For most bartenders and bar patrons, the transition from summer to fall means moving from clear spirits and fresh ingredients to brown spirits and bitters, amaro, and other liqueurs. Yet I’ve long contended that leaving clear spirits like gin, rum, and even vodka out of fall cocktails unnecessarily limits a bartender’s options. To prove my point, I spoke with some area bartenders about their favorite fall cocktails utilizing clear spirits.
Consider many of the world’s most iconic pairings of food and wine: foie gras and Sauternes, raw oysters and Muscadet, grilled lamb and Syrah—or recall almost any wine dinner you might have attended. Unless it was specifically vegetarian, most if not all of the pairings probably involved meat of some sort. For most sommeliers, pairing wine with animal protein is a daily demand. But what if you don’t eat meat?
It’s the little things that catch you up: making sure you update the vintages on the wine list, not double-booking yourself for tasting appointments, and figuring out just how much glass-pour rosé you need to order before the first true weekend of summer.
@BJeanClement@DelanceySeattle Yeah, I remember trying to get a breakdown like that for a story a while back and having no luck. I'm just worried (for my own sake in part) that Seattle is moving away from full service because it's so costly, and diners don't value it enough.
@BJeanClement Excellent piece. I'd be curious to know how many of the openings are in full-service restaurants vs. counter service/takeout/other. The labor crunch is so, so real both FOH and BOH, and for all the newbies there aren't enough new diners.
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