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Bleu to go ‘Rat Pack’ cool

The Bleu Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Memphis has crafted a “Rat Pack themed affair” for the launch of its new new patio.  The unveiling is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday (April 19).

The Bleu Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Memphis has crafted a “Rat Pack themed affair” for the launch of its new new patio.

The unveiling is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday (April 19), with the rain date set for April 26. The Bleu Restaurant and Lounge is located at 221 South Third St., across from the FedExForum.

Patrons should expect complimentary vintage cocktails (redeemable with your swizzle sticks), swingin’ sound  provided by Memphian Jeremy Shrader and his band, footage of Rat Pack movies, an Ocean’s Eleven-esque mystery and the debut of Bleu’s signature patio drink – the “Bleu Velvet.” All of that and samples from the summer menu.

The restaurant reopened in October and Chef Robert Nam Cirillo said, “I am just ecstatic. The restaurant has been very successful. It is fulfilling to see that our hard work and diligence has paid off. It is the highest of compliments when we can please people who know food.”

Managing partner Glenn Malone detailed the Rat Pack theme. “The 60’s was a good time. It’s an era that stirs up fond memories whether you were there or not. The Rat Pack epitomizes this decade. Naturally we want people to think of our restaurant as ‘swingin’ but also to have that same good feeling when they think of us.”

(For more information about the restaurant or reservations visit www.downtownbleu.com. Follow bleu @downtownbleu and check www.facebook.com/downtownbleu.)

 

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