bar/Lounge at the Pierre luxury hotel off Central Park is a safe option.
The watermelon salad is topped with crumbled goat cheese, pepper and extra virgin olive oil ($22) and seems just right for a hot summer day.
The Vietnamese-style crab paper roll is tangy and filling, with its crabmeat, spring onion, cucumber and herbs ($24). If crabmeat isn’t your favorite, try the prosciutto panini with its mozzarella cheese, red tomato and basil pesto packed in ciabatta bread ($21).
Taste of The High Life
Blaine Ashley of Citysip.com references Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre, New York in her recent article about the High Life of the cocktail scene in New York for the May edition of Tasting Table Magazine.
Thrillist Martini Week
Two E Bar/Lounge helped kick off Thrillist’s Martini week on Monday April 4, 2011 at the The Kitchen NYC on east 44th street. Mixologist Paul Johnson showcased the Two E Bar/Lounge’s ‘Pierre Aviation’ cocktail amongst other participating bars and their demonstrations. For the full listing of participating venues, please visit Thrillist Martini Week
Orange Juice and Biscuits’ Guide To NYE in NYC!
FIVE! FOUR! THREE! TWO! ONE! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It is time to wave farewell to 2010 and say “HEY BOO” to 2011! I love New Year’s Eve because you can dress in really fun and fab clothes and prepare for a fresh start! For me, it is really important to ring in the new year with a lot of fun, friends and fierceness. This means that you have to pick the perfect venue that is just right for you and your crew. There are thousands of events in NYC so how does one choose? Never fear OJ&B is here!
The Pierre Hotel invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2011
The Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre hotel is inviting you to ring in the New Year . The Alexandra Champalimaud designed space features a striking art deco copper bar as its centerpiece which artfully balances the old world detailing on the classic columns and moldings.
2E Lounge in the Pierre New York has been named one of the top 10 bars in New York City. Besides being located in one of the city’s most luxurious and pricey hotels, the 2E Lounge in The Pierre has one of the best mixologists in the City hands down. Their cocktail list is unbelievably creative; even going as far to create one based on your own personality.
Top Ten New York Hotel Bars
Besides being located in one of the city’s most luxurious and pricey hotels, the 2E Lounge in The Pierre has one of the best mixologists, hands down. Their seasonal cocktail list is unbelievably creative; they’ll even create one based on your personality!
Rumor Thursdays at Two E Bar/Lounge At The Pierre Hotel!
I recently had the chance to experience Rumor Thursdays at Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre Hotel and witnessed slash participated in the weekly dance party! Rumor Thursdays is the place to dance and sip custom cocktails in the swank lobby bar at the Pierre Hotel. The NY Times acclaimed party attracts an eclectic crowd from all walks of life and brings them together in a way that blends the hippest night clubs of downtown and the sophisticated aura of the upper east side. Two E, named for the bar’s location at 2 East 61st Street, features classic cocktails meticulously crafted from the freshest ingredients, a coffee bar and afternoon tea. A menu from Executive Chef Stephane Becht complements the many beverage options, with light fare and small plates to share available until 12 a.m. While my friends and I were there we enjoyed amazing bottle service and snacked on delicious yucca an plantain snacks!
New York Extremes in a Glass of Wine
Do not assume New York City is “a city”. It is a collection of villages within a city. In fact why bother calling it New York City. It’s really Manhattan divided by 22 or so. As geographical and ethnic boundaries go so do a couple of wine bars. Drop in for a glass of wine at two distinct villages in Manhattan and see two different worlds of wine. While you may not be able to afford staying at the landmark The Pierre on 2 East 61st Street surely you can shell out $12 for the cheapest wine by the glass at their “Upper East Side” Two E Bar Lounge. Super mellow art deco shouts out “Relax”.
The Pierre: Where to Watch The World Cup
So what are you doing for the World Cup final? Whether you are rooting for Spain or the Netherlands, there needs to be a game plan. May I suggest the PUMA Social Club? I won’t bore you to tears with a description, since you likely all ready know about the South Street Seaport space and I have been babbling about it for weeks now. I will note that you will be surrounded by hundreds of your fellow fans in the Red Bar outdoor garden space. If you have spent $100 or more on PUMA gear while they have been in town, you will get automatic access to air-conditioned component of the Club. Since it bears repeating, start spending…
OJ&B Talks Social Media Style At The Pierre Hotel’s Sangria Social!
The Pierre Hotel’s bar, Two E, had a Sangria Social to celebrate Social Media Day on Wednesday, June 30th and Orange Juice and Biscuits was thrilled to be an official host! Two E celebrated Social Media Day with $18 carafes in five different flavors. Everyone who blogged, tweeted or put up a Facebook post about the event and printed it out was treated with a free glass of sangria! …
New Social Experience at The Pierre
Recently I had attended a social media event at the Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre hotel on Central Park. While making new friends, business connections and sipping my delicious Apple Black cocktail I re-discovered this NYC iconic hotel and its 100 million dollar renovated beauty. While walking around The Pierre and taking pictures I fantasized about: getting into the white glove staffed elevator, sneaking inside a luxurious suite, lounging around in the hotel’s signature plush robe and enjoying my favorite music on the in-room Bose Home Theater system. Then would come a good work out after indulging in around the clock room service at the 24-hour fitness center, which is more impressive then a lot of gyms out there. Where else but The Pierre would you find hand-painted murals and Italian marble next to an Elliptical machine. My decadent Pierre stay fantasy would include many of its personalized services ranging from unpacking and packing to a complimentary car services to a Broadway play…
The Informed Traveler: “Tea Time in New York”
We’re a little giddy over the $100 million renovation of The Pierre, the Fifth Avenue flagship of Taj Hotels, which we reported in June. The guestrooms have gotten a marvelous makeover. What’s more– the Central Park luxury hotel has opened Two E, a bar and lounge designed by Alexandra Champalimaud with custom furniture and a central bronze bar. Curious about the name? It’s derived from the hotel’s address at 2 East 61st Street…
Insatiable Critic: “Pierre Hotel: Room Service”
September 28, 2009 | Insatiable Critic “Meet us in Room TwoE at The Pierre,” my friend Susan had said. “We’ll have small plates.” Like the Road Food Warrior and me, Susan and Bob alternate between delicious excess and small plates. She didn’t say but I was guessing we would be sipping a Strawberry Ridge red from Bob and Susan’s Connecticut winery, on the hotel’s wine list. Taj Hotels has just started to announce the grand opening of their $100 million redo of The Pierre and the world has not yet arrived. Restaurant Caprice, a seed of the hot London canteen, is a month away from opening. The path from Fifth Avenue to the check-in desk is nearly deserted as we search for TwoE…
The Inn Spot at The Pierre
Yet-undiscovered Two E specializes in small plates.
Meet us in room Two E at The Pierre,” my friend Susan said. “We’ll have small plates.” She didn’t say, but I was guessing we also would be sipping a Strawberry Ridge red off the hotel’s wine list from the Connecticut winery she runs with her husband, Bob. Taj Hotels has just announced the grand opening of its $100 million redo of The Pierre, and the world has not yet arrived. The path from Fifth Avenue to the check-in desk is nearly deserted as we search for Two E. And then we spy a bar on the left, framed by a dramatic Georgian entry, down a few steps. Off to the left, seated in Architectural Digest-worthy splendor, are our pals in a group of six. Steven and I pull up heavy side chairs and start sipping Merlot. We also catch up on the bar-lounge’s freebie snacks—super crisp potato chips, olives and nubbins of parmesan…
Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook Feature
The Unofficial Mad Med Cookbook features Two E Bar/Lounge’s “Irish Coffee” as Don Draper tried seducing Rachel Menken while rekindling their affair in the Tea Room, now known as Two E Bar/Lounge.