Cocktails with a Curator: Saint-Porchaire Ware

April 9, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he delves into the mystery of three rare Saint-Porchaire objects currently on view in a room featuring enamels and clocks on the third floor of Frick Madison. Much remains unknown about 16th-century Saint-Porchaire ware—exquisite pieces inlaid with colored clay and embellished with three-dimensional reliefs—but an ongoing Frick research project recently identified an exciting potential link between the great French ceramicist Bernard Palissy and a lizard on one of the ewers at the Frick. This week’s complementary cocktail is a classic French American drink, the Boulevardier.

Cocktail Recipe

1 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Campari
on the rocks
garnish with orange peel

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


Shirley Temple
Ginger ale
Grenadine syrup
onthe rocks
garnish with Maraschino cherries


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