Cane and Table should be open later this month, and all of New Orleans is buzzing about the new venture.
The concept for the new bar came from the same team as popular NOLA spots Cure and Bellocq. Nick Detrich, the driving force behind the restaurant and bar, says, “It’s going to be the kind of bar that traces the evolution of drinking culture in America as it relates to rum.” This will be carried out through drinks like Colonial punches, obscure proto-cocktails called calibogus, and tiki drinks. The bar is more than just a lesson on how rum affected the world. But more importantly, it’s a showcase of drinks that were embraced by port cities everywhere, including the bar’s home city.
The bar will be housed in a building on Lower Decatur that used to hold Russian-themed bar Pravda. The building has an interesting history; it was closed for illegal prostitution in 1951. The bar hopes to embrace a breezy, open atmosphere – the kind of place where sailors would want to unwind.
Cane and Table should open in late July before Tales of the Cocktail.