Posted by Jason Sheehan on March 12th, 2013
Over on the CBS3 site, they got an interview with Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal where the two talk all about the vibe at Emmanuelle (the little cocktail bar that opened behind PYT at the Piazza), the decor, the new cocktail list they’re working on and the punches that they feature. And all of that is just fine.
But buried down at the bottom of the story are the two most important things I’ve heard about the place since it opened.
Thing 1: They have a band that plays there called the Hong Kong Cavaliers. Those who get the reference will understand exactly how cool that is. Hey, wherever you go, there you are…
Thing 2: Emmanuelle is planning on expanding once the weather turns nice–and that expansion will take the form of an outdoor tiki bar. Will this be the place that finally make Philly’s tiki dreams come true?
Yes. Unless Duke’s gets its act together and beats them to the punch.
Punch, get it?
Yeah, it’s just that kind of day…
Emmanuelle Adds A Little Punch To Its Cocktail Mix [CBS Philly]
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Posted by Tara Nurin on November 16th, 2012
Ever since they left The Farmer’s Cabinet, things have been relatively quiet on the Phistian (that’s Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal to us non-celeb types) front, as they’ve flitted around the city and the country these past few months, gypsy bartending, writing cocktail menus and spending time with Esmon’s family in North Carolina. But now they’re back, at least for the moment, and they’ve arrived with a purpose: to harness their considerable bar cred to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
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Posted by Foobooz on August 2nd, 2012
Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal will be behind the bar at Kennett tonight with a special menu of Rickeys. The Rickey, for those not in the know was invented in the 1880s at Shoomaker’s in Washington, DC by barkeep George A. Williamson. It is said that ”Colonel” Joe Rickey (lobbyist and man-about-town) collaborated with Williamson to devise a drink to combat the muggy heat of the capital’s summers. The original Rickey consisted of whiskey, fresh lime, & sparkling water. Though bourbon was first favored, the Gin Rickey has had more famous past. But at Kennett tonight there will plenty of room for an entire menu of Rickeys.
Esmon and Gaal are bartending tonight and next Thursday at Kennett. Next week will feature Allagash beers and Di Bruno Bros. cheeses.
Menu of Rickeys »
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Posted by Foobooz on July 6th, 2012
Bartenders Christian Gaal and Phoebe Esmon have been largely quiet since leaving their jobs at Farmers’ Cabinet but on Monday, July 16th they couple will be hosting a cocktail dinner at Koo Zee Doo. The LUPEC cocktail dinner will include four courses and four cocktails for $120 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the Lupus research.
Phoebe and Christian will also be doing a guest bartending shift on Wednesday July, 18th at Kennett.
Koo Zee Doo [Official Site]
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Posted by Foobooz on March 8th, 2012
We just received word that cocktail couple Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal have left Farmers’ Cabinet and will be moving on to other joint projects.
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