Ciudad: A Night of Rum and Cigars on the Patio

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr Shot by ldandersen

Flickr shot by ldandersen

Ciudad, Downtown restaurant of The Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and Zaya Rum are offering an awesome deal for those who want to spend a fancy night under the stars on a downtown patio with a cigar, four cocktails and four courses while not breaking the bank. Yup, this Rum and Cigars on the Patio event is only $55 (if you join their free-to-join frequent buyer program aka Ciudad Good Neighbors) or $68 general admission. Quite a deal if you consider that cocktails here usually cost about $12 each and you get a hand-rolled see-gar and food, too!

Here’s the yummy-sounding menu of the cocktail (featuring Zaya Gran Reserva 12-Year-Old Estate Rum) and food (by Ciudad Executive Chef Jeremy Tummel) pairings:

  • Zaya “Champagne” Cocktail: blood orange bitters, lime, sparkling water, crushed ice

  • Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad: shaved baby fennel, olives, citrus, chile threads

  • Zaya Supremo Mojito: fresh mint, lime, sugar, hand muddled

  • Caribbean Shrimp Cakes: green papaya and mango slaw, jalapeno ginger jelly

  • **Zaya Manhattan:**Carpano Antica Formula vermouth, aromatic bitters, Serrano ham-wrapped bing cherry

  • Star Anise Scented Duck Confit: cherry brioche stuffing, squash blossom salad

  • Zaya Straight: in a snifter with a hand rolled cigar

  • Cajeta Flan: organic goat milk flan, warm caramel sauce

Make your reservations asap by calling (213) 486-5171.

Now, back to that Ciudad Good Neighbors program. Apparently it’s like a frequent flyer program that’s free to join, you get a membership card and you get benefits like priority reservations and 15% discount every time you dine at the restaurant.

EVENT: THURSDAY, JUNE 11 from 7pm to 10pm

445 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90071 (map)
Reservations: (213) 486-5171