WORLD CLASS DRINKING launched its highly anticipated pop-up of New York speakeasy Please Don’t Tell (PDT) in Melbourne on Thursday night. The cooler than cool collaboration sees the World Class team behind Melbourne’s Black Pearl bar play host to the dynamic duo behind the lauded New York bar.
PDT’s Jim Meehan and Jeff Bell, alongside Nathan Beasley and Matthew Stirling from Black Pearl, unveiled a specially-designed, PDT inspired menu at an exclusive preview to 40 of Melbourne’s top media and trade guests.
With Jim and Jeff responsible for curating the cocktail menu, guests were treated to a selection of delicious cocktails, including the Tanqueray No. TEN Nichol Buck and Bulleit Bourbon Sweet Tea Smash.
The PDT team also partnered with barbecue king Chris Terlikar of Blueblonnet Barbecue to create an Australian version of the menu for the pop-up. The menu, which included PDT’s famous Spicy Redneck hotdog, alongside local variations, The Wild Bill, The Bonnet Dog and The Bouchier.
Six hundred tickets had been allocated for the pop-up event, and had booked out within a day after release. The PDT at Black Pearl pop up will continue for the weekend, ending Sunday 9th of August and coincides with the reopening of Black Pearl, following a fresh renovation.