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The Promontory: First Taste

The Promontory: First Taste

Doughnuts at The Promontory

Doughnuts at The Promontory

 

Walking into The Promontory is like walking into an enormous house party, if that house was a modern cabin palace with a huge central bar, outdoor fire pits, and a wood-burning oven clearly visible from the dining room. Friendly servers and bartenders shimmy to and fro, greeting guests and making diners feel comfortably at home. For a north sider, the trek to Hyde Park typically feels daunting. But once here, the commute is immediately forgotten and everything feels right where it should be. I recommend starting off by sitting at the bustling bar and ordering a drink. The bartenders are quick, precise, and warm, not to mention adept at making suggestions and explaining obscure spirits and such, of which there are several. The cocktail list is the handiwork of Justin Anderson (nee La Sirena Clandestina), who divvies it a chart organized by spirit, each one available as a different cocktail shaken, stirred, or carbonated. The Jack Rose was particularly stunning, a carbonated eau de vie drink made with apple brandy, grenadine, lime juice, and maple syrup, which altogether tasted like boozy apple sauce. Another solid foray into your Promontory experience would be the Hearth Manhattan, infused with hearth-charred vermouth, which provides an aromatic glance at what’s to come with……SEE FULL STORY

 

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