More than 100 Memphis socialites showed up for Bleu Restaurant and Lounge’s patio opening Thursday, April 19, and the launch of its summer series of “Go Retro on the Patio” parties.
The newly renovated patio set opened in Rat Pack style – celebrating the swinging sound of the era with tunes from Jeremy Schrader – and a vintage cocktail menu that included aptly named drinks like the Dean Martin and the signature patio drink, The Bleu Velvet (skyy vodka, blue curacao and lime juice).
Guests also got a first look at some of Chef Robert Nam Cirillo’s patio menu items like seafood ceviche on fried green tomatoes, braised lamb chops, chicken satay, grilled oysters and consistent crowd favorite, the lobster tempura roll.
The rest of the upcoming patio parties – featuring decade appropriate music, food and drinks – are as follows:
- April 26 Funky 70’s Disco
- May 3 Nifty 50’s Doo Wop
- May 10 Groovy 60’s Beatles
- May 17 Roaring 20’s Speakeasy
- May 24 Swinging 40’s Blues Juke Joint