Mmm, delicious and artistic — brilliant combination:
The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, in transitioning its look from country club to nightclub, commissioned modern art as part of its $20 million glam-up. Once the big, bold abstracts were in place, the bar staff invented specialty drinks for each one. “It was a team effort,” said food and beverage manager Kerem Kendigelen, noting that mixologist Carlos Ruiz oversaw the libation creation. Three artists attended last week’s grand opening of Lumen, the downtown hotel’s hip new bar. The private reception introduced the pairing of canvas and cocktail. – from Atlanta
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.