For the most luxurious cocktail, consider something that’s over a century old.
The Palm Court
at The Plaza, which relaunched in October under the direction of celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakkarian has come into the 21st Century, but not without a throwback to the origins of this historic landmark.
The new cocktail menu, which launched a month after The Plaza’s new tea service, features contemporary and vintage cocktails. Zakkarian teamed up with mixologist and spirits historian Brian van Flandern, creating an evening cocktail list that honors the 107-year-old history of the bar. In a nod to contemporary times, outlets are available at the new oval bar and individual tables, for that much needed early evening charge…
For the ultimate in vintage spirits, consider the Century Sidecar, a $3,000 (yes, you read that correctly) libration that will certainly bring you back to The Plaza’s glory days. Made with Remy Martin Louis XIII ‘Black Pearl’ 100+ yr old cognac, 1960 vintage Cointreau, fresh lime juice and Demerara sugar syrup this old school cocktail is one for the history books. The luxe creation is served in a Baccarat crystal coup, which is included in the cost of the cocktail, to take home and reminisce on this indulgent experience.
If you want something a bit more low key, the $225 Clase Manhattan may do it. Made with Clase Azul ‘Ultra’ Extra-Anejo Tequila, Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, stirred to perfection and served with a flamed orange twist, this Manhattan is unlike any other served on the island.
As you sip your cocktails, New York classics are transformed into bar food to help the booze go down. Opt for mini pastrami sandwiches, cast-iron seared shishito peppers or chilled oysters on the half shell to start the night off right.