Last night I had the opportunity to attend the Atlanta launch for Sidney Frank’s American Harvest Organic Spirit at Midtown restaurant Abbatoir and I have to say it was quite the interesting event. I say interesting because I learned quite a few things about the Sidney Frank brand and American Harvest. For instance American Harvest marks Sidney Frank’s return to the vodka category since Grey Goose was sold for an absurd amount of money several years ago. Two billion dollars to be exact and yes that’s billion with a “B.”
Liquor factoids aside it turned out to be a great event. I tried out several American Harvest cocktails and I have to say my favorite of the night was the “Local Harvest” which was made with American Harvest, basil, cucumber, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice. I also tried American Harvest straight to get a feel for how the spirit tastes by itself and it does have a very clean flavor. There was also a very subtle vanilla flavor going on with the spirit or maybe my taste buds were playing games with me. On top of the various American Harvest cocktails guests were also treated to a small buffet featuring shrimp, chicken tenders, fresh vegetables, and more. Later in the evening the Atlanta Community Food Bank was presented with a check on behalf of Sidney Frank and American Harvest and “Top Chef” Richard Blais led everyone in a toast.