Customized Cocktails With A Cherry on Top
Just one of the novel flourishes bestowed upon the clientele at the restaurant formerly known as Park Avenue Cafe, presently Park Avenue Summer for those of you that didn’t get the memo, reveals itself as a do-it-yourself bar. Perhaps the first of its kind in New York City, you can have your way…with your cocktail. While you don’t have to do any of the actual work other than stroll over to a newly sleek, wood-topped bar with ice pockets auspiciously built in to display an alluring selection of liquors, just-squeezed mixers and fresh garnishes. Let’s break it down, so you can mull over your choices: there’s two bubbly options, three types of vodka and summery mixers, which include lemon verbena, rhubarb lime and lychee basil. After sampling all of them (they’ll happily oblige), I elected for a gentle rhubarb lime with vodka and lime garnish. Oh, and just like at a sundae station, you can even put a cherry on top. Isn’t being a grown-up fun?
But that’s just a preview. Stay tuned for my first bite as it might just be worth your while to make a trip to midtown…
Until we eat again,
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