Look Don’t Tell Announces its Cocktail & Wine Curator
Theatrical Experience Names Spirits Savant and Cocktail Craftsman Extraordinaire, Chris Hannah, in this new role
NEW ORLEANS – Belles Fetes Productions has announced that Chris Hannah of New Orleans’ Jewel of the South has been named Cocktail & Wine Curator for its November run of its unique, theatrical experience – Look Don’t Tell.
Look Don’t Tell is an immersive theatre and fine dining excursion – the first of its kind in the New Orleans area. Taking place in the historic 1800s, Look Don’t Tell follows the dramatic narrative of the prominent New Orleans, but contentious, Pontalba Family. Guests are immersed in interactive exchanges with the family at their grand chateau. The drama, which unfolds between aristocrats and mythical characters, draws audience members into the story. The mystical evening includes esoteric dance, dramatic vignettes, mystical rituals, voodoo and other enchanting surprises.
Chris Hannah moved to New Orleans in 2004 in pursuit of a hospitality and tourism degree and dreams of owning his own bed & breakfast. He had tended bar in other cities and had found greater enjoyment in serving customers than crafting cocktails. Then he was hired at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar. After his time at Arnaud's French 75 Bar where he helped it win a James Beard Award twice in 2015 and 2017, Chris and fellow bartender, Nick Detrich, resurrected the classic 19th century New Orleans bar, Jewel of the South.
Chris can craft just about any cocktail, traditional or contemporary, with an attention to aesthetic detail and taste. But it is his dedication to service that remains so crucial, that serves his customers and the city so well.
Look Don’t Tell will include a run of four theatrical engagements (Nov. 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th). Each experience will be accompanied by a private fine dining experience. An acclaimed chef prepares a whimsical, 19th-century style, six-course meal with local farm to table ingredients. The gourmet Creole meal is tailored to the dietary needs of the diners and served with the skillfully chosen wines and cocktails selected by Chris.
Look Don’t Tell’s immersive event allows for an exclusive list of 20 guests per night. Ticket holders are encouraged to purchase their seats ahead of time at www.LookDontTell.com.
Belle Fetes Productions LLC is a New Orleans-based production company that promotes local arts and stories of Louisiana by bringing stories of famous characters of local lore to life through design focused on audience immersion, interaction and participation. Belles Fetes believes in Louisiana’s creative community and allocates a portion of all profits to the Link Stryjewski, Foundation, a local non-profit organization that supports New Orleans' youth.
For more information, visit www.lookdonttell.com or call (917) 523-8057.