Cover image: Moses Laboy ‘s Normal Man Cocktail © Tokyoracer for WhereNYC
Bottom Line: A wonderful chill lounge with delicious dishes and spectacular cocktails that will surely have you coming back for more.
Review: Bottle & Bine is a lovely lounge located on Second Avenue, which is a great place for a fun evening getaway. On this particular evening, Bottle & Bine was promoting their new fall cocktails and new dishes. The entry to the bar introduces you to a relaxed decor, and the bar has two levels, with additional tables upstairs if you are looking for more cozy seating.
The main event however, was to showcase the new upcoming cocktails and dishes which would give off a seasonal fall vibe. The new fall cocktails were shown off showcasing 2015 New York’s best New York Bartender finalist and Cocktail and Beverage Director Moses Laboy’s creations. His theme using smoke, spice, and butter ingredients truly showed a mastery of exquisite flavors.
His cocktails, such as the Captain Everything, manages to combine Mount Gay Rum, Cinnamon, and Star Anise Smoke into a delicious smooth drink. Another drink, the Normal Man, mixes in Applewood Smoke, Peychaud’s Bitters, and Elijah Craig Bourbon, which made an intense soulful cocktail.
In addition, the food that was served was delectable with Executive Chef Angie Berry showing off her dishes. With dishes such as the Braised Pork Cheek and Wagyu Steak, you get a sense of fine cooking that complements the season.
With excellent cocktails and amazing food, Bottle & Bine is definitely a great place to bring a special someone or a few friends during the colder months.