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Cafe Nordo presents: Sauced
Theo Chocolate Factory
Seattle, WA
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Cafe Nordo presents: Sauced
In a secret gin-joint within Theo Chocolate Factory the incomparable Chef Nordo Lefesczki teams up with "America's Best Bartender" Murray Stenson to bring Seattle an evening of sizzling entertainment, creative food, amazing cocktails, and smokin' music that harkens back to another era.  

This fall, Cafe Nordo returns to Fremont with "Sauced", one part historical tour of mixology, one part film noir style thriller, shaken and served up with a dash of surreal. Fedoras nod to the beat of original jazz tunes performed live, as four of the top performers in Seattle deliver salty one-liners and perfectly poured classic cocktails to an intimate audience.  Paired with each cocktail is Chef Nordo Lefesczki's interpretation of bar food, deconstructed, reconstructed, and then deconstructed again.  As per the laws of Cafe Nordo, only the finest local, sustainable ingredients are served, and local craft distilleries provide the booze.

With Billie Wildrick (most recently seen in "Candide" and "On The Town" at the 5th Avenue Theatre) as the bombshell lounge singer, Mark Siano ("One of Seattle's top cabaret acts." -Seattle Gay Scene) as the washed up bar owner, and Opal Peachey as the cocktail waitress on the edge, "Sauced" delves into the sexy, dirty, soul-baring darkness of humanity under the influence.  Under the "beguiling" (Seattle Times) spell of Annastasia Workman's original jazz score, performed live by the Cafe Nordo House Band, audiences sip and taste as a story of mystery and betrayal unfolds all around them.  

Seattle's own Sultan of the Sauce, Murray Stenson, lends his expertise by designing the evening's flight of cocktails.  In July, Stenson won the highest award for mixology in the US, "The Best Bartender in America," voted by his peers at the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail festivities in New Orleans.  Currently at the Zig Zag Cafe, and formerly at Il Bistro, Stenson's blend of historical knowledge, originality, and craftsmanship garnered him national recognition in The New York Times, Playboy Magazine, and  

After two acclaimed five-course dining experiences, Cafe Nordo tipples towards its third Seattle installment, changing the form but not the experience.  The first, "The Modern American Chicken", won Cafe Nordo a Seattle Times Footlight Award for Excellence in Local Theater, and introduced audiences to Cafe Nordo: "A fricassee of satire, zany antics and enlightened food consciousness, Cafe Nordo has a unique spin on dining, wine-ing and watching... with kinky sincerity, the show spoofs chef-cult madness but sincerely honors the consumption of a well-cooked meal" (Seattle Times). The second, "Bounty! An Epic Adventure in Seafood" ("Fun filled and action packed" -Northwest Wining and Dining) treated audiences to "preternaturally fresh" (Seattle Times) seafood along with the science and folklore of the Salish Sea.  With "Sauced", writer Terry Podgorski and director Erin Brindley suspend reality for Seattleites once more. Through sizzling entertainment, creative food, amazing cocktails, and smokin' music, "Sauced" harkens back to a different era.  A much cooler era.

Cafe Nordo Presents: Sauced  
October 8 - November 13
Thursdays, 8pm - doors open at 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays, 8:30pm - doors open at 8:00
$35 includes the food and the show (cocktails available for purchase)
$55 includes the food, the show, and Murray's flight of cocktails
General Seating - first to come, first to sit
Gratuity not included
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Theo Chocolate Factory
3400 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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