Cure sparked the restoration of uptown New Orleans’ Freret Street corridor in the wake of the flooding following Hurricane Katrina. En route to winning numerous honours, Cure also helped restore craft cocktails to the Crescent City and much of the US South. Over a decade since opening, Cure’s modern interior is still filled daily with destination drinkers and regulars alike. Working in front of the most extensive backbar in a city famed for spirits, the Cure team shake and stir with grace.
The cocktail list – a collaboration between founder Neal Bodenheimer, CureCo beverage director Matt Young and lead bartender Liz Kelley – offers clean, balanced and bright original cocktails inspired by the Southern palate. The talented team collaborate with the bartenders to create a rotating menu of seasonal cocktails. Those in search of a superlative sipper will find solace in the Reserve Cocktail List featuring an assortment of booze-forward classic cocktails mixed with very top-shelf ingredients. Under the supervision of chef Fredo Nogueria, the kitchen offers snacks like trout dip, mussels conserve and caviar as well as an impressive array of charcuterie and cheeses.