Last week, I was lucky enough to meet and have some drinks with the cast of the Tony-Award winning current Broadway hit, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
The Midtown-West Greek restaurant Molyvos, named for the traditional seaside village on the Greek island of Lesvos, hosted a night of “Cocktails with the Cast of Cinderella” and, along with some fans of the show, we were all sipping Wine Director Kamal Kouiri’s cocktail creation, Blue Aegean, dubbed The Glass Slipper for this occassion.
Containing Absolut Hibiskus, a floral and pomegranate-flavored vodka, Cointreau, citrus juice, and Blue Curacao liqueur, this deliciously ice-blue-colored concoction isn’t as fragile as its name will lead you to believe and, in the words of the bartender who made them for us, “drink enough of these and the Glass Slipper will break YOU.”
Joining us right after finishing up their evening performance was some of the cast of Cinderella including, among others, Ella heself, Laura Osnes, as well as Heidi Giberson, Kendal Hartse, Robert Hartwell, Laura Irion, Adam Jepsen, Andy Jones, Cody Williams and, as her castmates put it, the one who really always wears the best shoes, Shonica Gooden in her funky pink and white cut-out platforms.
In the coming month, until September 22nd, 2013, Cinderella ticket holders will be able to enjoy an exclusive 10% off dinner at both Molyvos and, the Livanos family’s sister Italian restaurant, Abboccato with proof of tickets. Check out their impressive wine lists, pre-fix or a-la carte menus and try out a Glass Slipper for yourself, or have a few of them and find your own princess, or Charming.
See you on Great White Way or maybe the white sandy beaches in Greece.
– Mike J
Photos courtesy of Molyvos and by Mike J for Socially Superlative