Grey Goose Ice Chamber at Chambers Hotel: Worth a chilly visit?
|Ice, ice baby|
But is the igloo gimmick worth a visit? And just as important, what cocktails they are serving in D'Amico Kitchen's icy hut?
|Heather and Janet, our lovely servers|
A small but fierce crowd marked the debut of the Ice Chamber at Eden, wedged in the courtyard in front of a huge pile of snow. Huddled around the gas fire, the brave and the chilly drank from the menu of various Grey Goose concoctions. As an added bonus for opening night, Grey Goose gals handed out samples--like the White Out Martini with GG, peppermint liqueur, Creme de Cacao, and cream. It looked like melted snow straight up. Others enjoyed the Matador, made of GG Citron, Cointreau, cranberry juice, and Red Bull.
|A Matador and a fire|
Other drink options include the orangy 3 Aranciatas, the Fragoli Fizz, and the Velvet Iced Coffee. In addition, all GG flavors were available in martinis or ice shot glasses.
|Icy photo op - and a piece of temporary art|
So is it worth a waddle out into the snow and ice? For sure! The ice chamber/fire pit combo is an old classic that can't be beat. Throw in premium vodka drinks, ice shot glasses, a fun-loving crowd, and an ice carving that you can stick your faces into for a photo op and you've got a good way to embrace rather than fight the weather.
The ice chamber will be open to the public Thursday through Saturday evenings and for private events the rest of the week. Michael and Andrew from Los Angeles showed the Hot Dish how to properly enjoy a good chunk of ice. Thanks guys!
|Photo op: Say "freeze"|
Grey Goose Ice Chamber at Le Méridian Chambers Hotel
Thursday - Saturday, 5 p.m. to close through the spring, weather permitting