|I love when the bottle is bigger than the bartender!|
A smallish bar awaits just inside the entrance, and we stopped for a drink with my new favorite bartender, Am, short for Amnesty. She sold Mary on the house specialty, a spiced rum infused at the bar with cinnamon and all spice, blended with apple cider, and then heated with the steam wand from the espresso maker. It was served in a tall glass wrapped with a white linen napkin. It was the perfect cocktail for a crisp autumn evening, and I imagine that a little snow would make it even better. I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Grigio with a plate of house cut potato chips ($3.95), sliced razor thin on a mandolin, crisped in the frier, and served with pink peppercorn salt. Wonderful stuff, and technically a vegetable. Am walked us through some of the the other house cocktails made with local distilled spirits that she could make for us. The bottle in the picture is a bourbon infused with chamomile. Don't you just love talking with people who obviously enjoy their work? I look forward to visiting again and eating right there at the bar.