Friday, October 9, 2015

yvonne's toronto

1 1/4 oz Calvados
1 oz Old Simon Genever
1/2 oz S. Maria al Monte Amaro
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

After having a drink at Yvonne's main bar, I made my way off to the part of the restaurant that I passed by on the way to the dining room -- namely, the library. The library has a shorter bar with a lot of lounge seating scattered amongst the bookshelf walls with amusing paintings of celebrities and politicians; surprisingly it has a completely different menu that the main bar. The backbar of the library bar also had a similar dark wood aesthetic for it came from another part of the old Locke-Ober and moved to that wall during the renovation.
The Toronto I ordered from a menu of reconfigured classics began with a nutmeg and apple nose with hints of malt creeping in. Next, a rich caramel and apple sip was followed by a Genever and menthol-herbal swallow.

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