A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 26, 2018
Café Brûlot (Café Brûlot Diabolique)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Antoine’s
Cafe Brulot
Antoine’s is also known for Cafe Brulot, a drink made from coffee, orange liqueur, cinnamon stick, sugar, cloves and lemon peels. At Antoine’s, the coffee is customarily flamed when it is served as part of a dessert course.

(Oxford English DIctionary)
café brûlot n.  [after French brûlot (1843 denoting a mixture of an alcoholic drink and sugar burned and added to a cup of coffee)] U.S. (orig. and chiefly Louisiana) coffee flavoured with a mixture of sugar, spices, citrus peel, and brandy, which has been ignited and allowed to burn for a short while; orig. in café brûlot diabolique.
[1894 K. Chopin Bayou Folk 120 She arranged his after-dinner brûlot,—a lump of sugar in a flaming teaspoonful of brandy, dropped into a tiny cup of black coffee.]
1902 Proc. Louisiana Bar Assoc. 65 Café Brulot Diabolique.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, May 26, 2018 • Permalink