Cocktails with a Curator: Riesener, 'Commode' and 'Secrétaire'

July 10, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he explores the royal provenance of two pieces of furniture at the Frick made by Jean-Henri Riesener. Sometimes overlooked by visitors, Xavier encourages us to take a closer look at this exquisite commode and secrétaire set. In celebration of these works of art and the upcoming Bastille Day, this week’s complementary cocktail is the Kir Royale.

Cocktail Recipe

Kir Royale
1/2 Crème de Cassis
1/2 Chilled champagne

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Mocktail Recipe

1/2 Blackberry syrup
1/2 Chilled ginger ale




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