Mixologists Sam Ross, Julian Cox and Joel Black Take Over Comme Ca’s Bar

Joel Black by Caroline on Crack
Joel Black and Julian Cox by Caroline on Crack

Joel Black and Julian Cox return to Comme Ca along with Sam Ross.

They say you can never go home again but L.A. cocktail geeks will sure be happy to see some renown mixologists return to Comme Ca in West Hollywood, even if for one night only. Sam Ross (who installed Comme Ca’s cocktail program in 2007) of Milk & Honey in New York and the bartenders whom he trained and have consequently gone on to bigger and awesome-r things, Joel Black (Three Clubs, Cana) and Julian Cox (Rivera, Playa, Sotto), will take over the bar and create cocktails inspired by the restaurant’s “spring bistronomy menu.”

Menu items:

  • Poached Asparagus with cured salmon and béarnaise sauce ($11)
  • Pan Seared Ling Cod with coconut emulsion and lemon confit ($25)
  • Artichoke Agnolotti with Clam served with heirloom tomato and purple basil ($19)
  • Coq Au Vin Blanc with spring savory cabbage sauerkraut ($24)
  • Chocolate Liqueur Sponge Cake with strawberry jelly and cocoa nib ice cream ($9)


  • Bee Keeper: Bourbon, honey, bitters and absinthe, lemon twist
  • Jungle Bird: Cruzan Black Strap Rum, Pineapple, lime and Campari
  • Mercy, Mercy: Gin, Aperol and Cocchi Americano, grapefruit twist
  • Midnight Lush: Oro pisco Torontel, fresh lemon juice, fresh pressed red grape juice, blackberry, lavender, agave nectar

EVENT: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 from 6:30 to 9:30pm

Comme Ca
8479 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, California 90069 (map)
(323) 782-1104
Facebook: Comme Ca
Twitter: @commecawh


6 Responses to Mixologists Sam Ross, Julian Cox and Joel Black Take Over Comme Ca’s Bar
  1. Michael / South Bay Foodies
    April 10, 2012 | 8:54 pm

    Joel Black is one of my faves! I’ve tasted some of his cocktails featuring moonshine (@ the last blogger prom after party!?) and cognac (LA Times Food Noir). I’m sure he’ll be doing it up at this event!

  2. tallnoe
    April 10, 2012 | 11:29 pm

    Damnit – would LOVE to be here for this… why you have to tell me about this now?? 😉 I need to be bi-city-al. 😉

  3. Caroline on Crack
    April 10, 2012 | 11:50 pm

    Michael, Yeah, it’s a stellar crew. Can’t wait. So much awesomeness in one room!

    Noelle, come back for it!

  4. Nico
    April 14, 2012 | 12:18 am

    Sorry to be ‘that guy:’ but it’s supposed to be ‘renowned.’ ‘Renown’ is a noun.

  5. Nico
    April 14, 2012 | 12:19 am

    (Although admittedly, if we’re playing Grammar Nazi, I probably shouldn’t have used a colon in that sentence..heh.)

  6. Caroline on Crack
    April 14, 2012 | 1:18 am

    Nico! You’re back! Long time no see.

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