If you couldn’t make it to our first TGIF event or really enjoyed the first one then we have some good news for you. This Friday we’re having another happy hour at the museum and this time we’ll be offering something a little unusual. Instead of wine, we’ll be serving absinthe, the other iconic French drink. We’ll be staging our own l’heure verte (the green hour) from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., just as Gauguin would have.
“The first stage is like ordinary drinking, the second when you begin to see monstrous and cruel things, but if you can persevere you will enter in upon the third stage where you see things that you want to see, wonderful curious things.” – Oscar Wilde on drinking absinthe
The Green Muse, El Diablo Verde, the Green Curse of France, whatever you call it absinthe is a force to be reckoned with. This highly alcoholic liquor made of distilled herbs most notably wormwood, green anise, and fennel tastes like black licorice and looks like Scope.