Monday, September 11th 

Chef Traci Des Jardins invites alumni bar managers and chefs back to Jardinière to throw one epic cocktail party! We are welcoming back chef’s to create bites for the evening including: Douglas Keane (Two Birds/One Stone, Cyrus), Robbie Lewis (Presidio Foods), Morgan Mueller (The Butcher’s Table), Deepak Kaul (Bhuna), and Richard Reddington (REDD) to name only a few.

Cocktails will be flowing all night and will feature the likes of Thad Vogler (Trou NormandBar Agricole), Elizabeth Takeuchi-Krist (The Starling), Brian MacGregor (Edrington) and Greg Stone (Jardinière, Public House).

Proceeds from the nights ticket sales will benefit the National First Responders Organization Foundation.

Purchase GA tickets $95 |  6:30-9:30


VIP Access | 5:30-9:30

With VIP tickets you will have all of the perks listed above, PLUS early admission and exclusive gifts.

Included in your VIP Package: Your VIP ticket grants you early access to the cocktails and canapés party, and a special gift including a signed copy of Thad Vogler’s debut cocktail book By The Smoke & The Smell: My search for the rare and sublime on the spirits trail.

I have always admired Thad and his purist’s pursuit of artisan-made spirits. He is an explorer at heart, and a natural born teacher who we can all learn from.” –Alice Waters

In By the Smoke & the Smell, spirits expert Thad Vogler takes you around the world, celebrating the vivid characters who produce hand-made spirits like rum, scotch, cognac and mezcal. From the mountains of Mexico and the forbidden distilleries of Havana, to the wilds of Scotland and the pastoral corners of France and beyond, this adventure will change the way you drink.

Thad Vogler was the bar manager at Jardinière before moving out on his own to open two stellar resturants in San Francisco. He will be one of four alumni beverage masters creating cocktails for this special evening.

Purchase VIP tickets $125