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By Sarah Gill
28th Apr 2023

Kieran Harnett

Social Pictures: The launch of The Human Zoo cocktail menu The Sidecar at The Westbury

The Sidecar’s striking new cocktail menu is inspired by the glamour, hedonism and wit of the 1920s. Here are some social snaps from the launch...

Many familiar faces arrived at The Sidecar in The Westbury for the launch of the exciting new cocktail menu, The Human Zoo.

When was it?

Wednesday 19 April

Where was it?

The Sidecar at The Westbury, Dublin

Why were we there?

The Human Zoo menu, the title of which refers in a satirical sense to the hedonistic and exhibitionist class represented in the illustrations of Anne Harriet Fish, features 16 new, expertly created cocktails alongside quotes from some of the era’s most notable social commentators, bringing guests back in time to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most glamorous periods.

One hundred years ago, members of high society on both sides of the Atlantic were renowned for their hedonistic, exuberant and decadent style of living. It was an age which saw a new appreciation for ‘The Good Times’, and what many saw as a freedom from the austere constrictions and sensibilities of the Victorian age.

“When we came to researching the collection, we were inspired by the 1920s illustrator Anne Harriet Fish and went in search of an original copy of her 1920 book, High Society, which she wrote with author and satirist Dorothy Parker. Having taken the time to understand the classics of the era, we created our own original and modern twists on the archetypal serves.

With this menu, every cocktail is built around a ‘pillar’ – with the flavours layered in total harmony. We’re bringing those curious bottles, aromatic bitters and herbaceous flavours down off the high shelf and into the mix to present guests with the flavours they already knew, but in exciting and different ways” – The Sidecar Manager, Oisin Kelly.

See the familiar faces who made an appearance at the event below…

the sidecar
Oisin Kelly, Ian Nolan and Karl Byrne
the sidecar
Rachel Tweedy, Charlotte Doyle and Eva Kelly
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Jessie Collins and Aoife Carrigy

Photography by Kieran Harnett.