While the world fell apart during the 1920's, inside the speakeasies the rebellious youth of America created their own defiant version of opulence and fun. Despite lawlessness and poverty, the Roaring 20's will forever be glorified for the decade's glamorous style with a kick of reckless abandon. Hollywood and its fans will re-pique our interest in the era with Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel "The Great Gatsby," which stars the dreamy Leo DiCaprio and hits theaters on May 10.
Solera and Cheshire (647 South Ave., lower and upper levels, respectively focusing on wine and cocktails) will hold a Roaring 20's party on Wednesday, May 8, to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the film. The fête gets going at 5 p.m. and will wind up around 11 p.m. There has arguably never been a more delicious decade for drinking. Think gin rickeys, mint juleps, champagne, sauternes, and various classic cocktails. Or try one of Cheshire's Gatsby-inspired creations like the old school, old money "East Egg," finished with house-made tobacco bitters; or the sparkling "West Egg," which is garnished with 24 karat gold.
Admission is free. Dress to impress! For more information, call 232-3070 or visit solerawinebar.com.