Cocktails with a Curator

Upcoming YouTube Episode(s)

Saint-Porchaire Ware
Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator
Friday, April 9, 5:00 p.m.

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.

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Glazed earthenware ewer, similar to a pitcher, with grotesque designs and patterns


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Cocktail Recipe

Boulevardier
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.

Mocktail

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


About the YouTube Series: Cocktails with a Curator

The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event.

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

Video recordings are available on our website, and YouTube.

"Cocktails with a Curator" Series Image: Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699–1779), Still Life with Plums (detail), ca. 1730. Oil on canvas (lined), 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (45.1 x 50.2 cm). The Frick Collection, New York.