San Francisco has a long history with pisco, and there’s perhaps no one who knows it better than author Guillermo Toro-Lira. And you’ll have a chance to meet and drink with him on Monday December 13th for a book signing and seminar at PISCO LATIN LOUNGE. The author of Wings of Cherubs has spent a decade researching San Francisco’s original signature cocktail, the Pisco Punch, made famous by barkeeper Duncan Nicol. Toro-Lira’s new and just recently published History of Pisco in San Francisco is a scrapbook of firsthand historical documentation related to the pre-Prohibition history of Peru’s pisco brandy in San Francisco. It includes oral stories, pictures of people, places and antique objects, advertisements, newspaper clippings, letters, legal documents, old cocktail recipes, and more —much of it published for the first time. Come by from 6pm-9pm for a book signing, stories, and if you buy a copy of the book (only $20—retails for $24.99 on Amazon), you get a free pisco cocktail of your choice (sponsored by Barsol Pisco). 1817 Market St. at Octavia, 415-874-9951.
Monday Dec 13, 2010
Pisco Latin Lounge
1817 Market St. at Octavia, San Francisco