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$100 martinis: Can you drink wit dat, dawg?

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 29, 2006 at 2:28 pm | No Comments »
April 29, 2006 2:28 pm

Further proof that Tacoma is no longer a restaurant backwater: The spirits inside El Gaucho just got a whole lot swankier.

Sixteen customers with money to drink each spent $100 on El Gaucho’s new “bling-bling of martinis” one night last week.

How do you pour a C-note in a glass?

Stoli Elit Vodka, Grand Marnier 150 and Courvoisier.

Garnish with chutzpah.

At a hundred bucks, be sure to ask for it shaken and stirred.

The $100 martini is part of Lee Lewis’ martini makeover at El Gaucho. For those who think $100 is too much for a cocktail, there are $85 side cars, $70 margaritas and $35 “smoked” martinis with caperberries and a drop of Laphroaig 30-year-old scotch.

There are also plenty of plebian-priced drinks. Here’s a martini menu PDF.

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