Tuesday, June 24

Wicked cocktails at Bambara

You know I adore all things evil and wicked. And cocktails!

WICKED," Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, has worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. Austin Craig, head bartender at Bambara, a Kimpton restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City, will delight dining guests with a new roster of "wicked good" signature cocktails when they join Bambara for a pre-theatre meal for the nine week run of “WICKED from July 9 through August 24. For Sunday matinees at 1 p.m., Bambara's new weekend brunch is a great precursor to the show. Bambara will also open early on Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. so guests can make it to the 6:30 p.m. curtain call.

"Many guests love dining with us pre-theatre and we wanted to surprise them by offering a line of specialty cocktails just for the show," said Guy Wheelwright, Bambara’s general manager. "They are wickedly good and are guaranteed to help get people in a theatrical mood!"

The “Vault” is offering six different “WICKED”-inspired specialty drinks during the show’s production run from July 9 through August 24, including: 

Green with Elphie
Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Midori Liquor, Pineapple Juice, Sweet & Sour, Served in a Champagne Flute $10

Dr. Dillamond's Dram
Appleton Rum, Grenadine, Cranberry, Orange & Pineapple Juice, Float Myer’s Rum $10

Flying Monkey
Absolut Vanilla, Coffee Liqueur, Shot of Espresso, Shaken & Served Chilled $10

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Dash Bitters $10

Elphaba's Elixer
Boodles Gin, Prosecco, Ginger Beer $11

Madame Morrible's Mead
Espolon Tequila, Peach Schnapps, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice$11

About WICKED: Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED, by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman and based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment WeeklyFor more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.

Tickets are available at all ArtTix outlets, online at ArtTix.org, by phone at 801.355.ARTS (2787). WICKED will play July 9 – August 24 at the Capitol Theatre.  Show times are TuesdayThursday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 6:30pm with matinees Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 pm; Saturday at 2:00 pm; and Sunday at 1:00 pm.  Presented in Salt Lake City by Broadway Across America Utah.

Bambara is located at 202 South Main Street and is open daily for breakfast and dinner, weekdays for lunch and a new Sunday Brunch with extended hours. Dinner appetizers at Bambara range from $8-$16; salads $9-$14; entrees $29 to $43 with $6 sides. Lunch items range from $4 to $20. For reservations, please call 801-363-5454 or visit www.bamabara-slc.com.

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