Another good blog to keep up with general absinthe news (besides InAbsinthia of course!) is Lucid Absinthe's blog. While naturally centered on their brand(s), they also do a good job of more general absinthe news and notes. A recent post featured founder and absinthe chef Ted Breaux in pictures and words, while another one shows a couple classic absinthe-related paintings and quotes, including this beautiful one from Dowson's classic "Absinthia Taetra":
The man had known the obscure night of the soul, and lay even now in the valley of humiliation… But for a little while he had forgotten. - Ernest Downson (1867-1900), “Absinthia Taetra”
And here is a link to aforementioned Absinthe Salon. As far as we know, there are no places locally that specialize in absinthe, although I do believe there are a few places that have fountains and serve absinthe. We have been to bars that serve absinthe sans the fountain, but that isn't quite the same, is it?
Sounds like a business opportunity to me!
Thankfully, the writer avoids most of the clichés and correctly describes the process, with nary a mention of flames. It is unfortunate that it uses the absinthe / absent homophone, but what can you do?
Be sure to have an absinthe today on National Absinthe Day! Think I'll pour a Silene.Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Celebrating National Absinthe Day