Tonight: Audrey Saunders Welcomes Naomi Schimek, The Spare Room Beverage Director

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Mixologist Audrey Saunders, of the Bemelmans Bar reopening in The Carlyle and Soho’s The Pegu Club, is pretty much a spirits goddess in the New York area and beyond. She’s in town today for a “ladies night” of sorts to welcome fellow bartendress extraordinaire Naomi Schimek to her new position as Beverage Director at The Spare Room.

Naomi, who was mentored by Audrey in her early days, is paving the way for her and other women mixologists to make a splash in a scene that’s known for being a boys club. In honor of Naomi’s new title, Audrey is presenting a six drink guest menu at The Spare Room tonight and will help debut the gaming parlor’s new fall menu, which includes Schimek’s own salute to her mentor – the “Ode to Aud” cocktail. Now this sounds absolutely tasty:

Japanese cherry green tea infused Plymouth Gin, Green Chartreuse, lemon, egg white, jasmine essence

Let’s help the Spare Room co-creators Marc Rose and Med Abrous in helping to welcome these two extraordinary women. Tonight’s festivities are sponsored by Plymouth Gin.

See you tonight!

Monday, October 10th

8 PM

The Spare Room
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Mezzanine Level)
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028